Adam co-founded the Boston chapter with David in 2015. Adam grew up in Milton and attended Trinity College, where he was captain of the cross country team and teammate of DWRT co-founder Matt Wong. He received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and worked as a lawyer and advisor for the Deval Patrick administration. He has also served as a volunteer assistant track coach at the Epiphany School in Dorchester. While most of his racing experience is in shorter distances (28:06 8K XC, 35:38 10K), Adam is excited about a foray into the half and full marathons. He lives in the Back Bay with his wife and two sons.
Andrew Kuo was born and raised in Taiwan and is pursuing a scientific career as a postdoctoral research fellow in Boston. Having never considered himself an athlete, Andrew experienced the magic of running when his friend lured him into a half marathon race in 2018. He soon realized that running could be a “team sport” after finishing his first track workout with the Whippets at the MIT track. Andrew’s passion for distance running flourished after experiencing the endorphin high from running a marathon. He is currently on his journey of chasing a sub-3 hour marathon with support from the Whippets. Andrew can be easily spotted on the Esplanade doing his favorite tempo run or walking his furry-significant-other, Bacchus.
David has been running with the Dashing Whippets since summer of 2017. He was born in Boston, MA and raised in Brockton, MA. He ran track and XC for Brockton High School and ran track for UMass Amherst. During his high school/college career he specialized in the 800m. After school, he ran road races independently for several years before joining the Whippets. He joined the Whippets seeking company for his long runs and he found much more. He has run several road races and since joining the Whippets and has PR’d in the 5K, 10K, HM, and Marathon. He lives just outside of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA with his lovely wife. His motto is the 5 C’s to Succeed: Courage, Commitment, Character, Class, and Confidence.
Cori joined the Whippets upon returning to Boston to work as a strategy consultant after spending time in Texas working for Military Medical Research and getting her PhD in biomedical engineering. Having grown up in a marathoning family, Cori has been a lifelong athlete and has deep roots with the Boston Marathon, in particular. She began marathoning, herself, during graduate school and found her greatest love for trail ultramarathons – placing 2nd in her first 50K and recently winning Stone Cat 50K. Cori lives in Kenmore Square and enjoys the beautiful sunrises in the City on her early morning runs, as well as getting out of the city on weekends for trail time!
David was a member of the DWRT leadership team in New York and relocated to Boston in September of 2015. An attorney, he is also an RRCA-certified coach and has run more than 25 marathons, including 10 Boston Marathons. He lives in Charlestown with his wife, two sons, and two rambunctious dogs who keep him running, even on rest days.
Looking for consistency in his winter training, Bill joined the Whippets in January 2016. Little did he know he’d get roped into routing Saturday long runs, getting to know the streets of Boston and making friends along the way. Growing up in western Massachusetts he swam competitively and ran cross country to keep busy in the off season. From 5ks on the roads to 50 mile trail races, Bill’s up for any distance on any surface – maybe even a triathlon too.
Kie has been running with the Dashing Whippets since the summer of 2017. Kie discovered the joy of running with a team when she ran XC in high school at Phillips Academy Andover and her team won first place at New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) championships in consecutive years. After graduating from the University of Chicago in 2012, Kie ran her first marathon in Tokyo to counterbalance long working hours at her first full-time job in Tokyo. Since then, Kie has completed four marathon majors including a 3:04 PR at Boston in 2017, a handful of shorter distance road / trail races, and placed fourth in her AG at 70.3 Lake Placid in September 2019.
Matt co-founded the NYC chapter of the Dashing Whippets in May 2009. Matt grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a BA in Economics at Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 2000 and an MPA from the University of Connecticut in 2006. Matt has been running since joining his high school cross country team his sophomore year. He then had an admittedly mediocre cross country and track career at Trinity. Since being with the team, Matt has completed 3 marathons with a 2:57:24 PR at the 2013 Boston Marathon and many other races, including a 4:48 mile at the 2015 Fifth Avenue Mile and a 1:18:40 half marathon in the 2016 NYC Half Marathon. Matt lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.