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2010 Race Team- Nick Selbo

New to the Rock/Creek Race Team for 2010-

Nick Selbo

IMG_7059 Age: 30

Occupation: Teacher (High School Chinese)

Upon early graduation from high school, Nicholas attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison as a zoology undergraduate with minors in history and genetics. After graduation he joined the United States Peace Corps as a science teacher in Zimbabwe. Included in Nicholas’s teaching responsibilities was running the technology lab and coaching the girls swimming team. The Peace Corps Zimbabwe program was closed prematurely and the volunteers evacuated due to election violence where upon Nicholas traveled the South African region for three months before returning to the US to be reassigned. Nicholas decided to go individually to China and gained a position in Yantai University teaching English, Western History and Culture, and business classes. He moved to the nearby Shandong Institute of Business and Technology the following year and continued on in the same regard. After approximately four years in China instructing, taking classes and working one-on-one with tutors learning Chinese, Nicholas returned to the US and has settled into education. He is in his third year teaching Mandarin Chinese in Chattanooga as well as his third year teaching at the Chattanooga Chinese School held at Chattanooga State Technical College. He also recently received a graduate degree in secondary education and foreign languages at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, was Assistant Cross Country Coach for Baylor School and Dorm Parent for Harrison Hall and accepted the Head Cross Country Coach position at Soddy Daisy High School.

Years Running: 15 years

Favorite Trail Race: StumpJump 50k

Favorite Training Trail: Cumberland Trail Chattanooga, TN
Link to Blog:


Educational Blog:

Lifelong Running Goals:

Running is a lifestyle which I would like to keep up until the end. I have personal goals of breaking 16:00 in the 5K again and 2:30:00 in the marathon. Trail racing and running is my strength and a necessary breath of fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of life. I would like to make the Local Hero’s list in Chattanooga (may have done this year with a 2:36 marathon finish).

2009 Races and Past Accomplishments:

Feb09 – Scenic City Half Marathon DNF, Hamstring (on pace for 1:15:00)

Mar09 – River Gorge Run 1st overall with 1:15:00 (10.2 miles)

May09 – Greenway Challenge Outdoor Adventure Race 1st overall with 1:45:00

Aug09 – Missionary Ridge Run 2nd overall with 25:57

Oct09 – Stump Jump 50K 2nd with 4:21

Oct09 – Pie Run 10K 1st with 34:16

Dec09 – Rocket City Marathon, Huntsville, AL 4th overall with 2:36:23
Race Calendar for 2010:

Feb10 – Frozen 5k for Haiti

Feb10 – Scenic City Half Marathon

Mar10 – River Gorge Run

May10 – Greenway Challenge Outdoor Adventure Race

Apr10 – Chickamauga Chase 15K

Aug10 – Missionary Ridge Run

Oct10 – Stump Jump 50K

Oct10 – Pie Run 10K

Nov10 – Turkey Trot 8K

Dec10 – Rocket City Marathon, Huntsville, AL

Month Date Race Location Road/trail Results Time
February 6 Frozen 5k for Haiti Shackleford Ridge, Signal Mtn. TN Trail 16:56
27 Scenic City Half Marathon
March 27 River Gorge Trail Race Prentice Cooper WMA, Cumberland Trail Trail
April 17 Chickamauga Chase 15k The Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Both
24 Belvoir Academy 5k East Ridge, TN Road
May 8 Greenway Challenge Adventure Race North Chick, TN Trail
22 Scenic City Trail Marathon Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility Trail
August 14 Missionary Ridge Road Race Chattanooga, TN Road
October 2 Rock/Creek Stump Jump 50k & 11mile Chattanooga, TN Trail
16 Pie Run 10k Signal Mtn, TN Road
November 26 Turkey Trot 8k
December 11 Rocket City Marathon Huntsville, AL Road
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