Meet the second runner we’ll be following along as he trains with @clifbar for CIM, @therealmattduffy:

Hi there, I’m Matt Duffy and this will be my 3rd CIM and 6th Marathon! I last ran CIM in 2015 and tore my plantar fascia at mile 22, I was able to finish in a PR of 2:21:02 but the injury sidelined me quite a bit over the next year. My goal at CIM is to get as close as possible to my previous marathon best and set myself up on a path to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials. It should be a fun 9 weeks of hitting the pavement once or twice a day, and it’ll definitely leave me feeling exhausted but the starting line is now, not at Folsom. Looking forward to sharing my training with everyone, please tag me in any comments and I’ll personally reply