Founder & President, MadAthlete.com
A lifelong athlete and former division 1 hockey player, Tom caught the adventure sports bug back in 2000 after years of watching the Eco Challenge on TV. He has tackled adventure races up to 6 days in duration with as little as 8 hours of sleep (a natural hallucinogen). Top results included 5th place at the 6-Day Eco-Challenge North American Championships and 5th place at the 4-Day Beast of the East. Tom is also a four time Boston Marathoner with an overall marathon PR of 2:55. In 2012, Tom is jumping into ultramarathons after a couple years focusing on road marathons. He came in 11th overall at his first 50 in January (the Avalon 50) and has a full schedule planned, including Racing the Planet’s 250km 7-Day Stage Race across the deserts of Jordan in May and the Vermont 100 in July.
Tom has brought the same grit and determination to MadAthlete.com, a company he founded in 2003. Though he’d done well as a consultant in a firm he co-founded, the work and business environment eventually left him unfulfilled. By aligning his career to his passion for adventure sports, Tom enjoys waking up each day to work for his own company, in a field he both loves and knows well and for customers that are inherently just like him - that is, a little “mad”.