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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014

Fast Break's Alan Outlaw Still Looking For Sub-2:40 Marathon

His Marathons Have Only Gotten Faster And Faster In Recent Years

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - by John Hunt

Alan Outlaw didn’t exactly set the world on fire with his high school running career, but he’s gotten faster and faster since then.

Outlaw is that 37-year-old co-owner of Fast Break Athletics who graduated from East Ridge in 1996.  He played basketball for several years until finally dedicating his time and effort to track and cross country.

He was the number-one runner for the Pioneers and the late coach Don Waters, but that was about the time that Baylor’s Jamey Gifford, Cleveland’s Ben Phillips and Bradley’s Aaron Baird were the ones to beat.

Outlaw barely qualified for the state cross country meet as he finished 10th in the region before claiming 70th in the final meet of the season.  He then took off the next decade-plus from running.

Find out how Alan found his way back to running:

This is the 40th in a series of runners in the Chattanooga area.  If you know someone who might make an interesting story, email John Hunt at


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