A Long Beach, California native. Emmet was the typical surfer until moving to Arizona in 1995. In the desert, he found running and became obsessed with the sport until his 2nd knee surgery. Not being able to run for 9 months, he turned to swimming and ultimately the triathlon.
In 2002, Emmet became a group running leader for Scottsdale Running Co. and now Sole Sports. This is where his passion for competing turned to supporting and inspiring new runners/walkers achieve goals they never thought possible.
For the last 9 years Emmet has lead over 1200 group runs. His passion to educate others about the sport has him speaking to local business, hospitals and non-profit organizations. If he is not speaking about motivation he is talking about nutrition, injury prevention and getting fit in the proper shoes and gear.
"I'm fortunate to surround myself with great people who share the same passion for running/walking, this has allowed me to be the official pace leader for the Women's Half Marathon and supporting Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series in their grassroots efforts".
"You can't think of Sole Sports and the local running community without thinking of Emmet Acebedo" says Terri Antonino, one of his group runners. "He's inspired so many beginners who started out in the sport and have become life long runners because of his support, guidance and sincere interest in their progress".
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