I'm going to be a Bandit Pacer
2012 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon


Calvin Lee after running 6 h marathon in 2011 with a sign he found
Picture taken by Diane Moody (2011)
Disclaimer:  This is not meant to be serious. 
This page is not an official page of any sort.

Since I'm not part of the Official Pace Team for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon, I have to make my own webpage.  As you can tell from the official pace team website, there is no 5:15 pace group for the marathon.  That's because I stole the sign last year.  And since I'm slow, I wanted to clarify that there is no 5:15 (5 hours and 15 minute) pace group for the half marathon or 5K.

5:15 "informal" PACE TEAM LEADER: Calvin Lee

Hometown(s): Modesto, CA, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY


Marathon PR: 5:04 at the 2000 Flying Pigs Marathon in Cincinnati.

Recent Marathon:  6:01 at the 2011 October Nike Women's Marathon

Other Marathon Times:  7:03 at the 2010 Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon (I finished next to last but not last - somebody robbed me of my "finished dead last" title).


How many marathons have you run: 5 marathons.


Favorite marathon: Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon.  Because my name is on it.


Favorite marathon memory: When I ran the SAMM (Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon) in the rain last year, my wife Tammy Wu and our friend Dolores Avendano (Harry Potter illustrator for the Spanish editions and famed ultra runner) ran with me from mile 18 to the finish.  I wore a disposable surgical gown the entire time.  It ventilated and kept me dry (water and blood proof usually) - see picture above.


Other Hobbies:  Is facebook a hobby?  Trauma surgery, Botox, Fillers, Vein surgery, Acupuncture, assisting with plastic surgeries, complaining, becoming 90% vegan.  Oh and violin too.


The event that you're most proud of: Making it through one day without Tammy (the wife/boss) getting mad at me.


Other pacing experiences: None


Your Pacing Style and tips for runners who want to join your pace group:  We will start slow and then gradually speed up, and maybe even scare the people in the 5:10 group if we find some energy toward the end.  If we find no extra energy, we will hold a contest to see who will be last in the entire marathon.  We will suddenly stop and walk to piss off runners by stopping unexpectedly in the middle of the road.  Plus they will give you a "push" forward when they accidentally (or purposely) bump into you which will help in our momentum and running efficiency.  We will also milk sympathy from the crowd by looking like we're dying.  Practice the "tongue hanging out fatigued look" before you join my pace group.


A saying/quotation that you like:

Pain and bleeding means you're alive, at least for the moment, and that's usually a good thing.

Even though I may be wearing a surgical gown during the race, don't look to me to provide CPR for you, it will most likely be the other way around.


Please take a moment and visit the Official Pace Team for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon

This is the closest that I'll get to marathon greatness -
by getting my picture taken with the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon pacers (and race director Heidi):



Running Links:


Non Running Links, other website type interests of ours:


(209) 551-1888
Located in Modesto, CA
Services in Plastic Surgery, Veins, Acupuncture, and General Surgery

Modesto Plastic Surgery

email clee [at] surgerytoday.com

our facebook page:  www.facebook.com/modestoplasticsurgery


Our personal page on facebook is: www.facebook.com/modesto - feel free to contact us or "friend" us.

Looking for a California Marathon to run in March?
The official webpage for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon is www.modestomarathon.com


Bandit Pacer for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon