Born in Rochester, New York, Plasso made his way to Las Vegas where he attended UNLV on a full scholarship for track and field, and cross-country. After his four years at UNLV, he holds all records for distance running. One of the elite runners in the world, Plasso became a USA National 10K and 25K Champion. He followed that up by winning the Phoenix International Marathon twice, recording the third fastest debut ever for an American marathoner. Plasso overcame one of the top international fields ever assembled in 1983 in Phoenix, including Belgium’s Carl Listmont, who won silver and bronze medals, respectively, at the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games. Winning three Las Vegas International Marathons with record times, Plasso’s records stood for nearly 20 years, and today still claims the second and third fastest time in event history. Internationally, Plasso represented the USA in Seoul, Korea in the World Marathon Championships and served as team captain. During his remarkable racing career, Plasso won more than 250 races, including the Las Vegas Turkey Trot six times and every major race ever held in Las Vegas. In 2009, Plasso was inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame.
Plasso has also dedicated himself to giving back to the community. He has been involved with the Las Vegas Candle Lighters Association, a group that assists children with cancer, for many years during his residency in Las Vegas. He has been awarded the Philanthropic of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Candle Lighters Association and continues to promote and operate more than 20 fund raising events to raise money for local charities.
Currently, Plasso serves as the President/CEO of Supplement Rx, a national supplement manufacturer and founded Elite Nutrition, a national chain of retail supplement stores that has had as many as 50 locations. The first Elite Nutrition store opened in Henderson, Nev. in 1988 and is still in existence today. Plasso also developed several top lines including Xyience and worked with several other top brands. Plasso also founded and remains a board representative of the National Academy of Fitness and Sports Nutrition (NAFSN) and sits on the advisory board of the National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC). In addition, Plasso also founded the Sports Nutrition Media Group which operates educational sites like Sports Nutrition Supplement Guide and Nutritionology.com
Plasso holds many patents and certifications in the industry and continues to stay current with the latest trends in supplementation and fitness.
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