Groupshot with Peter

In Memory of Peter

Dear Achilles Athletes, Guides, Volunteers, and Friends


It is with a heavy heart that we share the news we learned this morning (March 25, 2018) that our fellow board member, Peter Pressman, passed away. According to the Nashville Striders post on their Facebook page this morning that was informing the community of Peter’s passing, they indicated that he had an apparent heart attack. It seems he was to go on a run with the group this morning and their post stated he died prior to the scheduled run.


As you all know Peter has been a HUGE presence at Achilles over the years. In fact, he was one of the first folks to answer the call to assistance when Sarah Hart began thinking about starting this chapter and reached out to some folks in the community. Peter has been right by our sides ever since, as an active board member, as an event management representative, as a guide, a mentor, and a friend to ALL. I honestly cannot imagine our running community without Peter in it.


Our Achilles Nashville family would like to share our deepest sympathy with his wife, and also to the Nashville Striders as well. We should all keep Peter in mind during races and “finish upright and smiling” (Peter’s quote after every race he finished). He was deeply loved in our running community and in our organization. He will leave a void in our hearts and “soles”!


In sorrow,

Amy & Lizzy