John McCreesh of Drexel Hill, PA had a huge breakthrough at the Mesa-PHX Marathon. His official time of 3:27:57 was a PR by 8-minutes and 27-seconds. Thanks to the elevation drop in the first half John also managed to set a new half marathon PR with a 1:39:25 split (almost 2-minutes faster than his previous best).
“I ran my first marathon in 2013 and completed it in 4:11:17. I then started using Run SMART in 2014. Since then I’ve steadily improved and just finished my 10th marathon with a Boston Qualifying time of 3:27:57. The plan is easy to follow and the coaches will customize the plan based on your schedule and fitness level.” – John