Stephanie Tang of New York, NY toed the line with confidence this past weekend at the St. George Marathon. She started patiently targeting her projected time of 3:46:32 and as the race progressed she got stronger finishing the second half over 3-minutes faster than her first. We’re proud to report that in her 22nd marathon Stephanie ran her first negative split and second fastest ever. Her official time was 3:43:19. [Full Results]
Earlier this year we mentioned Marylee Martucci’s great start with coach Alicia Shay setting three new PRs in less than three months. At the Dubai Marathon she shaved 7 minutes off her performance last year in Chicago and this past weekend she set her second consecutive Run SMART marathon PR at St. George.
Marylee’s official time was 3:33:4, a 4-minute PR! [Official results]
We’re racking up a lot of sub-3 hour performances this fall! These are big jumps too, runners who have not been at this level before. Latest…
Run SMART client Justin Davies of Sandy, UT set a 16-minute PR and broke 3-hours for the first time in St. George last weekend. Justin’s official time was 2:57:07. [Official Results]
Justin works with Run SMART client “Hot” Rod Koborsi.
Run SMART client Jamesina Simpson achieved her longtime goal of breaking 3-hours in the marathon this past weekend at the St. George Marathon in Utah. Her official time was 2:59:21! [Full results]
Big congrats to Jamesina and her coach Ann Alyanak. This performance shattered Jamesina’s previous PR from 8 years ago by 10 minutes.
Run SMART client Cathrine Wolden was the 6th female and 1st masters finisher this past weekend at the St. George Marathon. [Full Results] Her time of 2:48:39 was a 2-minute PR.
We’re extremely proud and excited to see Cathrine reach one of her longtime goals of breaking 2:50 in the marathon. When she signed up for coaching and started working with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay back in 2010 her PR was 3:13. When you’re that fast and you go out and drop 25 minutes off your time in 3 years – you’re a badass! Your coach is a badass too!
Run SMART client Katie Grove of Smyrna, GA set a 24 minute PR in the marathon on October 7th at the St. George Marathon in St. George, Utah. Coming into the race with a previous best of 3:55, Katie ran 3:30:40, not only crushing her old personal best, but also qualifying for the Boston Marathon. (Full results)