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Brandon Yonke

Brandon Yonke Has a Bright Future in Ultra Running


Brandon Yonke has done some things before graduating college that most college students, at least the ones I know, would never even dream of doing in their lifetimes.

Brandon Yonke

Brandon Yonke

Brandon has found a love for ultra running at such a young age, and he is already making a name for himself by wining and placing in many of the events that he has run. He’s also finished an ironman, run several marathons, and just recently completed his first 100-mile race.

And just recently, he came home from an running trip that is an experience he will likely never forget-running the Great Wall of China marathon.

Brandon Yonke Running on the Great Wall of China

Brandon Yonke Running on the Great Wall of China

We obviously got into his trip to China, the race itself, and a whole lot more during our conversation today. Here are some of the highlights of our chat: Read more

My Marathon Triple Crown

My Marathon Triple Crown (And Why It Doesn’t Include Boston)

With yesterday’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, many Americans pretended to be “experts” and “fans” of horse racing, at least until American Pharaoh won coming down the stretch.

Photo from USA Today

Photo from USA Today

Remind anyone of the Boston Marathon?

So in honor of yesterday’s race, I thought I’d put together my “marathon triple crown” if you will, of races that I would really like to run someday.

My Marathon Triple Crown

(For the record, Boston isn’t on the list because I WILL run that race. These three would just be a little icing on the cake.)

My Marathon Triple Crown of Races, in No Particular Order

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Lessons I Learned After My First Marathon-A Guest Post

Earlier this week, one of the members of our Facebook “Tribe” shared some of his thoughts after completing his first marathon recently.

I loved his post, and asked him if I could share it here, because I think there are plenty of valuable takeaways for anyone running their first half or full marathon.

So, here are Stephen’s takeaways after his first foray into the land of 26.2.

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It's OK to Walk

Sometimes You’ve Got to Accept That It’s OK to Walk

One of my favorite aspect of being an Altra Ambassador is getting to know so many amazing runners through the ambassador FB page. Every time I hear about the things they are doing, I always question why Altra would pick me to represent their brand in the same space as these truly amazing runners.

Recently, one of my fellow ambassadors Arianne Brown posted an article that she wrote that was published on The Spectrum (A Gannett Company) that really spoke to me.

So much so, that I wanted to share it with you guys. Enjoy.

Don’t Be Discouraged When Run Becomes a Walk

It's OK to Walk

Photo Credit: Lori Burlison

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Teal Burrell

Teal Burrell Sets High Goals for Herself, But She Get’s Results


Teal Burrell has witnessed first hand the power of setting big goals.

Teal Burrell

Teal Burrell

Since she started running, she has set some ridiculously lofty goals for herself. And because of that, there are times that small PRs are as disappointing as not PRing at all. But she uses those disappointments as motivation, and typically is able to come back with some really amazing times.

And without setting those big goals in the first place, these amazing times may not have been possible. Read more