The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 26 with Julie Mercado

Julie Mercado – Dayton, Ohio

Julie ran 2:53:14 in Houston this year at age 46, which was only her third marathon and her first since running Boston at age 26. She also ran 1:22:01 in November at Indy during her buildup to attempt to qualify for the Olympic Trials Marathon. Julie was an All-American in cross-country, indoor and outdoor track at Hillsdale College and now runs for Runners Plus Elite. She recently finished as the 3rd female (1:25:26) in the Old Glory Invitational Half Marathon, a local elite race held in Dayton on November 1st.


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