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 inContinue reading “The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 26 with Julie Mercado”

The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 23 with Dustin Sprague

Dustin Sprague – Dayton, Ohio Dustin ran 2:23:00 (4th Overall) at the 2019 Columbus Marathon at age 44. It was his 17th marathon since he began running competitively at age 37. In the Fall of 2019, Dustin also ran 32:19 for 10K (Minster Oktoberfest Classic), 25:14 for five miles (Miamisburg Turkey Trot), 52:27 for tenContinue reading “The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 23 with Dustin Sprague”

The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 22 with Chris Lemon

Chris Lemon – Dayton, Ohio Chris ran 2:18:06 in the 2015 Chicago Marathon (16th Overall, 7th American) and ran in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon. He has run a 1:05:38 half marathon and a 29:21 10K. Chris ran for the University of Dayton where he ranks #1 all-time in the 5,000m (14:22.1), 10,000m (29:46.3),Continue reading “The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 22 with Chris Lemon”