The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 32 with Verrelle Wyatt

Verrelle Wyatt – Akron, Ohio

Verrelle ran a 1:06 half marathon, a 2:24 marathon, and a 2:57 road 50K. He finished 2nd in the 2017 Akron Marathon and became the Akron Marathon Race Director in February 2020. Verrelle is a Physical Therapist and the owner of Physio Balance & Sports Performance. He was an all-state runner for Copley High School in Akron and received a scholarship to run for Campbell University in North Carolina. Verrelle is a father, yoga instructor, fitness ambassador, and plans to continue chasing the standard for the 2024 Olympic Trials Marathon.


 

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The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 31 with Evan Gaynor

Evan Gaynor – Perrysburg, Ohio

Evan ran 2:17:29 at Grandma’s Marathon in 2019 to qualify for his second US Olympic Marathon Trials. He also qualified for the 2016 Trials by running 1:04:44 at the 2016 Jacksonville Half Marathon. Evan was a state cross-country champion in high school and a five-time All-American at Malone University. He won the Glass City Marathon twice and plans to run his hometown race again this year.


 

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The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 30 with Amy Robillard

Amy Robillard – Cincinnati, Ohio

Amy ran 2:43:51 in the 2019 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon to qualify for her second Olympic Trials. She also qualified for the 2016 Trials after running 2:44:12 in Houston. Running is Amy’s second sport; she swam collegiately for the University of Arizona and was nationally ranked in high school. Her first road race was the 2002 Chicago Marathon where she ran 3:07:57, and she has won the Flying Pig Marathon twice (2014, 2015) and the half three times (2011, 2012, 2016). Amy coaches club and high school swimming, middle school cross-country, and has two children. She shares her approach to training and racing that has allowed her to improve her marathon results each year.


 

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