Jon Olsen Successfully Defends His 2010 SAMM Title

Jon Olsen 2:39:42

Were you confident you'd repeat as winner this year? Absolutely not! I knew of three competitors that had faster PR's than me. My training was ahead of last year but I thought at best I would run 2:40. I thought the winning time would be a few minutes faster, 2:37 or so. I am glad I had reserved myself to running my race and placing as high as I could because that strategy paid off in the end. If I had tried to run with the leaders, I don't think I would have won. I would like to add one other thing. There was a … [Read more...]

San Franciscan Michelle Meyer Captures the 2011 Women’s Crown

Michelle Meyer 2:52:25

What made you enter the Modesto Marathon? How did you hear about it? I discovered the Modesto Marathon online on and saw that it was a fast, flat course that was relatively close to my home in San Francisco. I thought that this marathon would be a perfect final long training run for the Boston Marathon, so I signed up! What is your marathon PR? My marathon PR is actually what I ran at the Modesto Marathon this year: 2:52:25. How long have you been running? I began running as … [Read more...]