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JAMAAL RYAN

Hometown:  Ashland, Oregon

Background:  Ran cross-country and track competitively in high school ('92 - '95), then trained for 2 years at the University of Oregon ('95 - '97).  After 1997 I took an 18-year hiatus from competitive running.

Racing Competitively Since: Got back into racing for the first time in 18 years at the Carlsbad half marathon, January 2016

PRs: 

5K: 16:17 (Crazy 8's, 2017)

8K: 27:44 (Cougar Challenge XC, 2017)

Half Marathon: 1:15:47 (San Diego Holiday Half Marathon, 2016)

Marathon: 2:44:48 (San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, 2016) 

Highlights:  2016 La Jolla Half Marathon overall winner; ran first Boston Marathon in 2017

 

The Fun Questions:

Favorite Race:  La Jolla Half Marathon

Favorite Workout:  Anything on the track

Words to Live By:  "Without struggle, there is no progress"  -- Frederick Douglass

Why I Choose to Run for PRT:   Great group of people who all share a true passion for running!

Favorite PRT Memory:  After my first couple months....Jason Batterson and I dueling with a couple of Team Boom's top guys at Crazy 8's 5K 

What I Like to Do Besides Running:  Spending time with family, mountaineering, backcountry camping and travel