First off I want to congratulate the brave souls who ran the 2016 Ogden Marathon this past weekend. I've survived wind and rain storms at 14,000 feet in the San Juan mountains before, and those tough weather days had nothing on the storm that rocked Ogden on Saturday. Ogden runners are crazy tough! Krisitn volunteered with the bus loading at the bright hour of 3:30am, and even with the rain already falling and the wind beginning to pick up, the GOAL volunteers filled every single bus on its way to Ogden Valley...everybody still showed up!
I made the statement in this interview with Bart, and I'll say it here now: The GOAL Foundation and its Ogden Marathon race director, Jenny Scothern, are the only organization who could pull off hosting 9,000 runners in a severe wind and rain storm. The weather was unfortunate, but GOAL and its army of volunteers stuck to their plan and delivered a world class community event. Thank you and congratulations!
Bart Yasso is the easiest guy on the planet to talk to. It's no wonder Runners World magazine tapped him as its Chief Running Officer. As a runner myself, I'm pround to think of Bart as the ambassador for runners everywhere. I hope you enjoy this interview. Brandon and Todd were able to write copy, edit and get this episode of MGN posted while working the expo. Please visit The Banyan Collective's website for the original post and more pictures.
On a final note, Krisitn and I just want to say 'Thank You' for all the support and loyalty from the running community. We love you all!