Modesto Marathon Winner in 2011 and ultrarunner, Jon Olsen, was named the Ted Corbitt Memorial Ultra Runner of the Year by USA Track & Field. This recognizes his performances throughout 2013 including the gold medal at the IAU 24-hour World Championships in The Netherlands, amassing 167.568 miles in 24 hours and his absolute 100-mile American record of 11 hours, 59 minutes, 28 seconds. Olsen is a math teacher at Prescott Junior High School right here in Modesto. Last Friday, January 11th , he spoke at the Modesto Sportsman of Stanislaus club and eloquently conveyed the highs, lows and mental gymnastics that ultra runners go through to achieve incredible performances.
Proceeds benefit Teens Run Modesto. This program encourages goal-setting, character development and improved physical fitness through training for and completing the Modesto Marathon.
A ShadowChase Event
The Modesto Marathon was founded by the ShadowChase Running Club to serve the local community by promoting physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.