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Karra Whitmire


LOCATION: The Westin Seattle,
4th Floor-Grand Crescent Room

Free and open to the public.

Friday, Nov. 281:30pm – 2:30pm

Performance coach, Karra Whitmire with Sub 3 Life Coaching, will present “Executing a Flawless Race.” Learn valuable tips and techniques for preparing your mindset for race day!

UW Medicine - Sports Medicine

Presented by UW Medicine

Friday, Nov. 2811:30pm – 12:00pm
Saturday, Nov. 2911:30am – 1:45pm

LOCATION: The Westin Seattle,
4th Floor-Grand Crescent Room

Free and open to the public. The lectures will take a round table format that will allow time for questions from the audience.


11:30pm – 12:00pmPost Race: What to expect from your body and recommendations for returning to activity. Gretchen Deutschlander, DPT, OCS


11:30am - 12:30pmMarathon Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts
11:30amTom Cotner, PhD: The Race Course
11:45amAlysun Deckert, MSRD: Nutrition and the Pre-race Meal
12:00pmMark Harrast, MD: Brief Overview of the Medical Services at the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon and a review of Hydration Strategies in Marathon Training and Racing
12:15pmDiscussion: Questions and Answers
1:00pm - 1:45pmBrian Snitily, MD, UW Sports Medicine: Treating Common Running Injuries

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Provided by UW Medicine

Jim Ryun and Dean Karnazes

from Jim Ryun & Dean Karnazes

LOCATION: The Westin Seattle,
4th Floor-Grand Crescent Room

Free and open to the public.

Jim Ryun

Friday, Nov. 2812:30pm – 1:15pm

Meet Jim Ryun: Track and field legend, Congressman, author and educator. Jim will be talking about motivation, training, success, recovery, and what really matters in life.

About Jim Ryan

Jim Ryun achieved national acclaim as a track and field star while a high school student in Wichita, Kansas. In 1965 Jim set the male High School Mile Record of 3:55.3 — a record that stood for 36 years. He was the first high school athlete to run the mile in under 4 minutes.

Jim participated in three summer Olympic Games: 1964, 1968, and 1972, winning a silver medal in the 1500 meter run in 1968. Jim also held the World Record in the mile, 1500 meters and 880 yards.

Today, nearly 50 years after he set them, Ryun still holds the American junior (19 and under) records at 880 yd (1:44.9), 800 m (1:44.3), 1,500 m(3:36.1), and two miles (8:25.1). ESPN.com has him rated as the number 1 high school athlete of all time.

Dean Karnazes

Saturday, Nov. 292:30pm – 3:30pm

Meet Dean Karnazes: Ultramarathon Man and NY Times best-selling author.

About Dean Karnazes

Pushing all human physical limits, “Ultramarathon Man” Dean Karnazes truly has an exceptional list of accomplishments. He has run 350 continuous miles, not even pausing for a night’s sleep for three days. He has braved the most extreme physical elements from running a marathon in the South Pole in negative 40 degree temperatures to winning the “world’s toughest footrace” — the Badwater Ultramarathon.

He has completed 50 marathons in all 50 states — in 50 days. In 2011, Dean succeeded in running 3,000 miles — starting from the California Coast and ending in New York City!

Time Magazine has named him as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World” and Men’s Health named him the “Fittest Man on the Planet.” Dean is also a bestselling author of several books including: Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner.