Staff Bios

John Long / Owner

Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Favorite Shoe: All of them

Bio: John owns and operates Fleet Feet Marathon Sports. As a dedicated member of the International Running Retail Association, John is very passionate about his business. He has a lovely family with three daughters and resides in a fine suburb of Minneapolis.

What is your favorite animal? The Honey Badger

Zachary S (email)

General Manager

Alma Mater: Drake University

Favorite Shoe: Brooks Ghost 6

Bio: This Red Wing native connects all the odds and ends at Fleet Feet Marathon Sports. He is a proud husband and father of three lovely kids.

Any hobbies? Parenting and light yard work.

Conor W

Alma Mater: Drake University 

Favorite Shoe: Saucony Echelon 

Bio: Conor was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Drake University and graduated with degrees in mathematics and computer science. Conor runs semi-professionally to support his dream of being a full-time running shoe salesman. 

When Did you First Start Running? I started running in 6th grade.

If You Were A Font, What Would You Be? Comic Sans.

Corey

Alma Mater: Vanderbilt University

Favorite Shoe: Anything in size 6 

Bio: Corey was born and raised.

When Did you First Start Running? I began road running the summer between my junior year and senior year in high school. I ran track my senior year in high school and continued running recreationally after I graduated.

If You Were A Font, What Would You Be? Comic Sans.

Alec O

Alma Mater: Boston University 

Favorite Shoe: New Balance Fresh foam 980

Bio: Alec majored in economics with a minor in mathematics and hoping to attend dental school in the future. 

When Did You First Start Running? In eighth grade after having tried nearly every other sport. 
                                                 
Favorite Chant? Go Pack Go!

Brandon P.

Alma Mater: University of Minnesota

Favorite Shoe: Nike Vomero

Bio: Brandon is a Kinesiology Major.  His passions are running and the mechanics of running. Brandon lives for ultra distance races, completeing everything from marathons to Ironman distance races. 

When Did you First Start Running? Brandon joined the Marinette XC team his junior in a bid to get in shape for Hockey.  Turned out he was a better runner and the rest is history.

Greatest sporting achievement? Completed the 2015 Ironman Wisconsin. Finished in the top 10% of his age, as well as tenth in his age group. 

Kim Y.

Alma Mater: College of St. Scholastica, University of Minnesota

Favorite Shoe: I will run in anything. I ran around the lake once in my chaco sandals, when I forgot my running shoes.

Bio: Kim was born and raised in Southwest Minneapolis, and she is a licensed social worker, but recently took a break from practicing to stay home with her two young girls. She can often be found running behind a stroller along the river road or around the lakes. She is excited to be sharing her love for running with our community at Marathon Sports!

When Did You First Start Running? I lived abroad in Mexico in 2005, and the cobblestone streets weren't very conducive to my inline skates, so I started running laps around the soccer field.  Those laps quickly turned into half marathons, and then fulls!  The rest is history.

Favorite Sports Teams? I am a loyal Twins fan, even during their rough patches.

Dan V

Alma Mater: Augsburg College

Bio: Dan lives in Minneapolis with his wife, dog and two cats. He's an accounting/systems guy at YWCA Minneapolis in Uptown, plays drums in two local rock bands, loves seeing new places, and helps facilitate #TCRunChat, a monthly social media chat to discuss all things running.

When did you start running? 10th grade after riding too much pine on football, basketball and football teams.

Which marathons have you run? Twin Cities (2x), Grandma's, Boston, Toronto, Vancouver, Fairbanks, San Francisco, Fargo

Molly S.

Alma Mater: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Favorite Shoe: Brooks Launch

Bio: Molly joined Marathon Sports part-time in the fall of 2016 as a way to meet and work with other runners. She currently works at a physical therapy clinic and plans to study nursing in the future.

When Did You First Start Running? I started running cross country and track in the 7th grade after watching my brother race, and I continued running long after that. But I didn't discover my love for distance running until my late-20's. With several half marathons and one full marathon under my belt, I'm excited to train for more of both in 2017.

Favorite Running Moment? Finishing my first marathon and immediately wanting to sign up for another one!

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