Josalyn hewitt

I live in Seattle, Washington and have been running for almost 20 years now. I am very passionate about the sport. This is my third year as a Seattle Marathon Ambassador. In this program I can share my love for running and help create an inclusive environment in which everyone feels like they can participate.

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Since then I have run many additional half marathons, 5Ks, 10Ks and 7 marathons.  The first marathon I ran was the 2015 Seattle Marathon.  I will always remember that morning; it was cold and frosty outside and I wasn’t really sure what to expect from myself or from the course.  It was difficult, but I finished in 4:13:23, and I have never been more proud of myself.  I have since run 6 additional marathons and qualified for Boston with several of those runs.  I will run the Boston Marathon this year for the third year in a row and I am very excited!  I also am registered to run this year’s New York Marathon!  It is my goal to eventually run all six World Marathon Majors.  Additionally, I am a member of 2 running groups, the Oiselle Volee WA chapter and the Seattle Green Lake Running Group. 


I am excited for this year.  I had foot surgery on October 30, 2019 and had to take almost three months off of running.  I am still in the phase of rebuilding my lost fitness, but I am hopeful that it will be a great year for running! 

Follow Josalyn's training as she prepares for the 2020 Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon

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When I first started running, I ran short distances and I ran on the treadmill a lot; it took a while for me to gain confidence in myself and in my running abilities.  Then about 8 years ago, I ran my first half marathon.  I registered for the Rock N’ Roll Portland Half Marathon in 2012, and not only did I finish, but I finished in less than 2 hours! 


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