LetsRun.com, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Jonas Hampton.
In HS, he was far from a star as he put up times of 4:27 for 1600 and 9:46 for 2 miles at Pottsgrove HS in PA. In college, he put up pbs of just 14:52 and 31:45.
Check out what his Hartford bio said about him as a junior in college.
â€¦ raced to a personal-best finish in the mile at the America East Championship, placing 17th overall (4:30.37) â€¦ posted a season- and personal-best 3,000-meter time of 9:14.07 at the Dartmouth Invitational.
OUTDOOR: â€¦ set the 10,000-meter school record with a time of 32:34.47 at the University of Massachusetts Spring Meet â€¦
Well guess what? Now he has a marathon pb of 2:15:58 as today he ran and won the Eversource Hartford Marathon in his debut.
Pretty incredible. I found a bio on written on him after he ran 63:57 for the half in Houston.
Sounds like an old school guy who definitely would gets praise from the blue-collar running fans as he works a full-time job.
â€œI run every day after work, usually anywhere between 10 to 12 miles,â€ he said. â€œAnd then a long run on Sunday.â€