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We've assembled a panel of top Running, Fitness, and Health Experts from across the great state of Utah! If you have a question, they have the answer, so go ahead and ask away...

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Lindsey Anderson

Lindsey Anderson - Olympian
Professional Athlete

Lindsey Anderson is best known for her athletic accomplishments. Lindsey competed in Cross Country and Track at Weber State University where she earned All-American honors twice and set four school records. After college, she qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics when she finished second overall in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. In addition to being an Olympian, Lindsey has also qualified and competed for the U.S. in two World Championships: Osaka, Japan in 2007 and Berlin, Germany in 2009.

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Ed Eyestone

Ed Eyestone - Brigham Young University Head Distance Coach | Olympic Distance Runner

Ed Eyestone, a two-time Olympian, is currently the head mens distance coach at Brigham Young University. Since his arrival in 2000, Eyestone has formed a BYU team that is regarded as one of the best distance programs in the nation. Under Eyestone, the Cougars have won 8 Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships and have finished in the nations top 25 every year, including a 5th place finish in 2004. His distance teams have helped win the Mountain West Conference Indoor and Outdoor titles 9 times each. He has been awarded the MWC Coach of the year 6 times. Eyestone, who was a 10-time All-American as an athlete at BYU, has coached BYU athletes to 36 All-American awards.

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Paul Pilkington

Paul Pilkington - Weber State University Head Distance Coach | Elite Athlete

Paul Pilkington is currently the head cross country men's and women's coach at Weber State University. He also works with the distance runners as an assistant coach of the men's and women's track and field teams.

Coach Pilkington has aided the success of many individual athletes and the Weber State Cross Country and Track and Field teams. While at WSU, Pilkington has coached five NCAA All-Americans and one Olympian.

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Corbin Talley

Corbin Talley - Elite Athlete: Marathoner/Ultra Marathoner | High School Track & Cross Country Coach

Corbin currently teaches English at Davis High School (Kaysville, UT) and has coached Track and Cross Country there for the past 7 years. He has a Bachelors Degree in English Teaching from Weber State and a Masters Degree in Health, P.E. and Recreation from Utah State University. He is also a USATF Level 1 certified Coach.

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Debbie Perry

Debbie Perry - Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor | USA Triathlon Certified Coach | Colgan Power Program Strength Trainer | Local Elite Runner/Triathlete

Debbie has been running since 1984. She was both a high school and collegiate distance runner. She competed in track and cross country for Weber State University where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Physics Teaching. In 2003 she became certified as a Colgan Power Program Strength Trainer. In 2005 Debbie became a USA Triathlon Certified Coach and a Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor (CSNA-Master). Today, Debbie is still a competitive runner and has become a successful triathlete as well.

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Joel Hatch

Joel Hatch - Director of Human Performance for BASICS Sports Medicine | Trail Runner

Joel Hatch is the Director of Human Performance for BASICS Sports Medicine in Ogden, UT where he works with athletes of all abilities and ages. He is well-known for his ability to motivate athletes to reach new levels of success through his intense workouts and his understanding of human performance. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree from the University of Utah in Exercise Physiology. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance from Weber State University where he graduated as the Outstanding Human Performance Graduate for the year 2005. Joel's extensive background in sports performance has helped him become a respected resource in his field.

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Nate Graven

Nate Graven - Licensed Massage Therapist | Sports Massage Specialist

Nate is a graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy (2000), where he also received advanced training and certifications in sports performance and clinical therapies. He has specific training in Structural Integration (Ida Rolf Method), Soft Tissue Release and Neuro-muscular therapy, body awareness and movement re-patterning for bio-mechanical advantage, and Isolated Stretch therapy. He attended Weber State University and currently works with Basics Sports Medicine physical therapy clinic on campus as a consultant and therapist.

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Roger Burley

Roger Buhrley - High School Cross Country & Track & Field Coach Runner

Roger Buhrley is the head Boys and Girls Cross Country and Track and Field coach at Syracuse High School where he continues to add to his 32 years of coaching experience. He also teaches History and Body Conditioning at Syracuse High. Roger has a Bachelors Degree in History from Weber State University and a Masters Degree in Physical Education from Brigham Young University. He is a USA Track and Field Certified Level II Coach. Coach Buhrley's commitment to the sport of running, his ability to motivate young runners, and his legacy of building solid high school sports programs has earned him the reputation as one of Utah's best high school coaches.

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Dr. Steve Scharmann

Steve Scharmann - MD, Sports Medicine, Family Practice | Competitive Runner/Triathlete

Dr. Scharmann practices Sports Medicine and Family Practice in Ogden, Utah. He has a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry/Math from Weber State University. He attended graduate school at Rice University and medical school at the University of California in San Francisco. He completed his residency/fellowship in San Francisco and Santa Rosa California. In addition to being an MD, Dr. Scharmann is also Board Certified through the American Board of Family Medicine and has received a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. Dr Scharmann, through his service, has earned a reputation as a highly qualified physician who sincerely cares about those he works with.

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Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson - Inspirational Runner | Has raced from the front & the back of the pack | Voted "Most Comical Sense of Humor" by UtahRunning.com

Brad Anderson grew up in Morgan, UT. While growing up, Brad's father, Gerald Anderson, took Brad to races and helped instill in him a love of running. In High school, Brad ran track and cross country and played basketball. He liked basketball, but his real love and future was in track and cross country. At Morgan High, Brad was a six-time Region Champion and a two-time State Champion. At the end of his junior year, Brad was named the 2A "Track Athlete of the Year". Brad's future in running looked bright. At the beginning of Brad's senior year all of that changed. He was in a serious car accident that nearly cost him his life. He was told he would never run again. Through determination and discipline Brad beat the odds and eventually was able to run again.

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Korryn Wiese

Korryn Wiese - Physical Therapist, CMPT

Korryn Wiese has worked full time in orthopedics/sports medicine since June of 1988. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah and is certified as a Manual Physical Therapist through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapists. Korryn has worked in Colorado, Hawaii (Maui), and Utah. She was part of McKay Dee Sports Medicine in Ogden, Utah for 15 years until she opened her own private practice, "Body Tune", located in South Ogden, Utah. For the past two years, Korryn has also taught manual therapy at the University of Utah PT School as an adjunct faculty member.

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Kristi Spence

Kristi Spence - Masters of Science, Registered Dietitian | Sport Dietitian | TOSH Sport Science | Elite Athlete: Half-Marathon/Marathon

Kristi Spence is a registered dietitian and works with youth, recreational, and elite athletes at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH) in Salt Lake City. Through individual consultations as well as a series of monthly cooking clinics and nutrition education lectures, Kristi shares her passion for food, cooking and healthy eating with people of all backgrounds. She completed her master's degree in Nutrition at the University of Utah in 2007 and earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 2001. As a lecturer in the University of Utah's Division of Nutrition, Kristi's Healthy Weight for Life course addresses issues in weight management, healthy living, and sustainability. Kristi is also the dietitian for Athletic Republic, an international athletic training program. At Princeton, Kristi competed on the varsity cross country and track and field teams, captaining the team in 2000. Still a competitive distance runner, Kristi qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trials with a personal best time of 2:45:38 in the 2006 Chicago Marathon. She was 20th at the 2007 New York City Marathon and competed in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials in Boston. Kristi is able to draw upon personal experiences with sport and nutrition to advise people of all ages.

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Michael Spence

Michael Spence - Elite Runner

Michael Spence is a post-collegiate distance runner and steeplechaser with more than ten years of experience at the top level of the sport. He has been volunteering as an assistant coach at Utah State University since the fall of 2009. Spence graduated with an economics degree from Princeton University in 2000, and he was a NCAA Cross Country All-American in 1999.

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Janae Richardson

Janae Richardson - Runner | High School Cross Country & Track Coach

Janae Richardson is currently a homemaker, runner, and coach. She graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors Degree in History Teaching and PE/Coaching. Janae is also a Level 1 Certified USA Track and Field Coach. She currently coaches cross country at Davis High School (Kaysville, UT).

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Ken Richardson

Ken Richardson - Runner | UtahRunning.com's biggest fan

Ken Richardson is currently UtahRunning.com's most biggest biggest fan ever. EVER. He enjoys his work as an HR Manager, but his true passion is running. He graduated from Weber State University where he competed in cross country and track. He coaches their daughter while Janae is at practice with the Davis kids. Ken is also a Level 1 Certified USA Track and Field Coach.

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Chick Hislop

Chick Hislop - Former Weber State University Cross Country & Track Coach | 1996 Olympic Distance Coach

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Lora Erickson

Lora Erickson - Certified Personal Trainer, Runner and Triathlon Coach Specializing in Weight Loss, Corrective Exercise and Endurance Training

As a mother of four, she has many years of experience designing realistic custom individual programs that can fit into a busy everyday life. Growing up in Colorado, Lora was actively recruited in high school by Stanford, BYU, Yale and many other colleges. Accepting an athletic scholarship to the University of Utah, she began her career as a distance runner. She later transferred to Utah State University where she earned the title of Big West All-Conference Runner.

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Jason Blackham

Jason Blackham - MD, Sports Medicine, Competitive Runner

Jason Blackham, MD, Internal Medicine Sports Medicine specialist. Currently works at Intermountain Sports Medicine at McKay Dee Hospital and is a team physician for area high schools, marathon and other race events, Snowbasin Clinic, and Weber State teams.

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Jeremy Stoker

Jeremy Stoker - Physical Therapist, DPT - Runner

Jeremy is excited to be a part of the Utahrunning.com team. His passion for running started when he was 15 years old as he ran his first marathon. He has continued to enjoy running, and has enjoyed seeing his times improve. He graduated with both his bachelors of science in medicine and his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He currently practices as a physical therapist for Mountain Land Physical Therapy, in the Kaysville office.

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Julie Hansen

Julie Hansen - Masters of Science | Sports Dietitian | Exercise Physiologist | Runner

Julie Hansen, M.S., R.D., C.D. is a Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist. Julie graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Dietetics and from Colorado State University with a Master’s degree in Exercise Science. Julie moved to Utah in 2004 from Fort Collins, Colorado. Julie is married to Rodney and has two children, Russelle who is 18 and Isaac who is 15.

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Rodney Hansen

Rodney Hansen - Exercise Physiologist | Ph. D. in Nutritional Sciences | Runner | Coach

Rodney has been a distance runner since junior high. He graduated from Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, Colorado and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University where he was also a cross country, indoor, and outdoor track athlete. He completed both his Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nutritional Sciences from Colorado State University.

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Tim Speicher

Tim Speicher - PhD | Athletic Trainer | Strength and Conditioning Specialist | Positional Release Therapist | Biomechanist – Gait Analysis

Dr. Tim Speicher, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, PRT is an Athletic Trainer (AT), Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Positional Release Therapist (PRT). He completed his B.S. at Towson University in 1995 and received his graduate training from Marshall University in 1998. In 2010, he completed his doctoral degree in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Speicher has worked in a variety of clinical environments with various populations and age groups. These have included amateur, high school, collegiate, in and outpatient rehabilitation, industrial and Olympic settings.

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