TEAM ENDURE STRONG
Team Endure Strong is a virtual running team patterned after the traditional high school track team. We have a coach, we have teammates, and we have serious fun. We learn together, we train together, we cheer each other on, and we celebrate together. We run better together.
We help runners of all levels run better. We don't put our elite runners above our beginner runners, nor vice versa. Our greatest desire is to see every runner improve—no matter where they are at in their running journey or what their goals may be. We are here for you if:
- You want to make it into the Olympic Trials,
- You want to qualify for Boston,
- You want to PR,
- You want to cross the finish line,
- You run only to be healthier,
- Or you run for any other reason.
We believe no runner should ever have to go it alone because everyone can benefit from being on a team.
Jared is first and foremost a husband and father of three. He loves being able to take his family to his races around the country when possible. He loves the challenge of balancing family life and career.
Jared was born and raised in Kaysville, Utah and helped his Davis High School team win state in both cross country and track his senior year. He also personally won state in the 1600m, 3200m, and sprint medley.
Jared attended BYU on a scholarship and studied statistics. He was a four-time All-American (Outdoor 10,000 meters x2, Cross Country, Indoor 5,000 meters) and once on the All-Academic Team. Upon graduating from BYU, Jared was asked to stay on as a adjunct professor in the Department of Statistics and continues to teach there today.
Jared currently runs for Team Saucony and is sponsored by many other brands, too. Jared has many highlights in his professional running career, but his greatest was making the 2016 Olympic team and placing 6th in the Rio Olympic Marathon.
One of the few things Andrew has in common with Jared is that he, too, is a husband and father of three. When it comes to running, the only thing he shares with Jared is the road.
Andrew ran track and cross country for one year in high school to beef up his resume to attend the United States Air Force Academy. Despite being only an average runner, Andrew was accepted to the Academy and enjoyed trail running around the beautiful mountain campus in Colorado Springs.
Upon graduating from the Academy, Andrew became a pilot and has spent the last 12 years flying various aircraft. He took advantage of his education benefits and received a master's degree in Sports Management and another in Technology Commercialization.
Andrew is a typical recreational runner that sporadically enters races based on friends or family signing up with him. His stretch goal is to make Boston but thinks he is still 2-3 years out from having a chance. While he pursues that goal, he is very happy helping Jared manage the team and making sure everyone has a great experience.