1,500m – 3:48.02
3,000m – 8:02.20
5,000m – 13:49.78
10,000m – 28:25.85
10K (Road) – 29:09
1/2 Marathon – 1:03:52
Marathon – 2:14:27
|Mike Sayenko Coach: Brad Hudson
Sponsor: Powerbar, Brooks Sports, Club Northwest, Infinite Running
After Mike graduated from college, he focused on the marathon distance and ran another PR at the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2007. He was the youngest finisher at the trials, running his second marathon in 2:18:35 (29th place).
The following year, Mike competed for Team USA at the Austin International Marathon Challenge. He finished second overall and led Team USA to victory over Kenya, Great Britain, Canada, and Malawi. Later that year, he finished fifth at the 2008 US Marathon Championships in Twin Cities, MN.
In 2009, Mike continued to improve at a range of distances, running personal best times in the 1500, 3K, 5K, 10K, 12K, 15K, Ten Miles, Half Marathon and Marathon. On 10/10/10, he ran another marathon PR at the Chicago Marathon (2:14:27), finishing 10th overall in a world-class field and 2nd American.
When he is not training, racing or coaching, Mike works as a graphic designer for Sayenko Design. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Washington where he studied Art, Art History and Design. He volunteers his time as a coach for the “Marathon Club” of a local elementary school. His program encourages young athletes to run 1-3 miles twice a week until the total reaches 26.2 miles.