Personal Bests

1,500m – 3:48.02
Ken Shannon Invite (2009, 3rd)

3,000m – 8:02.20
Husky Classic (2009, 6th)

5,000m – 13:49.78
UW Last Chance (2009, 2nd)

10,000m – 28:25.85
Cardinal Invite (2009, 2nd)

10K (Road) – 29:09
Peachtree Road Race (2010)

1/2 Marathon – 1:03:52
Houston Half Marathon (2009)

Marathon – 2:14:27
Chicago Marathon (2010)

 

Mike Sayenko

Coach: Brad Hudson
Event: Marathon
Sponsor: Powerbar, Brooks Sports, Club Northwest, Infinite Running

Career Highlights:
As a collegiate runner at University of Washington, Mike Sayenko was a Junior All American at 10k and twice earned NCAA All-West Region Team honors in cross country. He was the fourth place finisher at the 2007 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships 5k and finished sixth at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships 10k.  During his senior year he made his marathon debut at the 2006 California International Marathon (2:19:45).  At age 22, he was the youngest qualifier for the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials.

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.

Race Highlights

  • 9th, 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships, Houston, TX 1/29/11 – 1:04:20
  • 10th, 2010 Chicago Marathon, 2nd American, 10/10/10 – 2:14:27
  • 7th, 2010 USA Track and Field Championships, 10k - 06/24/10 – 29:26
  • 9th, 2010 USA Road 10k Championships – 29:09 (Peachtree Road Race)
  • 8th, 2009 USA Marathon Championships – 11/1/09 (NYC Marathon) 2:16:38
  • 5th, 2008 USA Marathon Championships 10/5/08 (Twin Cities) 2:19:18
  • 2nd, 2009 Stanford Invite – 28:25.85
  • 2nd, 2009 University of Washington Last Chance meet – 13:49.78
  • 2008 US Olympic Trials Marathon 29th place in 2:18:35
  • 2010 Pacific Northwest Runner of the Year
  • 4th fastest 10K time at University of Washington, All-American at 10k
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