Meet Blake Russell!

John Hancock Elite Athlete Ambassador Blake Russell won the 2015 USA National Marathon Championship at the Los Angeles Marathon. She was the top American finisher at the 2008 Olympic Games Marathon and is a past champion of the Twin Cities Marathon. Blake was an All-American at the University of North Carolina. Living in Pacific Grove, California, Blake owns a physical therapy clinic and writes a monthly running column for the Monterey Herald. She also speaks to local schools about goal-setting and assists the high school track team with workouts and support.

“Running is like life where you get back what you put into it,” says Blake. “You might not always reach your goals, but you will be a better person for trying and testing yourself.”