Devon Yanko loves to run and embodies the spirit of “any surface or any distance.” She has run more than 50 marathons (including 40 sub 3 hour marathons), as well as more than 50 ultra marathons since 2006. On the roads, Devon has competed in two Olympic Trials in the marathon as well as winning three ultra distance road national championships and competed on six Team USA ultra teams including 2009 Gold Medal winning team in Belgium for the 100k and 2019 silver medal team in Romania for the 50k.. She has also come in 3rd place at the prestigious Two Oceans Marathon (56k) in Cape Town, South Africa and 5th in Comrades Marathon (89k, as well as first novice and first American) in 2012. She has earned 3 Comrades Marathon gold medals (Top 10s).
On the trails, she is equally as accomplished including winning Leadville 100 in 2017, 3rd at the 2016 Western States 100 mile and a blazing fast 14:52 at the 2015 Javelina 100, which at the time was the 3rd fastest trail 100 mile run by a women.
Devon is a lifelong athlete and believes in the power of hard work and commitment. Through her career she has experienced many different coaching styles and found that the end result can be arrived at through any number of routes. And the best route for an athlete is the one that balances their goals with their life and their personality. Devon is USATF Level 1 certified and received her Masters in Coaching and Exercise Science in 2020.
Devon co-owns a bakery/café with her husband, Nathan, in the Marin County called M.H. Bread and Butter. Devon loves good food, fun runs with friends and baby goats.
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