Yorktown High School Students Complete Suntrust Richmond Marathon, Hannah and John Yoest


Hannah & John at the

Suntrust Richmond Marathon

November 14, 2009

Yorktown High School students Hannah, 16, and John Yoest, 14, from Arlington, Virginia completed the Suntrust Richmond Marathon on November 14, 2009.

Hannah credits her crew training for her sub-six hour time.

“Our crew coach [Carol Dinion] tells us to put in the miles and to be focused,” said Hannah.

John reports that high school sports provide, “the discipline and practice and concentration to finish strong.”

There are two kinds of marathon-ers: competers and completers.

Those who run to finish and those who run for time.


L to R,

Charmaine, Hannah with medal,

Jack, John with medal, Helena,

Front, L to R: Sarah & JamesClick on images to enlarge.

John and Hannah wanted to run a modest measured pace to finish and — encouraged by marathon-experienced parents — finish without injury.

They ran a 13:12 minute mile X 26.2.

They crossed the finish line together with a time of 5:47:24. 5,188 competitors registered for the marathon; 3785 finished.

Hannah, is the Vice President of the Junior Class at Yorktown High School and member of the Varsity Crew team.

John is President of the Freshman Class and member of the Junior Varsity Baseball and Freshman Football teams.


Parents Charmaine & Jack Yoest

Hannah, Helena, John,

Crestar Richmond Marathon,

November 13, 1999Hannah and John first witnessed the marathon in 1999 watching their parents, Jack and Charmaine complete the hilly 26.2 mile course then known as the Crestar Richmond Marathon.


Jack, Hannah, Charmaine

Marine Corps Marathon, 2007This is Hannah’s second Marathon. She completed the Marine Corps Marathon in 2007.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Be sure to follow Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine on Twitter: @JackYoest and @CharmaineYoest


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