Jake Jendusa

Screen Shot 2019-11-05 at 10.39.12 AMMember since 2019

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Current city: Portland, OR

Occupation: Category Manager at goodr

Instagram handle: @jendusatri

Racing highlights/PRs (be sure to include event name, distance, and year):
4:13 2019 North Face Endurance Wisconsin 50k
2:46 2019 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon
1:19 2014 Rock n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon
36:04 2016 Scripps Ranch Old Pro’s 10k
17:25 2017 Santa Monica Classic 5k
4:57 2016 SD Summer Nights Track Mile

Best race experience: There is nothing like your first marathon!  My first time racing a Major was Chicago in 2011.   Having an array of spectators screaming at you almost the entire way  gave me the feeling of competing in a stadium environment.  This was also the first race that I truly experienced the emotional highs and lows that come with distance running.  Who would of thought that a little kid holding a cute sign might cause a tear to roll down one’s cheek? I’ve toed the line at Chicago three times and must admit it is an all time favorite race of mine!

Best running experience: Getting lost on the trails with friends or Diego, the GSP.

Passion(s) outside of running: Exploring.  It could be exploring a Thai restaurant down the street I haven’t been to yet, or venturing out to an esoteric wine region overseas.   I’m a connoisseur of tasty beverages.

Favorite post-run meal (the more details the better!): Giant, juicy burger (medium rare) on a pretzel bun with a massive side of sweet potato fries.  Cold, local pint of beer (or three, of course) to help wash that bad boy down.