Hometown: Portland, OR
Current city: Portland, OR
Occupation: Spokesman for Multnomah County
Instagram handle: @ryanyambra
Racing highlights/PRs (be sure to include event name, distance, and year):
5K: 18:29 (2018 Red White & Blues)
10K: 40:15 (2018 Red White & Blues)
Half Marathon: 1:30 (2018 Hop Hop Half)
Full Marathon: 3:15 (2018 Eugene Marathon)
Best race experience: 2018 Eugene Marathon. It was my first 16-week advanced marathon cycle. I couldn’t believe how well all the ingredients came together and culminated in me hitting my pace right on target. I was so proud of myself for picking a goal, committing to it and seeing my hard work pay off.
Best running experience: Wild West Relay from Fort Collins, Co. to Steamboat Springs, Co.! I ran the 200-mile relay as part of an ultra team and it was most scenic events of my life. My most memorable leg was running down Rabbit Ears Pass where I began at nearly 10,000 feet and lost 2,000 feet of elevation in just a few miles.
Passion(s) outside of running: I love hiking in the rain, precisely measuring my coffee on a gram scale, reading by the fireplace, and traveling (most recently to Tokyo, Japan and Okinawa).
Favorite post-run meal: I love a green smoothie with coconut water, kale, pineapple, banana and almond butter. But the day isn’t complete without a few slices of extra cheesy pepperoni with ranch on the side…