Meet Kaelani Leone

► Volunteer Coach with the Lakeland Runners Club
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► First Marathon: 2020

Mott Adds Second Marathon Win During Pandemic

We caught up with Lakeland runner Jon Mott after his personal record (PR) 2:18:03 win on Dec. 13 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon.  In 2017, Mott won the Detroit Free Press Marathon in 2:22.  You can find Jon running the Lake Hollingsworth area most mornings and afternoons.

Congratulations Jon on making the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials and then winning the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon in December. 

The coronavirus pandemic put a huge damper on races in 2020, what motivated you to train for another marathon after the Olympic Trials in February?

 

, what lessons from this one will you take into your next training cycle?

What makes Lakeland a great running community?

 

What’s next?

LET’S TALK TRAINING
When and why did you start running?

What’s your favorite workout? 

What do you do for cross-training?

As a mom, how do you balance training with all the other things that vie for your attention?

What do you do when you’re not running?

Thanks for spending so much time with us Kaelani, is there anything you’d like to add?

 

If you are a runner or know a runner who would like to share their experiences as part of the Lakeland running community drop us a note. Learn more about Jon and his achievements on his website.

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