About Shepher

About Shepher Andrew

Shepherd is a Seattle native who has been running the Seafair Marathon Festival for over 20 years. He first started running in high school and quickly fell in love with the sport. After college, he decided to pursue his passion and began training for marathons.

Shepherd has completed numerous marathons throughout the United States, including the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon. He also ran in the Olympic Trials in 2004, finishing just outside of qualifying for the Olympics. Despite not making it to the Olympics, Shepherd continued to push himself and set personal records at every race he entered.

In addition to competing in races, Shepherd also volunteers his time as a coach for local youth running clubs. He loves helping young runners reach their goals and inspiring them to keep pushing themselves even when times get tough.

Shepherd’s dedication to running has earned him many awards over the years, including being named Seattle’s “Marathon Man” by The Seattle Times in 2009. He was also inducted into the Washington State Running Hall of Fame in 2015 for his achievements as a runner and coach.

As Shepherd celebrates another year of participating in the Seafair Marathon Festival, he looks forward to continuing his journey as an athlete and coach. He hopes to inspire more people to take up running and show them that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.

Shepherd’s passion for running has also led him to become an advocate for the sport. He is a strong supporter of the Run For All initiative, which encourages people of all ages and abilities to get out and run. He also works with local schools and organizations to promote running as a way to stay healthy and active.