This is another episode of the Golden Ticket Talks in which we chat with 1st place female finisher at the 2022 Javelina Jundred, Devon Yanko - a professional trail and ultra runner based in Howard, CO.
In addition to memorable moments during training and the race itself, we talk about perseverance and handling adversity throughout her career, being open about and sharing so much wisdom around her physical and mental health to the ultra community, as well as thoughts on being a sponsored athlete over the years.
Photo Credit: Matt Shapiro
(0:00) - competitive aspirations, mindset about the golden ticket heading into Javelina
(3:43) - approach to handling adversity, variables outside her control
(9:42) - thoughts about perseverance over running career
(13:38) - being open on social media about mental and physical hurdles during running career
(18:15) - history at Javelina, whether she was expecting a great day heading in
(24:09) - Javelina race stories
(30:52) - insights from training and racing for what it takes to do well at Javelina
(33:11) - whether she would ever pursue the course record at Javelina
(35:15) - thoughts on being a sponsored/professional runner
(46:01) - what makes her excited to return to Western States next year
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