Brendan Roper
Age: 12
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
School: Sarasota Middle School
Coach: Richey Hansen - Roots Running Project, Boulder, CO
Favorite Runners: Meb Keflezighi, Mo Farah, Frank Shorter
Pre-Race Meal: A Loaded Baked Potato with Tomato Soup
Favorite Race: Yuengling Octoberfest 5K in Bethlehem, PA
Favorite Training Run: Summiting El Yunque Peak in Puerto Rico
Training Shoes: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34s
Racing Shoes: Nike Air Zoom Streak LT4s

Personal Records
800 - 2:26 (Sarasota, FL)
1600 - 5:13 (North Port, FL)
3000 - 10:18 (Bradenton, FL)
3200 - 11:03 (Lakewood Ranch, FL)
5K - 17:33 (Manatee Torch Run, Bradenton, FL)

2017 Statistics
Total Road Races: 24Age Group Wins: 23Top-3 Finishes: 15 Overall Wins: 5

2018 Statistics
Total Road Races: 8 Age Group Wins: 7  Top-3 Finishes: 5   Overall Wins: 3


OUR ATHLETES

Closing in on another decisive age group win at the 2017 Frosty 5K in Sarasota, FL.Heading for a 2nd place overall finish at the 2017 Fort Hamer Bridge Run 5K in 18:29.Celebrating another overall victory in the Junior category at the 2017 Myakka River State Park 5K.Down the stretch to a 5th place overall finish at the 2017 Myakka River State Park 5K in 18:10.Leading the Open Field at the 2017 Canes Cross Country Classic.Outkicking a high school runner who started 5 minutes prior in the 2017 Canes Cross Country Classic.En route to a 5th place overall finish in 17:55 at the 2017 Yuengling Octoberfest 5K in Bethlehem, PA.On the podium in Germany after a 2nd place overall finish in the annual Fisherfestlauf 4K.Starting the kick to a 3rd place overall finish in 17:49 at the 2017 Boo Run 5K.Side-by-side with the eventual winner of the 2017 Fort Hamer Bridge Run. Proof positive that size doesn't matter!At the summit of El Yunque Peak, the second highest point in Puerto Rico, after a great training run.Approaching a 4th place overall finish in the 2018 Achieva Run for Good.Cresting a hill en route to a 4th place overall finish in the 2018 Achieva Run for Good.Defending his overall championship with a 17:50.6 in the 2018 Life in the Son 5K.Headed to an overall win and new PR in 17:33 at the 2018 Manatee Torch Run 5K.Approaching a 9th place overall finish in the Yuengling Light Lager Jogger in Pottsville, PA.The kick to the finish in the 2018 Yuengling Light Lager Jogger in Pottsville, PA.
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