Brendan Roper
Age: 13
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
School: Sarasota Middle School
Favorite Runners: Meb Keflezighi, Mo Farah, Frank Shorter
Pre-Race Meal: Shepherd's Pie or a Loaded Baked Potato
Favorite Race: Yuengling Octoberfest 5K in Bethlehem, PA
Favorite Training Runs: Summiting El Yunque Peak in Puerto Rico
and Brainard Lake-to-Lake Isabelle in Colorado (11,000+ foot elevation)
Training Shoes: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35s
Racing Shoes: Nike Air Zoom Streak LT4s & Nike Zoom Rival Waffles

Personal Records
800 - 2:26 (Sarasota, FL)
1600 - 5:13 (North Port, FL)
Mile (Road) - 4:51 (Superior, CO)
3000 - 10:18 (Bradenton, FL)
3200 - 11:03 (Lakewood Ranch, FL)
5K - 17:33 (Manatee Torch Run, Bradenton, FL)

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

2018 Statistics
Total Races: 19Age Group Wins: 17Top-3 Finishes: 11 Overall Wins: 5


ELITE ATHLETE PROFILE

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 20th place overall finish (out of 11,379) at the 2018 Gasparilla Distance Classic 5K in 18:04.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.Nearing another overall win in the 2018 Florida Halloween 5K in St. Petersburg, FL.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.Winning the Run for All Children 5K in May 2018.Approaching another age group win at the Jodi's Race for Awareness in Denver, CO.Setting a PR in the mile with a 4:51 in The Superior (CO) Mile.The Payoff: Reaching Lake Isabelle at over 11,000 feet in Colorado.Finishing 2nd overall in the 2018 Tiger Jamboree high school cross country meet...as an 8th grader.In the lead pack en route to a third place overall finish at the 2018 Ft. Hamer Bridge Run.Striding to a 4th place overall finish at the 2018 Achieva Run For Good in Sarasota, FL.Finishing 3rd in the 2018 Florida Middle School State Cross Country Championship.Cold weather race in Washington DC & another age group win.
of Sarasota