A college teammate of mine at Purdue, Shari was one of the first athletes I started coaching. She had a goal of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which she achieved by running 2:43:13 at the Chicago Marathon. Shari has a great ability to always stay positive. After the best and worst workouts she always has her trademark smile! Since we’ve been working together, Shari has dropped more than 12 minutes off her marathon PR! Our next target race is the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. – Matt McClintock