devon yanko

San Anselmo, CA

elite Since: 2015

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born 6/23/1982
hometown san anselmo, californina




What is your favorite quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?

"Hakuna Matata" 

What was your favorite sport in middle school, and why?
Soccer, because I loved to run and kick things and eat orange slices.  

Can you share your first sports bra experience?
I've been relatively flat chested my whole life, so I don't even remember my first.    

What is your absolutely favorite piece of #flystyle and why?
Flyte tanks. So very nice and long and buttery soft!  

If you could give one piece of advice to a 12 year old girl, what would it be?
Never be afraid to be your true self.   

Tell us about your favorite place you have ever traveled to:
Cape Town, South Africa. Beautiful mountains, water, trails. Great food, culture and amazing people!  

What alternative career do you fantasize about?
Ninja or a zoologist who works with lions.   

What is your superpower? 

personal bests

26.2 2:38:55
50k 3:23:00
50 miles 5:59
100k 7:46:32
100 miles 14:52:06


racing highlights

 2017 Leadville 100 - 1st 
2016 Western States 100 Miles - 3rd
2015 Javalina Jundred 100 Miler - 1st & Course Record
2014 Napa Valley Marathon - 1st 
2013 Oakland Marathon - 1st 
2012 Olympic Trials Marathoner
2012 Napa Valley Marathon - 1st and Course Record
2012 Comrades Marathon 89k - 5th 
2011 100k National Champion - Mad City 100k
2010 50 Mile road National Champion - Tussey Mountainback
3 x Member of the USATF 100k National Team