Podcast Episode #12 Jon Lyau
Today’s podcast interview features one of Hawaii’s top marathon runners – Jon Lyau.
Jon Lyau is a familiar face to the folks of the Hawaii running community. With an almost annual presence on the starting line of the Honolulu marathon for the last 30 years, Jon Lyau has established himself as one of Hawaii’s most highly regarded runners. And, with that amount of experience Jon has also become one of the foremost experts on the art of running in Hawaii. Coaching his own group, ‘Personal Best Training’ (read more HERE), and also a high school cross country team, Jon advises runners whilst also maintaining a high level of personal fitness and taking care of his family. Jon ran his first marathon as a 15 year old high school student, and progressed to running a PR (Personal Record) of 2:29:25 at the Chicago marathon in 2001. Jon was inducted into the Honolulu Marathon’s Hall of Fame in 2009, after logging at least fifteen Kamaʻāina titles (title given to the first born & raised, ‘Kamaʻāina’, Hawaiian to cross the finish line). Jon is also an ITakeBioastin Ambassador, and director of the Aloha Cross Country Camp.
In today’s episode Jon talks about his early days as a runner and gives us all a few pieces of excellent advice for running the Honolulu marathon:
For final race day information about the Honolulu marathon check out their website: Honolulu Marathon Online.
Thanks for listening to the podcast! I hope you’ve enjoyed the series of interviews with marathon runners, which featured:
I’ll be taking a short break from the podcast to focus on my own final marathon preparations for December 14th. In the mean time keep an eye on the blog for new posts and updates about all things connected to the long run of life.