Brooks pro runner Ryan Vail crosses the line after completing a road race.

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Ryan Vail

Ryan has been a consistent top performer since turning pro. He’s represented the USA three times at the IAAF World XC Championships and finished as the top American at the 2013 NYC Marathon. A Brooks athlete since 2009, Ryan’s long career is a testament to the value of putting in consistent work, day after day.

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Body : Ryan has been a consistent top performer since turning pro. He’s represented the USA three times at the IAAF World XC Championships and finished as the top American at the 2013 NYC Marathon. A Brooks athlete since 2009, Ryan’s long career is a testament to the value of putting in consistent work, day after day.
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  • I think back on my toughest workouts and remind myself that this race won't be any harder than those (even though I know it will).


  • I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world to race. World Cross Country on its own has taken me to Jordan, Poland, France, and China.


  • Avoiding a 9 to 5 job.


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“I think most people run for sanity. Going for a jog after work helps melt away the stress of the day and allows you to come back home to your family in a renewed state of mind.”

Ryan Vail

In his own words

Get an inside look at how Ryan balances his life as a pro runner with his life as a family man. Hint: there’s a lot of travel involved.

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Body : Get an inside look at how Ryan balances his life as a pro runner with his life as a family man. Hint: there’s a lot of travel involved.
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