Lectures

SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS

PORTLAND MARATHON SPORTS & FITNESS EXPO SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS
Held in Broadway Rooms 2 – 4 – Plaza Level, Portland Hilton
No Admission Charge

Friday, October 3, 2014 | 3 p.m.
Planning Your Marathon
Presented by Patti and Warren Finke

Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 2 p.m.
Walking the Portland Marathon and Half Marathon: Tips for
Success; Questions and Answers About the Competitive/Non-
Competitive Walk Divisions
Presented by Judy Heller and Marie VerMeer

Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 3 p.m.
Planning Your Marathon
Presented by Patti and Warren Finke

About Our Speakers

Patti Finke is an exercise physiologist and RRCA certified running coach. Forthe last 6 years, she travelled across the country instructing and certifyingcoaches for the RRCA. She coaches individuals and groups of runners and walkers for distance from 5k to ultramarathons. Patti has been coaching runners and walkers for over 30 years. She is a Director and Founder of the Portland Marathon Training Clinic and author of “Marathoning Start To Finish”. She is the author of many articles on training and racing for local, national and international publications. She has been running and racing for 35 years completing over 170 marathon and ultramarathons. She has held individual U.S. age records for 50km and 50mi and has three times been Oregon Road Runners Club Age group runner of the year.

Warren Finke is a RRCA certified running coach and fitness consultant. He was an instructor for the Road Runners Club of America coaching certification program for 6 years. Warren has been coaching beginning to elite road and trail runners for more than 30 years. He is a Director and Founder of the Portland Marathon Training Clinic and co-author of “Marathoning Start To Finish”. Warren has authored or contributed to numerous local, national and international publications. He has competed in over 170 marathons and ultramarathons winning more than 20. He is two- time U.S. track record holder for 100km and was the 2nd place veterans finisher in the 1992 Boston Marathon.

Judy Heller has changed and shaped the way people think about walking for the past 20 years. One of the Pacific Northwest’s foremost experts on walking, 2011 Master Female Track Athlete of the Year race walker, Judy is a wellness/fitness and walking coach who has trained thousands of people and organized some of the region’s best respected recreational and competitive walking events. Judy is a USA Track and Field (USATF) Certified Official/Master Level Race Walk official; and certified Nordic Walk instructor (Exerstrider/Leki). Judy is a recognized fitness expert being quoted in Prevention; Weight Watchers; Family Circle; Fitness; Shape; Body, Mind and Soul; and Woman’s Day
magazines.

Marie VerMeer is the Race Walk/Nordic Walk Coordinator and Awards Committee Chair for the Portland Marathon Committee and completed 5 Portland Marathons as a fitness walker. Marie is a USA Track and Field (USATF) Certified Official/Master Level Race Walk official and has been involved with race walking as a competitor, judge and coach since 1996 and with the Portland Marathon since 2000. She coordinates race walk officials for all USATF Oregon Association race walk events.

For inquiries, contact Debbie Frank, Manager, Portland Marathon Sports & Fitness Expo; debbie@runexpos.com


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