We are so happy to welcome Olympian, Jared Ward to the Suite Run Podcast! Jared placed third at the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials and later that summer, earned an impressive sixth place at the Olympic Marathon in Rio. Jared's running accomplishments are long and prestigious, including a personal best at the Boston Marathon of 2:09:25 in 2019.

Jared has run the New York City Marathon four times and soon it will be five - he will line up on Sunday, November 6th for the TCS New York City Marathon!

In this conversation, we chat about Jared's training, an injury hiccup, grabbing a personal best in the 10k this summer, balancing life as a husband and dad of five, plus looking ahead to the future of his running career. Then we pivot and talk all things Utah! Jared shares his favorite run, restaurants, races, running stores and more in and around Provo, UT. This was such a treat!

Enjoy our conversation!

Jared's recommendations for Provo, UT:


1. Path along the back side of Deer Creek reservoir (7 mile beautiful trail on a dirt path)


1. Cafe Rio (Mexican)
2. Maglebees (Breakfast)
3. Kneaders (French toast)


1. Air Bnb in Midway, Sundance or Park City


1. Deseret News 10k
2. St. George Marathon

Running Store

1. Runner's Corner 
2. Watsach Running
3. Salt Lake Running

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Where to find Jared Ward:

Jared on Instagram

Jared's website

Jared on Twitter

Where to find Natalie and Jerold:

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Suite Run Instagram
Natalie's Twitter
Suite Run Twitter
Natalie's Facebook
Suite Run Website
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