Photo credit: Amy Roberts
Photo credit: Amy Roberts

Twenty four year old Sara Lopez has run three marathons so far in her career. One of those marathons (the Eugene Marathon), she WON in April of 2023 and less than a year later, just two months ago, Sara ran in the US Olympic Marathon Trials. With an elite bib entry at the Boston Marathon coming up in just two weeks, Sara shares her story of resilience, inner joy and never giving up on yourself.

Enjoy our conversation!

Sara's recommendations for Port Orchard, WA:


1. The Cushman Trail (This beautiful paved bike and pedestrian trail goes from Gig Harbor all the way across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge).


In Seattle
1. Un Bien (Great Caribbean food and sandwiches)
2. Serious Pie (Pizza)
3. Omega Ouzeri (Greek food)
4. Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream (On the University of Washington campus)
5. Frankie and Jo's (Vegan ice cream)


1. Hotel Sorrento (Beautiful old hotel with amazing views of the city)


1. Jack and Jill Downhill Marathon
2. Whidbey Island Marathon

Places of Interest

1. Gasworks Park
2. Elliot Bay Books (Independent bookstore)

Running Store

1. Super Jock and Jill
2. Fleet Feet
3. Road Runner Sports

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