"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it." - Oprah Winfrey

OUR AMBASSADORS

Meet the Team! Not only do they represent the DBRC while as athletes and in life, they are our official product testers. DBRC Ambassadors were hand selected to test new products, nutrition, and footwear. In turn, stay tuned to this blog to read the updates from each ambassador as they try out new things, slice out beneficial information, and experience the products tested.

DBRC Team

Meet a few members who run the sun.
Sam Starbuck

Marathon

As a native of the great state of Indiana, Sam found his way to running by way of a career ending baseball injury his sophomore year of college. Fast forward two years and he was a member of the Redpack at Wabash College. Since then, he has just kept running, and where he will stop, no one knows. He is a firm believer that if he can do it, so can you. Sam was the first PB County resident to cross the line at the Boston Marathon in 2015 with an amazing finish time of 2:37! We hope to see Sam reach the Olympic qualification standard. Sam is with the DBRC as a Fit Technician since 2014.

Becky LeBaron

Becky lives by the rule “slow and steady.” Embracing the Galloway Method, she’s completed 100 mile ultramarathons, Ironman triathlons, and a week-long self-supported ultramarathon stage race through Utah and Arizona. She’s all about adventure, new experiences, and proving that the only thing stopping you from completing your dreams lies between your ears. Recent: Completion of the Keys100 Ultramarathon

Inspiring Athlete/Icon: Jamie Donaldson

Next Event Training For: Badwater Mustang Trail Race (200k) ... FINISHED!

Goals: To run everything, go everywhere, motivate everyone, and have fun during every single second of it.

Favorite Quote: “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the one who wins is the one who thinks he can!” – Walter D. Wintle

Jaclynn "JJ" Johnston

Recent: Boston Focused!

Current Training Shoe:
Hoka Clifton/Saucony Kinvara

Favorite Race Distance: Marathon

Running Icon: Kara Goucher

Next Event Training For: Boston Marathon ... FINISHED!

Goals: Run happy and inspire others while doing so!

Joe Falcone

Ultra Marathon/Extreme Endurance

Joe is a firefighter and certainly one of Delray Beach’s finest! Joe has completed Ironman Triathlons, 100 mile races, multi-day endurance challenges, ultra-distance obstacle courses, and anything that comes his way as a challenge.

Talia Shelton

Recent: Rocked a Saturday 50k (8th Overall) then a Sunday half marathon of 1:39!

Current Training Shoe: Hoka Clifton

Favorite Race Distance: 13.1 or 50K

Running Icon: Scott Jurek

Next Event Training For: Daytona 50 Miler ... FINISHED!

Goals: To keep running without injury

Favorite Quote: Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.

Dawn Lisenby

Ultra Marathon/Trail/Coach

Dawn Lisenby has been running for the past 12 years. After beginning with road running, she soon began trail running, the longer the better, and fell in love with ultra running and its community. This past year she completed her first 100. She is a certified level 2 Newton Running Form coach and a Lydiard Level 2 running coach. She is also a 1000 hr certified yoga instructor. She works as a running and strength coach at RunNaturalCoach. For the past 8 years she has been the RD for the Jacks 50k. She is sponsored by Pearl Izumi, Trail Toes and Skratch Labs. It is her aspiration to qualify next year for the Hardrock 100!

SGT. Pam Kelly, USA, RET.

Recent: In the Veteran's Wheelchair games, she earned 4 Gold Medals and 1 Bronze!

Current Racing Bike:
Orange Force RX

Favorite Race Distance: Olympic Triathlon

Inspiring Athlete/Icon: TBD. We at DBRC, say she is to us

Next Event Training For: Marine Corp Marathon and more...

Goals: To finish an Ironman

Favorite Quote: The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can't do and then finding your limitations are your strengths.

Traci Phillips

Ultra Marathon/Extreme Endurance

What can we say about Traci that hasn’t been described by others as “Amazing?” The protégé of celebrity coach Lisa Smith-Batchen, a few of her memorable races to date are the Xterra Mountain Ultra Series races in Colorado, the Donna 110 Ultra in Jacksonville, FL, the Keys100 and Desert Rats 148 mile Stage Race through the desert of Utah. Crazy!

 

Mario Blanco

Triathlon

Mario began his athletic pursuits as a surfer – and a really good one at that. He transitioned to triathlon and has become a fierce competitor. Mario has his sights on Kona and we doubt anything will stand in his way!

Mark Cudak

Marathon/Ultra Marathon

Mark recently completed his first 100 mile ultra-marathon at The Keys 100. Mark is well-known in the ultra/trail running community and is a tough competitor, especially in brutal climates.

Allyson Sullivan

Half/Full Marathon

Whether she is closing a million dollar real estate deal in Delray Beach or zooming across the line at the Boston Marathon, Allyson is dedicated to anything she does, giving 100%, and enjoying each step along the way.

Betsy Beyer

5K/Marathon

Betsy runs 4-5 times per week and is currently up to 685 miles for the year. She averages a little over 100 miles a month and up to 30 miles a week. She has run many 5k’s up to half marathons, enrolling in her first marathon – the Miami Marathon in January. She enjoys helping her friends train for races and loves everything running.

Jessie Rook

Half/Full/Ultra marathon

Jess has completed 7 half marathons, one full marathon and her second marathon seven weeks later in LA. She was training for her first 100 miler in Daytona, and then the Chicago Marathon in October and she finished! Now, she is focusing on speed. She also has experience with MMA and HIIT training. Jessie follows a plant based diet and trains 6 days a week.

Tom Asiala

Half/Full/ Ultra marathon

Tom has been in and out of running for decades, having completed a bunch of marathons, and several half’s. He eventually got involved with ultras, and completed the Keys 100 in 2009. After that things have slowed down, but there are several more marathons in the near future.