Contributors

The Extra Mile blog serves as a collection of stories that feature a person or organization going the extra mile.
These stories often come from our employees, our  non-profit partners, or our marathon community.
Here are a few of our most frequent contributors:

Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal

Since 1998, Peter Sagal has hosted the National Public Radio game show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! ​ He is also a regular columnist for Runner’s World, where he wrote about his experience as a member of the Team With A Vision in 2013, guiding visually impaired runner William Greer. 2015 will be his 5th Boston Marathon.

Greg Meyer

Greg Meyer

1983 Boston Marathon champion, accomplished long distance runner, and coach of the John Hancock employee marathon team.

 

Michèle Audet

Michèle Audet

“Audacious” Audet, MSW, is a Social Worker and Care Manager for long-term care, helping people navigate through the changing landscape of growing older.  A middle-aged baby boomer, she has completed seven Boston Marathons as a member of the John Hancock Employee Team along with numerous other events since 2007.

Breanne Diorio

Breanne Diorio

Manager of Editorial Services for the John Hancock Brand. Avid runner and 2014 Boston Marathon finisher. Lover of dining out and a good book on the beach. Breanne is a graduate of Providence College and currently lives in South Boston.

Lanni Merchant

Lanni Merchant

Professional runner who holds the record for women’s marathon in Canada, with a 2:28:00 time. Practicing attorney in Chattanooga, TN, focused on criminal defense and family law. 2014 John Hancock Elite Athlete, training for the Boston Marathon in Iten, Kenya.

Chris Benyo

Chris Benyo

Veteran of over 35 marathons including four Boston Marathons. Elementary Physical Education Teacher. Pushing wife Denise, who is battling ALS, in the 2014 Boston Marathon to raise funds for UMASS ALS Champion Fund.

Laurence (Larry) Grogin

Laurence (Larry) Grogin

Internationally recognized healer, speaker, and innovator in motivational medicine. Doctor of chiropractic, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. A John Hancock 2014 Boston Marathon Non-Profit runner for Team Hole in the Wall Gang, Larry will run an additional 250 miles to the starting line in Hopkinton leading up to Marathon Monday.

 

Heather Lake

Heather Lake

San Diegan, avid runner, and morning news reporter for KSWB. I love the outdoors, gardening, and spending time with my friends and family on the beautiful west coast beaches.

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