PRs: 10 km - 28:36 (2002); Half-Marathon - 1:04:00; Marathon- 2:14:37 (2004)
(2004); Marathon - 2:14:17 (2002)
Born: 05/17/75 - Lake Orion, Michigan
Current Residence: Rochester Hills, Mich.
High School: Lake Orin High School
College: Eastern Michigan University
Coach: Kevin Hanson
Club: Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
Career Highlights: 2003, 2005 World Championships team member; 5th 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon
Finishing 39th in Paris in 2003, Verran brought World Championships marathon experience to the 2005 Helsinki men's squad, where he finished 22nd in helping Team USA to a fourth-place finish at the 11th IAAF Marathon World Cup. A mainstay on the USA Road Running circuit for several years, Verran was an eight-time MAC champion while attending Eastern Michigan University. In addition to brining a wealth of racing experience and knowledge to the table, Verran will also bring his massage table to Helsinki for his team-mates. he is a licensed Physical Therapist and owns and operates Hansons Physical Therapy Training Room Inc.
2005: 22nd at World Outdoor Champs Marathon (2:17:42)...5th at FreesScale Marathon (2:17:14), first American4th
3M Austin Marathon (1:04:56)...ranked #10 in marathon in U.S. by T&FN...bests
of 1:04:56 & 2:17:14.
2004: 15th LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon (2:17.28)Philadelphia Distance Run Marathon (1:04.00 PR)9th Crim 10 Miler (49:39), 2nd U.S. finisher5th U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon (2:14:37).
2003: 3rd USA Marathon Championships (2:15:52)39th IAAF World Championships Marathon (2:16:42).
2002: 17th BAA Boston Marathon (2:15:19), 2nd U.S. finisher.
2000: 4th USA Half Marathon Championships (1:04:53)11th U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (2:20:45)17th IAAF World Half Marathon (1:05:56).