2020 Boston Marathon Team

After the success of our inaugural TB12 Foundation Team in the 2019 Boston Marathon, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to return to the historic Boston Marathon in 2020, this time as an official charity partner of the Boston Athletic Association.

 

Last year, our team of 8 incredible runners raised more than $125,000 for the TB12 Foundation, and we’re back with an even bigger team and loftier goals for 2020. The funds our runners raise directly support the TB12 Foundation’s goal of providing athletes everywhere with world-class health and wellness resources that enable them to do what they love better and for longer.

 

On April 20th, 2020, 18 runners from Team TB12 will run the Boston Marathon on behalf of the TB12 Foundation. This year’s team attracted a large group of qualified applicants, all inspired by our great success in 2019 and highly motivated to support a cause they believe in. We’re proud to introduce the 2020 TB12 Foundation Boston Marathon Team:

All proceeds raised by the 2020 TB12 Foundation Marathon Team will benefit the TB12 Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to maximizing the health and potential of athletes by providing opportunities for holistic wellness education and elite level performance training and services.

Meet the Team

Kevin Flike – Boston, MA

Kevin is originally from Saratoga, NY, and attended Union College in Schenectady, NY before volunteering for the U.S. Army Special Forces and earning the Green Beret. He was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group in Fort Lewis, Washington, and he deployed to the Philippines, Thailand, and twice to Afghanistan. On September 25, 2011 Kevin was severely wounded during combat operations. Throughout his recovery, Kevin was inspired and motivated by a desire to be able to run again, and someday run the Boston Marathon. After three years of recovery and training with TB12, Kevin will now have the opportunity to live out that dream and complete his first Boston Marathon as part of Team TB12 Foundation.

 

Upon retirement from the U.S. Army, Kevin went on to earn dual Masters’ Degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPA), and the MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA). Currently, Kevin is the Director of Strategic Projects for Threat Stack, a Boston-based cybersecurity firm. Kevin continues to serve the Special Forces community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Green Beret Foundation. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Kimberlee, for twelve years. They live in Weymouth, MA with their two daughters, Lilah and Everly.

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Will DiTullio – Reading, MA

Will is a returning member from our 2019 Boston Marathon team. He first ran the Boston Marathon in 2012, and has run it six times since, and the New York City Marathon once. Will is a Boston native, and grew up playing baseball, basketball, soccer, and track & field. “As my playing days came to an end,” says Will, “I searched for a way to satisfy my competitive spirit.”

 

Will’s immense success adopting the TB12 lifestyle inspired him to return to the TB12 Foundation team for another year. “My goal was to run a marathon in fewer than four hours,” says Will. “With the help of TB12, I finally achieved that goal.”

 

He’s not just passionate about running — he’s also a strong believer in the TB12 Foundation. “I hope to spread the word of the TB12 Foundation,” says Will, “to maximize the health, well-being, and athletic potential of young amateur athletes.”

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Katie Dalrymple – Kingston, MA

Katie Dalrymple is from Kingston, Massachusetts and has enjoyed running ever since she was a kid. “The Boston Marathon has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember,” says Katie. She was on track to run the 2019 marathon when she tore her ACL during the training season. After her injury, she sought care at the TB12 Performance & Recovery Center.

 

“TB12 has helped me so much over the past 9 months,” says Katie. “Without everyone at TB12 and the TB12 Foundation, I would not be anywhere close to where I am today.” Now, she’s well into recovery and beginning training for 2020. “I’m looking forward to realizing my dream of completing Boston!”

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Mackenzi Curtin – Boston, MA

Mackenzi Curtin is from East Bridgewater, MA and recently moved to Boston after graduating from Harvard University. She’s played sports all her life, including rowing on her college team. This will be her first Boston Marathon, and she’s very much looking forward to it.

 

“I have wanted to run the Boston Marathon ever since I can remember,” says Mackenzi. The TB12 Foundation is the perfect team for her, as the cause is close to her heart. “I’m excited to get the opportunity to run the marathon while supporting future generations of athletes,” she says.

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Anthony Valletta – San Francisco, CA

Anthony Valletta is the COO of Mina Group Restaurants in San Francisco, California. He’s from Marshfield, MA, and he and his wife Kaitlin have two children, Gavin and Ava. Anthony boxes in his free time, and completed his first half marathon last August, the 3 Beach Marathon.

 

“Running the Boston Marathon has always been a bucket list item for me,” says Anthony. “Even a few years ago, I never thought I could accomplish it.” After he trained for and completed the 3 Beach Marathon, he started looking into the Boston Marathon.

 

When he saw that the TB12 Foundation was assembling a 2020 team, he knew what to do. “I am running to raise money for a great cause, and teach my kids and myself that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. LFG!”

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Aleesha Denning – Ormond Beach, FL

Aleesha Denning was born in Weare, NH and now lives in Ormond Beach, FL. She’s a certified Infant Survival Swim Specialist, which she describes as “one of the most rewarding jobs.”

 

Aleesha began running marathons in 2017, always dreaming of someday running the Boston Marathon. Now, she’s as excited as ever. The TB12 Foundation resonates with Aleesha, as it’s another way for her to benefit kids. “For my job, I get to teach babies from six months to three years the life-saving skills they need in and around water,” says Aleesha, “and now, I get to be a part of the TB12 Foundation Team and fulfill my dream of running the Boston Marathon!”

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Kendall McDonough – Bridgewater, MA

Kendall McDonough is a nursing student and lacrosse coach from Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She’s currently studying at Brockton Hospital School of Nursing. She coaches varsity lacrosse at the high school in her hometown. Kendall attended Roger Williams University, where she played on the women’s rugby team all four years. Now, she’s ready to build on her athletic experience and train for and run the Boston Marathon.

 

“I’m excited to challenge myself both mentally and physically,” says Kendall. “I absolutely love testing myself and my abilities when it comes to athletics, I can’t wait to run my first marathon for the TB12 Foundation!”

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Scott Kingsley – Boston, MA

A Boston native, Scott Kingsley is a proud supporter of the TB12 Foundation. He attended the College of the Holy Cross, where he was a member of the varsity football team before transitioning to track and field during his senior year. He’s remained a runner ever since, as well as an avid skier and outdoorsman. Today, Scott lives in the North End of Boston and works for a private equity firm.

 

Scott is looking forward to running the 2020 Boston Marathon with a charitable cause he’s so passionate about. He describes the TB12 Foundation as “tirelessly committed to improving the lives of economically disadvantaged athletes and supporting their path to recovery.”

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Ken Giordano – Sonoma County, CA

Ken Giordano (“Gio”) is from Massachusetts, and now lives in Sonoma County, California. He lives with his wife, two children, and “beast of a yellow lab.” In his free time, Ken loves to spend time with his family, eat delicious food, and go on runs. As a lifelong Boston sports fan, Ken is excited to combine his passion for running and his favorite teams by participating in the Boston Marathon. His father inspired Ken to train after he successfully completed the Boston Marathon a third time.

 

“My father motivated me to run with him,” says Ken. “Now, I’m excited to support the TB12 Foundation and run in the 2020 Boston Marathon. LFG!”

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Kyle Grusmark – Dorchester, MA

Kyle Grusmark is from Dorchester, MA, and is currently the Head of Technology Services at TB12. Kyle grew up playing hockey and transitioned to running after college. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to run the historic Boston Marathon as his first ever marathon. Kyle has spent almost three years working at TB12, and has been fortunate to see first hand the impact that the TB12 Body Coaches have on their TB12 Foundation clients.

 

“They are truly changing the lives of so many people from all different walks of life always with one goal in mind – to help them keep going,” says Kyle, “I’m proud to be running my first marathon while representing such an amazing charity.”

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Ryan McCarthy – Easton, MA

Ryan McCarthy is from Easton, Massachusetts, and will be running his first Boston Marathon with Team TB12 Foundation in 2020. Ryan was an athlete growing up, and has done everything he can to remain active throughout his adult life by seeking out opportunities to challenge himself through things like running.

 

“Running my first Boston Marathon is a chance for me to see how far I can push myself in my training and try to meet the goals I set for myself,” says Ryan.

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Chris Federico – Attleboro, MA

Chris Federico was born and raised in Attleboro, MA, and is a lifelong Boston sports fan and avid runner. Chris graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, and developed a passion for raising awareness and delivering education related to physical fitness and nutrition. After growing up with a sibling with Type 1 Diabetes, Chris learned firsthand how access to healthcare resources can have a positive impact on an individual’s physical health and overall wellness. Combining his passion for personal health and helping others improve their physical performance is what drew Chris to the TB12 Foundation.

 

“When I cross the finish line in April with my best time yet, and asked which marathon is my favorite, I know what my response will be…,” says Chris, “The next one”.

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Harry Kelleher – Worcester, MA

Harry Kelleher is originally from Worcester, MA and will be running his first Boston Marathon with Team TB12 Foundation in 2020. Harry played hockey and golf in high school and remains active in college. Harry is currently a senior at Boston College studying Political Science. Harry is an avid runner, and was inspired to run the Boston Marathon after watching his sister Alex run Boston for the first time back in 2016. Harry looks forward to pushing himself to reach his goals for the 2020 Boston Marathon.

 

Harry is thrilled to join the TB12 Foundation Team and have the opportunity to represent an organization that combines his passion for sports with giving back to those in need.

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Victor Ramos – Mexico City, Mexico

Victor Ramos lives in Mexico City, Mexico, and will be running his first Boston Marathon this year as part of Team TB12 Foundation. Victor’s desire to run the Boston Marathon dates back to 1997 when he was living in Boston and was inspired by the sight of the runners flying down Boylston Street. He began seriously running in 2011 after playing soccer, tennis, and golf for most of his life, and now competes in Ironman Triathlons.

 

Victor is proud and excited to be part of the TB12 family, saying, “I cannot imagine anything better than running for the TB12 Foundation!”

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Diana Clark – Cape Cod, MA

Diana lives on Cape Cod with her husband Mike and their golden retriever Coby. She is a second grade teacher at Teaticket Elementary School.

 

Diana has been an athlete my entire life, but instead of lacing up sneakers, she laced up skates.  Five years ago, she signed up for her very first 5K with her husband and a group of friends and has been hooked ever since. Over the past five years she has run several races with her husband, and just ran her first half marathon this past fall.

 

“That experience propelled me to belive that, even at 40, I could attempt to complete the Boston Marathon!” said Diana. “I look forward to this great opportunity to share my journey of running the 2020 Boston Marathon with you and my students.”

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David Hagen – Union, NJ

David lives in Union, NJ, with his wife Gloria and their 2 kids, Abby and Ethan. Gloria began running marathons in 2016 with the NYC Marathon followed by the Boston Marathon in 2017, and it took almost two years after that for David to take an interest in living a healthier physical, mental, and spiritual life.  He credits that development, in part, to TB12.

“I was gifted Tom Brady’s book and I began to read it as I was curious of the dietary changes and the workouts.  What I came to realize and achieve was a change in how I do nearly everything in my life,” said David.

 

“I know I will be setting a Boston PR in April, hopefully it will be an overall PR.  I’m getting a little bit of a late start on training, but with the help of TB12 I’m confident I will be ready to roll.”

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Tushar Raval – Newark, DE

Tushar ran his first marathon in 2015, but soon found himself struggling to fight chronic pain and arthritis. After succumbing to cramps during the Berlin marathon in 2017, he began researching new methods of diet and training to enable his body to perform at a high level. He came across the TB12 method, overhauled his regimen, and the results have been incredible. Since then, he has run 5 out of 6 of the World Major Marathons, shaving nearly two hours off of his first marathon time.

 

“In 2020, I aim to run the Boston Marathon in under 3 hours and 45 minutes, setting a new personal record and completing my goal of running all 6 world majors,” said Tushar.

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Christopher Long – Mission Hills, KS

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