Here's Ryan Varnardo "cruisin" at the Biggest Loser 5K

 

Ryan Varnardo is a 5th grader from Mobile, Alabama. He runs wit his team at school called the Collier Cruisers....at Elsie Collier Elementary.

Last year at age 9 he broke the school record for mileage by running 163.2 miles.

So far Ryan has run the 10k, 5k and recently did his second half marathon. He ran the half in 1:56.36 and he did not stop one time.

He said he had 3 goals this year:

1. To run a half marathon without stopping (which he accomplished )

2. To run a 5k under 20

3. And to run a 10k under 40.

Ryan also has his sights set on a scholarship to LSU and one day run in the Olympics. 

 

WAY TO GO RYAN AND CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING YOUTH RUNNER MAGAZINE'S BIG DOG OF THE WEEK!