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YiOu and Sean in Namibia
YiOu and Sean in Namibia

YiOu Wang

YiOu Wang grew up in Frederick, MD and was inspired to start running when she began attending college in the Boston area and spectated the Boston Marathon. After qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon, YiOu transitioned to trail and ultra running.

YiOu trains mostly in the spectacular trail systems of Marin County, California and can also be found on epic trail running trips around the world. She is the 2017 50Km Trail National Champion and the two time winner of the Lake Sonoma 50 mile. YiOu runs for Under Armour and Camelbak.

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Sean Pont

“Shirtless” Sean is YiOu’s husband, training partner, and technical support. Sean grew up in Mill Valley, CA. In addition to being a talented but not-quite-elite runner, Sean has competed in five World Championship events across three unrelated but equally obscure sports. He won two of them.

Sean studied mechanical engineering in college but has spent his professional career as a software developer. He has worked at a variety of tech companies both large and small, most recently at Google. He is grateful and humbled by all the excellent mentors he has had along the way.