The 2020 Covenant Health Marathon Team
Media Team Members:
Todd Howell, WBIR-TV
Bob Yarborough, Cumulus Radio
Phil Kaplan, News Sentinel
Assistant Coach Phil Kaplan
Sports editor for the Knoxville News Sentinel, Phil became sold on the program when he went through it as a team member in 2011. He offers valuable advice and support to the team.
Todd can be seen on WBIR-TV reporting the weather in every season, which is no easy task in our ever changing East Tennessee hills. He strives to stay fit for his job and for his family, and training for a Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon event his latest effort to that end.
About the coach
Missy Kane is fitness promotion coordinator for Covenant Health, and her passion is helping others take steps toward a healthy lifestyle, whether they’re longtime athletes or have been sedentary for years. Missy is a former collegiate track and field coach, an Olympic athlete, a Pan American Games medalist, and a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, and the Knoxville Track Club Hall of Fame. This is her 15th time coaching a team for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.
The personal trainer
Coach Missy Kane and Assistant Coach Phil Kaplan are pleased to have help from Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center trainer Chris O’Hearn. Chris is a highly respected personal trainer and life coach who helps our team members strengthen mind, body and spirit for a successful finish.