The 2019 Covenant Health Marathon Team: (front row, l to r) Thomas Barclay, David Neumer, Dennis Clark, Craig Brown, (back row, l to r) Darrell Crowe, Kaycee Russell, Connie Wilson, Coach Missy Kane, Julie Childress, FSHFC Trainer Chris O’Hearn
Click on a name to learn more about our 2019 marathon team members:
Thomas Barclay, U.S. Air Force
Craig Brown, U.S. Army
Julie Childress, U.S. Army
Dennis Clark, U.S. Navy
Darrell Crowe, U.S. Air Force
Elvira Keeble, U.S. Marine Corps/U.S. Coast Guard
David Neumer, U.S. Army
Kaycee Russell, U.S. Marine Corps
Connie Wilson, U.S. Navy
Gena Tussey, Team Photographer, U.S. Air Force
Media Team Members
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.