Whippet of the Week: Shahidah Nicole Hamlett

Shahidah joined the whippets in 2015. She loves that there are always group runs and events. She believes that the team is motivating and FAST, and welcomes everyone…. even herself—who she considers a “turtle.”

20160208_120923I am a single mom of 2 daughters, originally from the Bronx and currently reside in fort lee NJ. I am a Tax Attorney, and former politician in Washington D. C., where I lived for 9 years prior to returning to the metro area. FB_IMG_1450702350480I have my own firm (Hamlett Law Group), where I help clients that have tax issues such as many years of unfiled tax returns, large balances that they cannot afford with IRS, wage garnishments and bank levies, as well as audit representation.
I have run a total of 7 marathons, starting in 2014, and set to run my 8th at the end of February. My original goal with running was to lose weight, but eventually got caught up with a race addiction. Over the last two years I have traveled internationally to race, including, but not limited to, Rome, Berlin, Aruba, and Jamaica. My current goal is to run the six world major marathons. So far I have completed NYC twice, Chicago, and Berlin. Chicago is my favorite of all completed marathons.

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Jerlyn Thomas

More about Jerlyn Thomas

Jerlyn Thomas, also known as Jade, is a marketing professional and brand specialist. She's part of the website committee and is credited for conceptualizing, designing and developing the website for this running team. She's also an adrenaline seeker, inspirer, Caribbean Islander?, Sr. Art Director/Dev?, Published Illustrator, Triathlete, Ultramarathoner and Marathoner (who has completed over 15 distances ?), 2x Ragnar finisher and 2x Tough Mudders finisher she blogs about her lifestyle on Design Lady NYC and you can follow her on Instagram @jerlynthomas. She runs in Brooklyn, trains in Manhattan and loves escaping to head on trails on the weekends.

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