Wayne is originally from Jamaica, but has lived in Boston since 1987. He has been a competitive long distance runner since 1979, and considers winning the Connecticut State Class L Championships (5K) in high school, taking top honors at the New England’s (10K) while at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), representing the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) and the city of Boston in the Kyoto Half Marathon, and winning the inaugural BAA Half Marathon in 2001 as some of his greatest running accomplishments. Although Wayne doesn’t consider himself a marathoner, he has competed in the Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Cape Cop Marathons. He has also competed in ten Boston Marathons and boasts a half marathon PB of 1:09 and a 2:34:01 for the marathon. Always the consummate teammate, Wayne was a part of the BAA’s Masters Team that finished runner up in 2016 and 2017, third in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 USATF National Club Cross Country Championship and won the team competition at the 2012, 2014, and 2015 Boston Marathon.
The 2010 USATF New England Grand Prix Masters Champion and two-time age group winner, Wayne ran his 100, 000 mile at the 2013 Boston Marathon. He served of the BAA’s Board of Governors for five years and is currently the organization’s Director of Athletic Programs, overseeing athlete recruitment and the BAA’s Para Athletics programs. Wayne, a local fixture on the New England running scene, also leads the BAA’s High Performance Team and Running Club. He was a Lululemon Legacy Ambassador, is passionate about running, and is an active advocate for the sport. Wayne serves on the Advisory Board of Back on My Feet, Boston, an organization that combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. During his spare time, Wayne manages RunBoston, a company that provides historical running tours in Boston, Cambridge, and Salem.