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Matt Freitas Takes His Running To The Next Level

By | September 6th, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

Editor's Note: After commending him on his workout Matt Freitas messaged us, "Thanks for your platform...it's taken my running to the next level." Naturally, we wanted to learn more about his progress. In less than two years, the pediatric dentist and father of three has gone from 3:55 at the Iceland Marathon to 3:04:56 this [...]

Craig Hunt Places 10th At 50K World Champs

By | September 3rd, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

VDOT athlete Craig Hunt was second American and 10th overall at the IAU 50km World Championships in Brasov, Romania. Craig's official time was 2:51:42 [Full results]. Team USA was 5th overall out of 17 teams. Coach Jay Bawcom sees a lot of positive takeaways, "I was pleased to see Craig crack the Top 10 at [...]

An Improbable Athletic Journey

By | August 29th, 2019|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

Editor's Note: Malindi Elmore's transition to the marathon was unlikely yet she finds herself competing for a spot in her second Olympics 15-years later. Her story is remarkable. Below we summarize and get a chance to ask her questions about this improbable athletic journey. After a standout career on the track at Stanford, Malindi made [...]

The Keys For Courtney Barnes: Balance And Community

By | August 7th, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

Courtney Barnes moved to Flagstaff, AZ last year and shortly afterwards began working with private coach James McKirdy of McKirdy Trained. In just 8 months she's already accomplished one of her goals of representing Team USA. After her 8th place finish in the 3,000m Steeplechase at U.S. Champs she'll be wearing the USA singlet in [...]

“Serves As An Excellent Motivator For My Athletes”

By | August 6th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

Featured Coach: Keith Pierce McKinney Boyd High School, Head Cross Country (boys and girls), Head Girls Track & Field16 years Coaching Texas Public High Schools1 Texas State Championship as Assistant Coach (2003 Krum High School)1 Texas Regional Championship as Head Coach (2014 Clyde High School)4 District Championships as Head Coach (Krum High School, Vandegrift High [...]

Don’t Wait For The Stars To Align

By | July 29th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

VDOT Coach Andrew Marshall set a new PR at Grandma's Marathon. His 2:54:45 was a 2-min PR surpassing his previous best set two years ago. His even pacing helped him get under his sub-2:55 goal. [Full Results] "Don't wait for the stars to align themselves - put in consistent mileage, surround yourself with people to [...]

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