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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 [...]

Three In Top 10 At NYC Half

By | March 26th, 2019|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

Daniel leads charge through Times Sq. Photo cred: Richard BrounsteinJohn second from right, Tim far right, Photo cred: Richard Brounstein VDOT athletes and coaches represented three of the top 10 spots at the NYC Half. Daniel Mesfun, fresh off his his record-breaking win at Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half in 1:01:12 (over 2-min PR), led [...]

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