“VDOT Changed My Life”

By |2024-05-10T11:25:42-04:00May 10th, 2024|Athlete Profiles, Testimonials|

Adolfo Lizardo, like so many new runners on our platform, shares how VDOT training transformed his life and performance as an athlete. Quick Background Lives in trains in Biel/Bienne in the canton of Bern. Trains on the street, track, around the lake of Biel or in the forest, depending on the workouts I have planned. [...]

John Reniewicki Finds A Sweet Spot Post-Collegiately

By |2023-12-07T13:28:07-05:00December 5th, 2023|Coach Profiles|

John Reniewicki is now wrapping up his third year as an Under Armour athlete. Since turning pro (as an athlete and a coach) his running has continued to improve. Check out his progression thus far... College PBs ---> Current PBs 1500m: 3:48.70 ---> 3:36.02 5000m: 13:55.9 ---> 13:20.31 1000m: 28:42 ---> 28:15 When we last [...]

Freshman Gladys Chepngetich Finishes 24th At The NCAA Championships

By |2023-12-06T12:45:07-05:00December 6th, 2023|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

Gladys Chepngetich earned All American honors finishing 24th at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. She was the 4th Freshman overall transitioning quickly to college life in the U.S. after an arduous journey from Kenya. Her coach, Vicky Pounds, manages the Clemson women on V.O2. She discusses Glady's transition and why her team loves [...]

Success Story: Marietta High School Cross Country

By |2023-06-14T15:56:56-04:00June 14th, 2023|Coach Profiles, VDOT Coach|

High school and college teams from all over the U.S. use VDOT Coach to manage their athletes' training. When teams ensure their athletes are training at the right paces they have broad-based success. The Marietta High School Cross Country program is a great example of what can happen when adopting VDOT training methods. Since joining [...]

Tebello Ramakongoana Ranked First Overall On V.O2

By |2023-06-08T11:21:26-04:00June 8th, 2023|Athlete Profiles|

Tebello Ramakongoana's recent performance at the Nelson Mandela Bay Half Marathon earned him a new national record, personal best and the top scoring performance to date on V.O2. We connected with Tebello's coach James McKirdy to learn more about his story and how their chance encounter has led to such a successful partnership. Tebello's Backstory [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Edwin de Neijs

By |2023-02-23T09:41:24-05:00December 15th, 2022|Athlete Profiles|

Edwin de Neijs lives and trains in the Netherlands. He spent some time in Kenya to train recently. He's a professional musician in the Air Force and has also competed in the Military World Championships and World Games in the marathon and cross country. How was your training leading up to the race? I had [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Philippe Desjardins

By |2023-02-23T09:41:22-05:00December 1st, 2022|Athlete Profiles|

Tell us about yourself (where you live, train and how you got started on V.O2). My name is Philippe Desjardins. I am 38-year-old living in Quebec City, Canada. Basically, I train for three months in hot humid weather and four months in the snow. The best periods to train are April-May and September-October. I have [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Ruth Atkinson

By |2023-02-23T09:41:22-05:00December 1st, 2022|Athlete Profiles|

Ruth Atkinson lives and trains in Dallas, TX. She recently ran the Chicago marathon, her first world major, in an attempt to BQ. How was your training leading up to the race? Training started in late May and continued through a brutally hot summer! I was feeling amazing- but then in mid-September I had a [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Jennie Nichols

By |2023-02-23T09:41:20-05:00November 17th, 2022|Athlete Profiles|

Jennie Nichols lives and trains in Sachse, Texas, and her most recent race was the Chicago Marathon. How was your training leading up to the race? My training was awesome. I have never been an athlete and got into running toward the end of 2020. Melissa King became my coach at the beginning of 2022 [...]

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