“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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Karsten Black

By |2023-02-23T09:41:19-05:00November 17th, 2022|Athlete Profiles|

Karsten Black lives and trains in Pewaukee, WI. He recently set a new personal best at the NYC Marathon finishing in 3:38:49 (after this interview). How was your training leading up to the race? Training was on point. Consistent and overall, awesome. My coach has an amazing ability to interpret and use data from the [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Matthew Klundt

By |2023-02-23T09:41:18-05:00November 3rd, 2022|Athlete Profiles|

Matthew Klundt lives in Schertz, TX. He took on a pretty tall task of running four marathons/3WMM this fall (Air Force Marathon, Berlin, Chicago, and New York). He's a member of the Air National Guard at the Air Force Marathon in the MAJCOM/Air & Space Challenge since 2015, so it’s tradition. He got into Berlin [...]

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