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By | November 18th, 2019|Athlete Profiles|

“Matt makes me excited to coach. His unbridled enthusiasm for this sport is one-of-a-kind and it touches everyone he comes in contact with. He ran New York City with a ton of love for the city and his community, and he was rewarded with a new personal best.” - @stephenkersh

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 [...]

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