Three-Time Olympian and Running Industry Professional Form New Athlete Management Group: Troop Estes Athlete Management (T.E.A.M.)

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The release below announces a new management group, T.E.A.M., featuring Lee Troop and Jim Estes. I know both of these fine gentleman, and wish them the absolute very best. Troop, a former athlete, is also coach, cheerleader, champion of athletes. Jim is former athlete, Athletic management professional, former USATF elite event manager, and well respected in the industry.

This industry, thank God, is still about relationships. Troop and Estes will assist athletes, both new and established on their journey in the sport. I look forward to writing about their athletes and sponsorship deals. Best wishes to Jim Estes and Lee Troop.

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Three-Time Olympian and Running Industry Professional Form New Athlete Management Group

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Boulder, Colo. - - Three-time Australian Olympian Lee Troop and long-time running industry professional Jim Estes, have teamed up to form Troop Estes Athlete Management (T.E.A.M.), which will provide coaching and management services for professional long distance running athletes.

Troop competed professionally from 1995 to 2014 and represented Australia in seven IAAF World Championships and three Olympic Games before turning his efforts to coaching professional long distance and road racing athletes. During his coaching career, Troop has coached athletes that have competed at multiple U.S. Championships, Olympic Trials and made USA Teams.

Estes has worked in various capacities in the running industry, including 12 years at the U.S. National Federation where he oversaw numerous national championships and Olympic Trials events, as well as working with multiple U.S. national teams competing at various international competitions.

"As a past professional athlete and now coach, I fully understand the hardships that post-collegiate and professional athletes face trying to navigate through our sport looking for coaching, racing opportunities and sponsorships. I believe that with the knowledge and experience Jim and I have, we can both better guide and support these athletes that will not only help them stay in the sport, but also help set them uponce they leave our sport." - Troop said.

In the build-up to the 2020 Olympic Games, T.E.A.M. will focus on post-collegiate and professional long distance running athletes with the goal of increasing their competitive profiles at national and international events.

For more information contact Lee Troop at [email protected] or Jim Estes at [email protected].

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