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RunPro.com is a site to encourage and educate prospective elite distance runners in the U.S. It is well presented and provides the young athlete with some vital information. Nice initiative on the part of Team USA Minnesota and USATF!
web site at www.RunPro.com has been launched
to assist promising distance runners make the transition from collegiate to
professional athletes. The site was created and developed by Team USA
Minnesota with the support of a 2010 Excellence Challenge Grant from USA Track
and content put together by Team USA Minnesota athletes and board members.
A companion four-day camp for selected recent graduates will be held in
Minneapolis in the summer of 2011.
distance runners with a comprehensive overview of what it takes and what is
involved in becoming a professional runner,” said Pat Goodwin, president and
founder of Team USA Minnesota, a distance training center created in 2001 and
based in the Twin Cities.
the sport – from the 800 meters up through the marathon – the U.S. will continue
its re-emergence toward competitive excellence in long distance running both
nationally and internationally.”
training centers, representation (agents), competitions (track, cross country
and the roads), the camp, financial and health support, anti-doping, and USATF,
among other topics. There will also be frequent interviews posted with
runners and others in the distance running field, as well as news and
is collegiate distance runners, coaches and parents/families with secondary
audiences of training centers, current athletes, future runners (high school),
elite recruiters, agents and anyone else interested in the sport of distance
Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in
the United States. The Excellence Challenge Grants support the advancement
of performance excellence in five areas including long distance running.
The 2010 awards were announced last July. Visit www.usatf.org for more information.
of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Formed in 2001, the purpose of the training
center is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance
running and to develop Olympians. The athletes are coached by Dennis
Barker, head cross country and track coach at Augsburg College in
Minneapolis. Team USA Minnesota’s major sponsor is Life Time Fitness (www.lifetimefitness.com) and its
silver sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion (www.mtcmarathon.org). It is also
supported by the New York Road Runners and the USA Distance Project. For
more information, visit the team’s web site at www.teamusaminnesota.org.
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