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September 29, 2008

Haille Gebreselassie - The Best Distance Runner of Our Time

Written by Coach Tom McGlynn


Just a quick post to let you know that I will officially go out on a limb and say that Haille G. is the best runner of our time and quite possible all-time. Gebreselassie broke the World Record in the Marathon yesterday and became the first person to average 4:43/Mile for 26.2 consecutive miles.

This is crazy fast and my hat’s off to Haille who has run another race that I couldn’t even imagine.

He is simply awesome.


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Coach Tom McGlynn

Coach Tom McGlynn

Tom started runcoach in 2002. His main objective was to equip more runners with the successful training philosophies he was exposed to. In 2007 Tom and the team found a way to make our proven training more widely available through the new online resource

Tom has qualified for the Olympic Trials Marathon three times (2000 ’04 and ’08). He trained under legendary coach Harry Groves at Penn State and graduated in 1996. Tom ran with the Nike Farm Team and Coaches Jeff Johnson, Vin Lananna, Jack Daniels and Ray Appenheimer from 1996-2004. From 2004-2006 Tom served as Assistant Distance Coach to Frank Gagliano for the Nike Farm Team.

Through runcoach Tom has helped thousands of runners set new PR’s. He has trained Marathoners ranging from 2:15 to 8:15 and remains convinced that anyone can improve their running with the right approach.

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