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Gordon Collins

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Coach Profile

  • UESCA Ultrarunning certified
  • UESCA Endurance Nutrition certified
Sport(s) Coached
  • Running (marathon or shorter)
  • Ultrarunning
Level of Specialization
  • Intermediate
  • Expert/Advanced
Other Areas of Specialization
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sports Nutrition
Coaching Experience

10+ years

About Gordon

I have been into management and coaching for nearly 25 years in numerous companies large and small. I learned I already had so many great skills required for Ultrarunning. I ran my first ultra at Riverlands 100 in 2019 and that propelled me to victories at Firebird 50k, Destin 100, Outlaw 135, Riverlands 100 (2021), while finishing on the podium in several other distance races and FKT attempts. I became certified as an ultra endurance coach so that I may help others enjoy similar experiences as myself.

Coaching Philosophy

I am a firm believer that running events are thinking athlete events, like chess. Understanding how all the pieces can be used together is key to winning the game. Therefore education is a huge part of my coaching philosophy. I want runners to understand their bodies and mind so they can be best prepared to play on race day (if that is their goal). I aim to accomplish that with self reflection during training as well as teaching athletes how to fit ultra training into our daily chaotic lives.