Past Guests of Go the Distance Running School


Joe Vigil, PhD

  • National and International Coach
  • Olympic Coach
  • 20 National Team Championships
  • 10 Hall of Fame Awards
  • 14 Time Collegiate National Coach of the Year
  • USOC "Jim Councilman" Coach of the Year - 2005
  • Team Running USA Coach

Vin Lananna

  • 2004 US Olympic Track Coach
  • Track and Cross Country Coach at University of Oregon (2007 and 2008 NCAA Cross Country National Champions)
  • Former Coach at Stanford University (Six NCAA Championships in CC and Track)

Paul McMullen

  • 1996 US Olympic Team (19th in world) 1995 and 2001 World Championship Team (10th in World both times)
  • 1990 Michigan State 1,600m Champion
  • Eight time All-American at Eastern Michigan University, All-MAC in both Cross Country and Track
  • Ranked #1 in US at 1,500m (1996 and 2001)
  • Personal Bests:  800m - 1:45.71  1,500m - 3:33.89  Mile - 3:54.3  5,000m - 13:58.71

Clint Verran

  • Twice finished top 12 at Olympic Marathon Trials - alternate for US Olympic Team in marathon 2004
  • All-MAC numerous times in both Cross Country and Track at Eastern Michigan University
  • Finished 10th overall in 2006 Boston Marathon
  • Currently competes and trains with the Hanson's Olympic Distance Project in Michigan
  • Personal Bests:  Mile - 4:06.79  5,000m - 13:51  Marathon - 2:14:17

Jeff Campbell

  • Former member of Hanson's Olympic Distance Project
  • Member of several US National Teams - ran personal best (64:23) at World Half-Marathon Championships
  • Fifth place finisher at 2002 US National Cross Country Championships

Keith and Kevin Hanson

  • Coaches of the Brooks-Hanson Olympic Distance Program in Michigan
  • Coaches of numerous national caliber athletes
  • College and High School coaching experience

Sid Sink

  • Former American Record Holder at 3,000m Steeplechase
  • Ten time All-American in Cross Country and Track at Bowling Green State University
  • Four time NCAA Division I Champion in Track, Six time MAC Champion in Cross Country and Track

Todd Black

  • 2-time Olympic Trials finalist at 800m
  • All-MAC in Cross Country and Track at Bowling Green State University
  • Currently coaches track and cross country at Toledo St. John's Jesuit High School
  • Personal Bests:  800m - 1:46.00  1,500m - 3:42  5,000m - 14:51

Rachel Kinsman

  • 2-time State Cross Country Champ
  • 4-time State 1600m and 3200m Champ (Archbold High School)
  • 7-time All-American at Auburn University
  • Currently runs for New Balance
  • 2000 Olympic Trials Qualifier:5,000m and 10,000m
  • 2004 Olympic Trials Qualifier: Marathon
  • Personal Bests:  800m - 2:07  1,500m - 4:14  3,000m - 9:08  5,000m - 15:38  10,000m - 32:36  Marathon - 2:37:51

Briana Shook

  • 2-time State 1,600m Champ, 2-time State 3,200m Champ, Set State Record in 3,200m as a sophomore
  • Multi-time All-MAC in both Cross Country and Track at the University of Toledo
  • NCAA Cross Country Championship Qualifier (Div. I)
  • Former American Record Holder: 3,000m steeplechase
  • 2003 US Steeplechase Champ
  • 2004 NCAA Championships Qualifier: 3,000m steeplechase, 5,000m, 10,000m

Joe McKown

  • State Cross Country Champ, State 3,200m Champ, State 4 x 800m Champ (Lakota High School)
  • Footlocker Cross Country National Qualifier (placed 23rd in nation)
  • 3,200m Champ at Midwest Meet of Champions, 4-time State Qualifier in both Cross Country and Track
  • All-Big Ten in 1,500m at University of Michigan
  • Fifth man on 5th place team at NCAA Cross Country Championships
  • Personal Bests:
    • High School:  1,600m - 4:17  3,200m - 9:10
    • College:  1,500m - 3:50.2  5,000m - 14:45

Wendy Ordway

  • 3-time All-State Cross Country including Runner-up, 7th in State 1,600m
  • 3-time All-State 3,200m including Runner-up
  • Multi-time All-MAC in both Cross Country and Track at Bowling Green State University
  • NCAA Cross Country Championship Qualifier (Div. I)
  • Currently competes for Dave's Elite Racing Team
  • Personal Bests:  5,000m - 17:19  10,000m - 35:29

Laura Murphy

  • 2-time All-MAC Cross Country, 4-time MAC 1,500m Champ at Bowling Green State University
  • Currently competes for the Hanson's Olympic Development Program in Michigan
  • 1996 Olympic Trials Qualifier: marathon
  • 2000 Olympic Trials Qualifier: marathon
  • Personal Bests:  800m - 2:10  1,500m - 4:25  3,000m - 10:00  5,000m - 17:04  10,000m - 35:28  Marathon - 2:48:04

Lori Larrick

  • 2-time All-State: 6th in State 1,600m, 3rd in 3,200m
  • All-MAC in Cross Country and Track at Eastern Michigan University
  • Currently coaches track and cross country at Bedford (MI) High School
  • Personal Bests:  5,000m - 17:33  10,000m - 36:50  Marathon - 3:16:00

Blake McDowell

  • All-Ohio in Cross Country (1995)
  • 14 time All-MAC in Cross Country and Track at Eastern Michigan University
  • NCAA Division I All-American in Cross Country
  • NCAA Qualifier in 10,000m (twice)
  • Personal Bests:  Mile - 4:13.0  5,000m - 14:16  10,000m - 29:37  Marathon - 2:24:07