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Rick Jennings (Coach / Co-Founder)

Rick is a retired Marine Corps Officer with 23 years of service responsible for training, mentoring and coaching hundreds of Marines.  He is a USA Track and Field (USATF) certified coach, and has coached / advised distance runners for 11 years.  He is currently the JSerra Catholic High School boys cross country and track & field distance coach.  Rick has 30+ years of running experience, to include national level competition.  He was a member of the Marine Corps Running Team for 13 years and was the Team Captain on multiple occasions. Rick is currently one of the top masters runners in the United States and is training to qualify for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the marathon.  He has a passion for coaching runners in order to achieve their goals and reach their full potential, while avoiding injury.

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Joe Puleo (Coach / Co-Founder)

Joe  has been coaching distance running and track and field for 28 years. He has been the head coach for men’s and women’s cross country and track and field at Rutgers University at Camden, where he produced 10 Division III All-Americans, including two individual national champions. Simultaneously, Joe spent a decade coaching the Marine Corps running team, where he coached three CISM World Championship teams for the United States Armed Forces (marathon and cross country).  He has also coached U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifiers in both the Marathon and Javelin.  Joe is the co-author of Running Anatomy (Human kinetics 2010) and Running Anatomy 2nd edition (Human Kinetics 2018). He has served on an advisory panel for New Balance and is a frequent contributor to articles that have appeared in Runner’s World and other fitness publications.