For Distance Runners, Coaches and Medical Professionals of All Levels, Ages and Abilities
The Running Summit comes to Seattle as Running Summit West, July 16-17 at Seattle University.
The event will bring together top coaches, scientists, authors, and professionals in the sport to share their expertise:
Dr. Jack Daniels
Called "The World's Best Running Coach" by Runner's World, Jack Daniels is the author of "Daniels' Running Formula" - one of the best selling and most influential coaching books of all time. Daniels is an Olympic medalist, world-famous coach, and renowned exercise scientist. He has coached 8 NCAA Division III National Championship teams, 31 individual national title-holders, and 130 All-Americans. At Running Summit West his topics include coaching High School Cross Country – From Start to Finish, and Marathon Training – Inexperienced to Elite.
Dr. Joe Vigil
The 2015 recipient of USA Track & Field's coveted 'Legend Coach' designation, Joe Vigil is the coach of USA's last two Olympic medalists in the marathon - Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi . His career at Adams State College produced 19 NAIA Team Championships, 87 individual champions, and 425 All-Americans. Named NAIA Coach of the Year 14 times, Vigil's 1992 Adams team won the NAIA Championship by scoring a perfect 15 points – the only cross country team to ever do so in a collegiate national championship competition. Coach Vigil will discuss the principles behind Effective Tapering as well as how to incorporate The Principle of Individual Variability into effective training plans.
Dr. Ross Tucker
Internationally renowned exercise physiologist, author, and consultant to elite sports teams including USA Triathlon, UK Olympic Committee, and the World Series winning 2009/2010 South Africa Sevens, Dr. Ross Tucker is also the founder of The Science of Sport website. The scientific advisor to Virgin Active and Adidas South Africa takes time to discuss the issue of Sex Verification and Hyperandrogenism in Sport and Believe: Alchemy and Doping at the Olympic Games.
Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS
Author of Anatomy for Runners, Jay Dicharry is an internationally recognized physical therapist and sport conditioning expert who blurs the lines between clinical practice, coaching, and engineering to solve injury problems and optimize athletic performance. Currently the director of REP Lab in Bend, OR Jay has played a big part in Linsey Corbin's world-class Ironman performances. Jay consults and teaches for numerous footwear companies, the cycling industry, the US Air Force, USA Track and Field, and USA Triathlon. At Running Summit West, Jay's topics include Beyond the Run - Test and Evaluation to Minimize Injury in Runners and Applied Biomechanics - Optimizing the Body for Performance.