Thursday, September 13, 2012

American Distance Project News September 13, 2012


September 13, 2012

Busy Weekend Of Racing On Tap For American Distance Project Athletes With US 5k Champs, Philly 1/2 and Cow Harbor 10k

(Colorado Springs, CO) - The American Distance Project heads into the weekend with three big races on tap.

Saturday's 35th Great Cow Harbor 10k in North Port Village, NY on the Long Island Sound will feature Alisha Williams (adidas/BRC), Adrian Neal (adidas/BRC),
Stephanie Bylander (adidas/BRC),
Tommy Neal (adidas/BRC), and Matt Levassiur (adidas/BRC). Williams is the ADP's top returner with her 3rd place finish in 2011.

Sunday will see ADP athletes at both the US 5k Championships hosted by the CVS Caremart Downtown 5k in Providence, RI, and the Philadelphia Half Marathon. In the US 5k Championships, Robert Cheseret (US Army/WCAP) will be looking to reclaim his US national title from 2010 after finishing 3rd in 2011. Cheseret, who will be joined by Anthony Mallory, proved fitness by finishing 5th at the US 20k the week prior.

Wendy Thomas (adidas/BRC), who enjoyed a breakthrough Olympic Trials Marathon Trials qualifier in Philadelphia last year, will be joined in the half marathon by teammates Mattie Suver (Brooks) and Kenny Foster (adidas/BRC/All-Army).


ADP Online Bookstore & Free Library Features Instructional Videos, Coaching Books & DVDs Including:

New 2012 ADP Distance Summit DVDs Now Available With Canova, Magness & Dicharry

Over 10 hours of footage from the 2012 edition of the Distance Summit is now available featuring world reknown coach Renato Canova, Alberto Salazar's former assistant Steve Magness and biomechanical expert physical therapist Jay Dicharry. The 6 DVD set records presentations from the trio including Canova's two part Training To Run The Mile; Magness's Training For The 5k and Applying Science To Running; and Dicharry's two part Improving Running With Strength, Mobility and Glide. Plus Two bonus DVDs! Shawn Martin's Developing A High School Program and Mark Hadley's Developing Young Distance Runners.

DVDs can be purchased on the American Distance Project's website at:


ADP Book CANOVATHON: Conversations With Renato Canova, Master Distance Coach Released

(Colorado Springs, CO) - The American Distance Project released a new book, CANOVATHON: Conversations With Renato Canova, Master Distance Coach. The 132-page book is the first to detail the philosophies and coaching theories of Renato Canova in his own words. The book actually transcribes five hour-long conversations held between Canova and other well known coaches, including legendary distance coach Dr. Joe Vigil and Olympic swimming coach David Marsh.

Canova, recognized as one of the best distance coaches in the world, details his approach to marathon training which has led to both World and Olympic medals, as well as the second fastest marathon and the fastest marathon debut in Moses Mosop's 2011 2:03:06 at Boston.

Filled with candor and humor, the words of Canova portray a coach who cares deeply for the sport of distance running and who cares even more deeply for the athletes that he coaches. In total, Canova has coached over 32 athletes who have posted personal bests better than American Records in events ranging from 800-meters up to the marathon.

The conversational format of the book helps to clarify and simply Canova's philosophies, making the book a must read
for every coach, fan and athlete.

Orders for the book, along with DVDs and other books including Take The Lead: A Revolutionary Approach To Coaching Cross Country, can now be made online at the American Distance Project's DVD, Bookstore & Free Library at

The American Distance Project is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is the development of American distance runners to be internationally competitive. The ADP is located on the front range of the Rocky Mountains, taking advantage of incredible training resources in and around Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. The ADP is coached by Renato Canova and Scott Simmons. For more information, visit


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