Justin Thomas, Distance Coach
Coach Thomas brings over twenty-five years of competitive running experience and a decade of coaching experience to the Ashtabula County Track & Field Team. This will be his second year coaching distance for the ACTF program.
Over his career, he has posted some pretty impressive times. Here is his PR list:
- 5k (3.1 miles) – 16:25
- Half Marathon (13.1 miles) – 1:16:30
- Full Marathon (26.2 miles) – 2:39:22
While distance is clearly his specialty, Coach Thomas has also competed in several mid-distance events including the 400m and 800m dash. His favorite running memory is competing in the Boston Marathon in 2015 and finishing in the top 1%! He also competed in a 200 mile team relay and finished in the top 3.
When he is not working with the youth at ACTF, he enjoys competing with TEAM Nieset (competitive running team) and spending time with his wife & five children.