At LetsRun.com our goal is provide the best coverage of professional running and track and field in the world. Our staff and contributors below help make LetsRun.com the #1 destination for running aficionados throughout the world.
Robert Johnson – a co-founder of the site, Rojo is a graduate of Princeton University where he roomed with Running With The Buffaloes author Chris Lear and 3:38 1500 runner Scott Anderson. As a runner, Rojo went from being frustrated and often injured to nearly making the Olympic Marathon Trials (2:23:13 marathon pb). He also helped pace Catherine Ndereba to the World Record at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2001. As a coach, Rojo built a long-distance powerhouse at Cornell University during his ten years there (2002-2012). Johnson, who was named as one “The 50 Most Influential People in Running” by Runner’s World in 2015, now lives with his wife and dog in Baltimore, MD.
Steve Soprano – sometimes referred to as Employee 1.1, Steve competed in college at Cornell and then trained in Flagstaff, AZ. He has a half-marathon PB of 67:53 and dreams of making the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trails. He’s left the high-altitude environment of Flagstaff and now lives in Virginia.
John Kellogg – the training guru at LetsRun.com and simply the World’s Best Running Coach. He has had success with all types of runners from high school, to college, to top ranked US runners.
Emory Mort – affectionately referred to as Employee #1 on the message boards, Emory was a qualifier for the US National Championships in the steeplechase.
Jonathan Gault – a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he ran against Rojo’s Cornell teams, Jonathan owns a 10,000-meter personal best of 29:43. He earned a master’s in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2014 and joined LetsRun.com shortly after graduating. He lives in Boston.
Weldon Johnson– a co-founder of the site who went from being an obscure runner to the cusp of making the US Olympic team, Weldon (aka Wejo) is a 28:06 10k runner who paced Paula Radcliffe to a world record in the marathon at Chicago in 2002.
Ethiopia: Teferi Debebe – Teferi has gone behind the scenes to give LetsRun.com fans exclusive coverage of the Ethiopian athletics scene. Many of the worlds best runners are Ethiopian and we’re glad to finally now have behind the scenes access.
Guest Contributors: From time to time, we rely on guest contributors to give us glimpses of the running world that we can not reach with our own regular coverage. From Paul Norton’s dispatches from Kenya, to PJ Browne’s musings from Ireland, our guest articles round out our coverage of the sport. If you feel you have an article our viewers would like to see, please email us.
(Updated October 7, 2015)
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