Training Talk #9: Tim Broe

By LetsRun.com
June 22, 2010

After a two month hiatus that allowed us to focus on the end of the collegiate season, LetsRun.com's live Internet radio show, Training Talk, will be back in full force on Wednesday at 5pm EST with our featured guest being 2004 US Olympian and 12-time US champion Tim Broe.

As an athlete, the 33-year old Broe was a 3-time US outdoor champion having won the USA 5,000 title three years in a row (2003-2005). In 2004, he was an Olympic finalist at 5,000. Broe also was an accomplished steeplechaser, an event in which he won the 2000 NCAA title while at Alabama. Additionally, Broe was a 3-time US cross country champion at the bastardly 4k distance and achieved PRs of 13:11.77 for 5,000 and 8:14.82 for the steeplechase.  He also at one time held the American record indoors in the 3,000 (7:39.23).

Broe now is moving onto the next phase of his involvement in the world of track and field - as a coach. Broe has been picked to lead a new professional training group that is being set up in New Hampshire by the non-profit organization In the Arena that is going to be situated in New Hampshire (See the press release below).

We'll spend an hour or so with Broe, who has been a favorite of LetsRun.com's since our earliest days, on Wednesday talking about his career, his coaching philosophy and the new training group.

We hope you decide to listen to the show live on Wednesday. Please feel free to email us your questions ahead of time or call into the shoe via the talkshoe.com software.  *Discuss Tim's Appearance Here


ITA NH Track Club Announcement  
In the Arena (ITA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging the talent and wisdom of elite athletes to effect positive change in under-served youths, is pleased to announce a substantial expansion of its programming in the form of the establishment of an elite track club in New Hampshire in the fall of 2010. The team will comprise a handful of the US’s most talented post-collegiate runners, particularly those focused on the distances between 1500m and 10k, including the 3000m steeplechase. The club will be coached by 2004 Olympian, 12-time National Champion and former American record holder Tim Broe. Tim will be mentored and assisted occasionally by ITA Board Member Jeff Johnson, who has coached athletes of all ages and abilities since 1968, including his tenure as the founding coach of the Nike Farm Team. The club, its staff, and its Board of Directors are being advised by Georgetown Hall of Fame coach, former Oregon Track Club (OTC) head coach and current NY-based elite coach Frank Gagliano. The team will be based in the Connecticut River’s Upper Valley, which encompasses the college town of Hanover, New Hampshire plus other towns in that state and Vermont; and coaches and athletes will spend winters in a warmer East Coast climate of the head coach’s choosing.
 
In keeping with ITA’s founding principles, the elite team members will be expected to participate in organized community events that aim to introduce local and national youths to an appreciation and understanding of the short- and long-term merits of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices; and in exchange, team members will receive coaching, access to training facilities, a housing allowance, a living stipend, equipment, health insurance and training- and competition-related expenses. It’s the hope of the coaches, advisors and founders of the In the Arena New Hampshire Club (ITA NH) that the establishment of a residential elite team in the Northeast –one that is focused on doing both well and good –will broaden the range of opportunities for those talented post-collegiate athletes who are invested in making future US Olympic Teams.
 
Please be in touch with head coach Tim Broe at [email protected]  If you’re interested in being considered for the ITA NH Team; or please be in touch with Amory Rowe at amory@in-the-arena.org. If you have any non-athlete specific questions about the ITA NH Club or ITA in general.

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