Training Talk #5: John Cook

March 2, 2010

The fifth addition of's Training Talk will be held this Thursday at 7pm eastern. The featured guest will be John Cook. Cook currently coaches many of the top US pros. His current athletes include world championship 1,500 bronze medallist Shannon Rowbury, three-time US 1,500 champion Treniere Clement, 2008 US Olympian and 3:33 man at 1,500 Leonel Manzano, two-time NCAA 800 champ Jacob Hernandez, and David Torrence.

Previously, Cook worked with Olympians Erin Donohue as well as Shalane Flangan, who cook guided to the bronze medal in the 10,000 at the Beijing games.

Prior to becoming a pro coach, Cook was the men's coach at George Mason University for 19 years. While at GMU, he won the 1996 NCAA indoor title, coached Julius Achon to the collegiate record in the 800 (1:44.55) and coached 1997 world 1,500 champion Abdi Bile.

The Training Talk with John Cook should be full of great information as Cook can talk about the difference in coaching pros and collegians, men and women, mid-d and distance and more. If you have a question you'd like to see us ask Mr. Cook, please email us the question. Please include your hometown as we'll announce your first name and home-town when we ask the question.

If you want to participate in the call by calling in or chatting a question, click here.

For background info on Cook, we recommend reading: *Cook's Ingredients *Interview with John Cook

To listen to past editions of Training Talk, please use the player on the left or click here to see a page with all past guests.


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