Coach Arslan

Coach Alex Arslan  is a USA Track and Field Level 1 certified coach. He started off his athletic career as a soccer player. After falling just short of playing professionally he began running, and within his first few months he saw marked improvement. At the start of college Alex joined the Hunter College Cross Country and Track & Field teams. In his very first season he helped lead the team to a  cross-country championship.

Since then Coach Arslan has accomplished a number of impressive personal bests, including a half-marathon time of 1:10.13 in 2013. His long term goal is to attain the Olympic B standard in the half-marathon at a time of 1:05:00 by 2016.

Alex currently works at JackRabbit Sports as the Assistant Store Manager and Form Clinic Instructor. He considers himself an “extreme running shoe geek.” He has helped create training plans for, The Dashing Whippets, a New York City based running club. In respect to his training philosophy he considers himself a “modern day Arthur Lydiard,” as he believes in a long term approach to developing athletes with a heavy focus on aerobic condition.

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