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Gagliano Starts New Training Group

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 24, 2010

Longtime Nike coach now developing middle-distance runners on the East Coast.

Frank Gagliano, who is best known for guiding the Nike Farm Team in Palo Alto, California and later the Oregon Track Club Elite team in Eugene, Oregon, has recently formed a yet-to-be-named post-collegiate training group based out of Rutgers Universty in New jersey.

The man widely known in track & field circles as “Gags” has pulled together a talented group of athletes, including top American 800 and 1,500-meter runner Erin Donahue and steeplechaser Delilah DeCrescenzo, along with recent Seton Hall alum Rob Novak, a middle-distance specialist, and former Providence College mile standout Max Smith.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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