This piece first appeared in the July issue of Competitor Magazine.
Written by: T.J. Murphy
Hansons-Brooks Distance Project coach Keith Hanson offers advice to the citizen 5K runner out to break a personal record. Knowing your current 5K race pace is essential to plotting interval workouts.
Partnered with his brother, Kevin Hanson, Keith is one of the coaches supervising the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, a Michigan-based program that seeks to develop Olympic-caliber running talent. With marquee athlete Desiree Davila posting the third-fastest marathon by an American woman in Boston this year, and two-time USA 25K champion and now-retired Brian Sell, who finished 22nd at the Beijing Olympic Marathon, the Hanson brothers have rapidly put Michigan on the map in the distance running world. The brothers also own and manage four running shoe stores in the Detroit metropolitan area. www.hansons-running.com.