The new Boston-based training group will be made up of elite level U.S. athletes.
Terrence Mahon, who recently left his position as distance running coach of UK Athletics, has joined the Boston Athletic Association to coach a yet-to-be-formed high-performance group of distance runners, the organization announced today in a press release.
“The B.A.A. is committed to supporting running for both participation and performance, and we are pleased to introduce this program which will provide opportunities at the highest level of our sport,” Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director, said in the press release. “Terrence, our new athletes and this program reaffirm our mission to promote the sport. This performance group will focus on elite competition; through the program, we will inspire up-and-coming runners both locally and nationally. We also hope that these athletes will serve to inspire an increased community focus on the benefits of fitness for everyone.”
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Mahon has been coaching since 2003, which included a long stint with Team Running USA/Mammoth Track Club, a group which included the likes of Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor, U.S. half-marathon record holder Ryan Hall, his wife Sara, steeplechase Olympian Anna Pierce, Morgan Uceny, U.S. 50K record holder Josh Cox, Irish Olympian Alistair Cragg and Mahon’s wife, Olympian Jen Rhines, amongst others. He took the reigns of UK Athletics last year, but announced last week that he was leaving the organization,
Under the direction of B.A.A. club director Michael Pieroni, Mahon will recruit and coach the high-performance athletes, who will represent the B.A.A. in competition. adidas, which has been the club’s sponsor since 1992, as well as the official footwear and apparel sponsor since 1989, will continue to support the club, including athletes who are a part of this new initiative. Mahon’s aim is to develop athletes who will compete at the national and international levels.
“The B.A.A. has a rich history of athletic excellence, both in terms of events and club membership, and I look forward to developing the next generation of top Americans who will compete wearing the Unicorn,” said Mahon. “The athletes who will run for the B.A.A. in this program will represent one of this country’s oldest and most prestigious running clubs, and our group will be the newest contributor to the already strong legacy of running in Boston.”