Gary Berard is an RRCA and USATF-certified running coach and competitive endurance athlete having competed in countless races. He has recently completed the inaugural Jack Daniels VDOTO2 coaching certification. Whether you’re new to running and looking for someone to help you run your first 5K or an experienced runner looking to better your marathon times – you will be in very professional hands with him.
He is a six-time marathoner with a 2:45:18 personal best and has completed all the US marathon majors (NYC, Boston, Chicago). Gary continues to help lead our JackRabbit Sports NYC Marathon training program and has worked for City Coach since 2008 designing running programs, online, and coaching runners during individual training sessions.
He has been a contributing writer to Runner’s World Magazine, amongst others, and has served as an official NIKE pacer for NYC-area races including the NYC Half Marathon and the Hamptons Marathon. In 2014, he worked as one of our NIKE Pro Elite Services coaches out of the NIKE flagship running store in Manhattan where he led NIKE Run NYC training runs.
Gary is also certified in adult CPR. Follow him on Twitter at @gbrunningcoach.