Steve Magness

Steve Magness is a runner, coach, exercise physiologist, and a writer. He holds a M.S. from George Mason University in Exercise Science. Magness is the current cross country coach at the University of Houston and coaches professional runners including Jackie Areson (15th at 2013 world championships in the 5k), and multiple time world indoor competitor Sara Hall. In addition, he has worked for Nike, and served as a consultant to numerous Olympic runners and triathletes. He has been a serious runner since the age of 14 and has had numerous running accomplishments ranging from holding the Texas High School mile record (4:01.02), to qualifying for NCAA nationals. His writing include work for Running Times, Competitor magazine, and Runner's World, IAAF's New Studies in Athletics, and numerous other publications. Additionally, he maintains the popular running website www.ScienceofRunning.com