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Ventura Running Coach Eileen Cohen

Eileen wanted to do something exciting for the second half of her life.  A marathon sounded like it might be exciting and a challenge.  She decided to join the LA Roadrunner Training Program in August ’94.  She completed her first LA Marathon in 1995 just 2 months shy of her 50th birthday.  She has successfully completed 24 marathons, (10 LA) 4 international marathons in such cities as Dublin, Ireland, Venice, Italy, Vancouver, Canada and the original marathon course in Athens, Greece, where she took third in her age group.  She has qualified for the Boston Marathon several times and ran it in 2003.  Eileen consistently finishes in the top 5% of her age group.

Eileen has been a running coach with a national non-profit organization.  She helped to establish and has been the running coach for the Ventura Roadrunners since its inception in 2002.  She has trained hundreds of runners to complete their first marathon.  People who have trained with Eileen on a consistent basis have crossed the finish line.  She brings her personality and sense of humor into coaching plus hundreds of tips she has learned over the years.  All her runners are well prepared to accomplish the 26.2-mile task on marathon morning.



Ventura Walking Coach Ed Cohen

Los Angeles Marathon XX was Ed’s 18th marathon and his tenth consecutive LA.  His introduction to being a Marathoner was as a spectator in the very rainy 1995 Los Angeles Marathon.  After the race he decided it was easier to be in the race than watch from the sidelines.  He joined LA Roadrunners as a walker in August of ‘95.  Ed race walked the ‘96,’97,’03 and ‘04 L.A. Marathons.  He has also raced internationally having completed marathons in Athens, Greece, Dublin, Ireland, and Venice, Italy.  

Since May 2001 Ed has been the Southern California walking coach for a national non-profit organization as well as the Ventura Roadrunners.  All the walkers he has brought to the start line on race day have successfully completed their marathon; with the majority crossing the finish line between 5 1/2 to – 6 1/2 hours.  Ed’s personality and his understanding of race walking is a plus for Ventura Roadrunners.





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