My name is John Hopple and welcome to TheRunnersguide.com. I have been running for over 20 years. I ran track and cross country in high school and then went on to be a four time All-American while attending Malone College. After college I competed as a post-collegiate athlete and coached at the high school and college level. I have been very fortunate to be coached and associated with many top coaches in the country. Which includes my college coach Jack Hazen and Joe Vigil who coached 2 Olympic medalists in the 2004 Olympic Games. I have run a 4:09 mile, 29:35 10k and a 2:42 marathon. Currently I am being coached by Matt Woods and training for the masters ranks. I am married and have 2 children who enjoy going to races. I will be sharing marathon training tips to help you with your next marathon.