Running Coach Innovator and Former Salazar Colleague Steve Magness

Anti-doping; science of running, training innovations

We’re all about courage and innovation on this show and for this week’s guest we’ve got a great example – running coach Steve Magness.
Steve is currently Head Cross Country Coach at the University of Houston and writer of the provocative book and blog, both called The Science of Running as well as the podcast Magness and Marcus on Coaching.
Some listeners might recognize Steve’s name from the currently unfolding investigation into whether Alberto Salazar engaged in illegal performance enhancing activities as head of the ultra elite distance running group the Nike Oregon Project. Steve was an assistant coach there from 2011 to 2012 and has been a key source in the allegations against Salazar.

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Topics: Running coach, cross-country, anti-doping, innnovation, sciencce of running, sports science, University of Houston, Steve Magness, Nike Oregon Project, Alberto Salazar, Galen Rupp, Mo Farah