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RUNNER COACHING ONLINE

FRED AND DEB TORNEDEN

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ABOUT THE COACHES

Are you looking for more guidance and accountability for better running?

We are accomplished national champion and world record holder runners and coaches with the expertise to guide dedicated runners of any age group.

We offer personal virtual consultations and individualized training programs customized to the needs of the athlete.

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FRED TORNEDEN

Collegiate Career

-Repeat winner of the Jayhawk Conference 5000m run at Butler Community College

-Four-time NAIA All-American and National Indoor track 3-mile champion at Ft Hays State

-National NAIA runner-up 26.2 mile marathon in debut race

-Inducted into the Ft. Hays State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002

Marathon Career 

-In 1982, set the record for the fastest marathon ever run in Kansas, which still stands (2:18:08) 

-Won the 1984 Twin Cities Marathon

     -Personal best of 2:11:35

     -Posted second best time by an American that year

-Set the American record for 20 miles

-Won 1984 Hospital Hill half-marathon (1:05:14)

-Won Couples Classic 8K in Wichita with a time of 23:27 in 1983

-Selected to a U.S. National Team to compete in the 1985 World Cup Marathon in Hiroshima, Japan

Coaching Career

-Volunteer Coach University of Texas in Austin (1988-1990)

     -Women's cross country/track and field programs

     -Won a NCAA National Indoor track & field team title in 1990

-Head Coach Butler Community College (7 years)

     -Coached 20 individuals to NJCAA national championships

     -Coached Melvin Lister (two-time U.S. Olympian in the triple jump and long jump)

     -Won four national distance relay titles

     -Holds current National Outdoor meet record for the 4x800m relay (7:20.48) set in 1999

     -Won NJCAA National Cross Country team title in 1995

     -Named National Coach of the Year (1995) 

 

Master Class Career

-Resumed racing in 2017 after 30-year hiatus from competition

-Six-time Kansas Runner of the Year 

-2023 USATF Masters Road Mile National Champion (65-69 age group) (5:19)

-2023 USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field 5000m National Champion (65-69 age group) 

-2024 USATF Masters Indoor Track and Field 4x800m National Champions (65+) (New World Record)

DEB TORNEDEN

Collegiate Career

-Competed for Kansas State University 800m, 1500m and 3000m

-Four-time NCAA All-American

-Won eight Big 8 conference individual titles

-Named the Most Outstanding Performer at the Big 8 Indoor track and field championships (1984)

-Holds the current K-State school records for

     -Indoor mile (4:39.06)

     -Outdoor 3000m (9:09.60)

-Inducted into the Kansas State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004

Post-Collegiate Career

-Placed sixth at the 1984 U.S. National Track and Field Championships in the 1500m run (4:12.94)

-Qualified for the Olympic Trials on the track in 1984

-Qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials in 1992, 1996 and 2000

-Selected to three U.S. National Teams

     -1992 Seoul Korea Road Relay

     -1994 Beijing China International Ekiden (marathon relay)

     -1995 World Cup Marathon in Athens, Greece

Coaching Career

-Assistant Coach - Butler Community College

-Six top three national team finishes in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field

Master Class Career

-2013 USATF Masters 5k and 2014 half-marathon road races National Runner-up (50-54 age group) 

-2015 USATF Masters 15K Road Race Overall National Champion   

-Overall Winner Bill Snyder Half-Marathon (1:30:15) at age 57 in 2017

-Manhattan Ave mile road race 5:37 at age 58 in 2018

​-Seven-time Kansas Runner of the Year (holds 23 Kansas road racing age group records)

-2023 USATF Masters Indoor Track and Field 1500m National Champion (60-64 age group) 

-2024 USATF Masters Indoor Track and Field 4x800m National Champions (60+) (New World Record)

Proud mom of two grown sons (Kyle and Myles)

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