Head coach of New England Distance Kurt Benninger sits down with Dr. Michelle Collie to discuss his running career, run coaching, and much more in the latest episode of the #BETTER #FASTER Podcast.
NEDistance.org – Kurt Benninger has been the head coach of the NE Distance Elite Team since 2013. Under his guidance, NE Distance athletes have qualified for and competed at the Olympic Trials, earned multiple Top-10 finishes at USATF Championships, and represented the United States in International competition. Kurt was a standout runner and multiple-time NCAA DI All-American for Notre Dame from 2004-2008, and he still holds the Fighting Irish school records at 3k indoors (7:52.28) and 5k outdoors (13:33.05). After his time at Notre Dame, he pursued a professional career, joining Team Indiana Elite, where he still holds the group records at 1500 (3:38.03) and the mile (3:56.99). After his time with TIE he relocated to Providence, RI to join his wife, American 5k record holder Molly Huddle, who trains under coach Ray Treacy at Providence College. He also is currently a volunteer assistant cross country and track & field coach at Brown University.