Kim has been running most all of his life. He has run over 50 marathons to date. His Pr’s include 2:23:15 in the marathon, a Master’s Age PR in the marathon of 2:37:28, and a 10K PR of 31:27. In addition to personal experience in running, Kim has had a unique opportunity to learn from the best.
From 1978 – 1986 Kim was coached by the legendary Bill Squires, coach of the Greater Boston Track Club and coach of athletes such as, Dick Beardsley, Greg Meyer, and the young Alberto Salazar. Kim spent the next three years of his running career un Johan Kaggestad, coach of Ingrid Kristiansen & Grete Waitz – Olympic medalist and 9 time winner of the New York City Marathon. To say the least, Kim has had the chance to stand on the shoulders of giants.
Kim has also had the privilege of coaching top athletes himself. In the 90s, Kim coached Bryan Bronson, 400 meter hurdler who made the ’96 Olympic team and was ranked #1 in the world from ’97-’98 and Eric Thomas, 400 meter hurdler who made the 2000 Olympic team and was ranked #7 in the world.
Kim’s interesting occupations include retail management at Nike in the early 80s and marketing and promotions for Runners World. Though Kim has much to be proud of, he considers the last 24 years spent teaching to be the most rewarding.
Rogue is proud to have Kim as part of our community. If we had to sum Kim up, we would simply say he is one of the hardest working, honest, and consistent men we have ever known. This next season, Kim will be using his background and experience as a runner and coach to pioneer Rogue’s first season of Team Rogue in Cedar Park. Don’t miss your chance to learn from one of the best.