American Distance Summit Changes Venues

December 06, 2012

2012 ADP American Distance Summit Changes Venue And Adds Award Winning Researcher Dr. Kevin Ford

(High Point, NC) - The fifth edition of the ADP American Distance Summit has changed venues to High Point University in High Point, NC, and has added award winning researcher Dr. Kevin Ford to the already impressive list of presenters.  The Summit will still be held January 5-6, 2013, with High Point only 75-miles northeast of the original host city, Charlotte, NC.

The Summit is excited to welcome Dr. Ford, who has received acclaim for his cutting edge research on injury prevention; and, with HPU's new high tech Biomechanics Lab that includes 24 High-Speed 3D Motion Cameras, an In-Shoe Load Distribution Measurement System, a DEXA Bone Density Scanner, and an Altitude/Climate Chamber, Ford will give the Summit a big science boost.

Joining Dr. Ford with a scientific presentation will be US Olympic Committee's Senior Sports Physiologist Dr. Randy Wilbur who will present on cutting edge research regarding overtraining and prevention of overtraining.

The ADP American Distance Summit is especially excited to welcome legendary coach Frank "Gags" Gagliano who currently coaches the New Jersey/New York Track Club and formerly headed up the resurgent Oregon Track Club. A few of his current and former charges include Olympians Nick Symmonds (800), Jullie Cullie (5k), Erin Donohue (1500), Christian Smith (800) and Nicole Teter (800).

The Summit will also feature Ryan Ponsonby, co-coach of the Austin Track Club alongside coach John Cook. Ponsonby is a brilliant young coach who guided Leonel Manzano to the Silver Medal in the 1500m at the 2012 London Olympics.  Also speaking will be Bart Sessa, the long-time coach at Syosset High School (N.Y.) where his 2005 4x800-meter team won the Penn Relays Championship of America and broke the National High School Indoor Record for that event.

As part of its Coaching Education Program, USA Track & Field has recognized the American Distance Summit as a Level 3 school, granting attendees credit toward their Level 3 certification. For details and to register enjoying the early registration discount, log on to


Big Weekend Of Races For The American Distance Summit

(Colorado Springs, CO) - The ADP sends athletes to a variety of races this weekend including cross country, roads and indoor track.

On Saturday, Brianne Nelson, Mattie Suver, Brandon Birdsong, Sean Brown, Tommy Neal and Robby Young will all represent the adidas/Boulder Running Company team at the USA Club Cross Country Championships in Lexington, KY.

Matt Elliot (Brooks) will compete in the Main Street Crit 8K in Columbia, SC, while Christie (adidas/BRC) and Kenny Foster (AllArmy) will race the Tucson 1/2 Marathon also on Saturday.

Kicking off the weekend will be Anthony Mallory, fresh off his 14:35 road 5k PR, competing in the 1,000-meters at the US Air Force Academy's Holiday Open Indoor Track & Field Meet.


The American Distance Project is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is the development of American distance runners to be internationally competitive. The ADP is located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, taking advantage of incredible training resources in and around Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. The ADP is coached by Renato Canova and Scott Simmons. For more information, visit