Terrence Mahon To Coach B.A.A. High Performance Group
New program will bring selected runners to
– Terrence Mahon has joined the Boston Athletic Association to lead and
coach a high performance
distance running initiative for the organization. The club will
continue to be sponsored and supported by adidas, which has been the
club’s sponsor since 1992. adidas has been the athletic footwear and
apparel sponsor of the Boston Marathon, the B.A.A.’s premier
event, since 1989.
Mahon is considered a top middle distance and distance running coach, and he is credited with having
developed or coached eight Olympians since 2005.
began his coaching career in 2003 with renowned endurance coach Joe
Vigil serving as a mentor to
Mahon. In 2003 and 2004,
Mahon offered private coaching under his company Spiridon Running, LLC,
prior to taking charge of Team Running USA, the elite group which would
later become the Mammoth Track Club. Most recently,
Mahon was employed by UK Athletics in
England, where he served as Lead Endurance Coach.
At the B.A.A.,
Mahon will work with Michael Pieroni to create a high performance running program consisting of
Mahon will recruit and coach the high performance athletes, and Pieroni will continue to be the director of the entire club.
Mahon, along with the athletes who will comprise the high performance group, will be based in
Boston. Club members will compete under the B.A.A. name and affiliation.
B.A.A. has a rich history of athletic excellence, both in terms of
events and club membership, and I look forward to developing the next
generation of top Americans who will
compete wearing the Unicorn,” said Mahon. “The athletes who will run
for the B.A.A. in this program will represent one of this country’s
oldest and most prestigious running clubs, and our group
will be the newest contributor to the already strong legacy of running
Mahon officially begins with the B.A.A. in October, and the program will launch shortly thereafter.
It is anticipated that the first athletes will join the club by January 2014.
B.A.A. is committed to supporting running for both participation and
performance, and we are pleased to introduce this program which will
provide opportunities at the highest
level of our sport,” said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director.
“Terrence, our new athletes and this program reaffirm our mission to
promote the sport. This performance group will focus on elite
the program, we will inspire up-and-coming runners both locally and
nationally. We also hope that these athletes will serve to inspire an
increased community focus on the benefits of fitness for everyone.”
who become part of the program will receive a range of benefits as the
club seeks to develop Americans into top runners at several distances.
Athletes will compete in track
and field or in road races, and Mahon aspires to have club athletes
compete in national championships, the U.S. Olympic Trials, the IAAF
World Championships and the Olympic Games.