Nicholas A. Stanko
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Nicholas A. Stanko   Ann Arbor Running Company


Ann Arbor, MI
United States



Sport Types

Running, Cyclocross, Duathlon, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


Whether you are a beginner, novice, or expert, personalized coaching will help you reach your full potential. Every athlete has a predetermined genetic athletic potential. Regardless of your finishing time the goal of athletics should be to become the best you can become. The road to success is not a straight line. In the end good/smart training boils down to stress and rest. Each athlete needs a different amount to reach his or her potential and as your coach I will help you find the right mix.

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Growing up in Michigan I enjoyed competing in a variety of sports. In high school my running started to take off and that became my primary sport. After H.S. I competed in cross-country/track at the University of Michigan from 1999-2004. After college I moved up to the marathon in the fall of 2004. From 2004 to 2012 I competed while representing Brooks in road races and various US National Championships from the mile to the marathon, with my best races happening around the ½ marathon distance. Highlights on the roads were two US Olympic Marathon Trials (2007, 2012) and a win at the Detroit Free-Press Marathon (2009). By 2012 my road times were down to 49:14 for 10-miles, 1:04:01 for a ½ marathon, 1:17:36 for 25k and 2:19:37 for the marathon. Running injuries started to take their toll in 2012 and I was cross-training a good deal so I decided to give triathlon a “tri”. I had done one triathlon in high school and one in college for fun, so I had a little experience. In the summer of 2012 I earned my professional/elite USAT triathlon status and competed for one year in triathlons up to the full ironman distance. By the time of my last triathlon in the fall of 2013 I had my full ironman time down to 10:09:56, 70.3 down to 4:07:09 and Olympic distance down to 1:55:41. Currently I enjoy staying active with running and cycling. When time allows I love squeezing in a gravel or CX bike race, going after a local Strava segment or other random adventure that test my limits.


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1458 Covington Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
United States