Chicago, IL , United States



Sport Types
  • Running
  • 1-on-1 Coaching
  • Consultations
  • Local Coaching
  • Remote Coaching
  • Training Camps
Meet Your Coach
Ben Dicke
Ben Dicke
Chicago, IL United States
Coach Bio

My primary passion as a runner and a coach are ultra marathons, especially the 100 mile distance. Using proven methods, I have helped athletes prepare for and cross finish lines at ultras including the Western States 100, Leadville Trail 100, Bighorn 100, Vermont 100, Old Dominion 100, Wasatch 100, Javelina 100, alongside a host of races at 50k, 50 mile, and 100k distances.I have coached athletes to PRs at numerous marathons including New York City, Chicago, and Boston.

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Coaching Philosophy

Every athlete is a unique individual. And every athlete will benefit from an individualized training plan. An athlete’s uniqueness involves not only their genetic composition but also their personal history. That history will include the more obvious: current physical build, years of athletic training and competition, past injuries, diet, etc. Factors may also include data that is more covert such as: locations where the individual has lived, life stressors, personal drive, and numerous others. My training plans are designed to give athletes the tools to achieve goals and milestones within a proven system that accounts for an individual’s work/life/family obligations.


Ultra Running
Trail Running
Mountain Running
Marathons on Road and Trail


Jack Daniels’ VDOT2 Run Coaching Certification
UESCA Ultrarunning Coach Certification

Athletic History

14x One Hundred Mile Finisher
4x Leadville 100 Finisher
20x Marathon Finisher

Additional Information

10 Year Coach and Volunteer - Back on My Feet
Active Member - Chicago Area Runner’s Assocation

Preferred Athlete Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chicago, IL
United States