garycohenrunning

Apopka, FL

About Me

Gary Cohen is an enthusiast for the sport of running. He has been a top runner for over 36 years with personal bests of 4:00 for 1500m, 9:14 for 2 miles, 14:44 for 5k, 30:28 for 10k, 46:49 for 15k, 1:08:13 for a half marathon and a 2:22:34 marathon. In 2008 he was the Grandmaster Champion at the Disney Marathon, Tampa Half Marathon and Orlando

Discussion Posts

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8 years ago Article Comment: Florida Entries in New Balance Indoor Nationals
Tyler really ran well at the FlRunners Primetime meet - will be interesting o see what he can run...
8 years ago Interview–Don Gehrmann–1948 Olympics 7th 1500m; 4-time Wisc State HS champ
My March interview is with one of the greatest mile champions in U.S. history, 83 year old Don Ge...
8 years ago FlRunners Primetime Coaches 4x100m Relay
If you weren't there at the meet you missed some great action including the coaches 4x100m relay....
9 years ago Jenny Barringer Interview
My monthly May interview is with Jenny Barringer, AR Steeple of 9:12.50, 3:59.90 1500m PR and mul...
9 years ago Jenny Barringer Interview
My monthly May interview is with Jenny Barringer, AR Steeple of 9:12.50, multiple NCAA champ at C...
9 years ago How many sub 5:00 1600s does your team have?
In 1978 Titusville Astronaut had seven sub-4:30 in the MILE led by two-time 3A State champ Doug O...
9 years ago Interview with Jenny Barringer - New Balance, Colorado and Oviedo High School Star
Gary Cohen A wide-ranging interview with Olympic Steeplechaser and American Record Holder Jenny B...
9 years ago Article Comment: 2A State Meet Highlights
Agreed about the FHSAA needing to clarify the 'State Records.' But the official 100m record at ...
9 years ago Bill Rodgers in Sarasota
If you high school runners would like to know more about Bill Rodgers, I did a 2 1/2 hour phone i...
9 years ago Bring Back the Mile!!!
I think that the general premise behind this topic has been missed by some respondents. The prem...
9 years ago OFFICIAL rules for "dropping" events
The declaration of intent would be a perfect solution as it allows for a team to get the points y...
9 years ago Bring Back the Mile!!!
Yes, it would be more practical and in step with the rest of the world to change from 1600m/3200m...
9 years ago OFFICIAL rules for "dropping" events
In my opinion it is okay to do this at the District meet, but very unsportsmanlike for a runner t...
9 years ago Bring Back the Mile!!!
There is something missing from track and field that both competitors need as a goal and casual f...
9 years ago Angela Bizzarri D1 3Indoor Champ
Angela did a great phone interview with me in December that focuses on her NCAA X-C victory, but ...
9 years ago Article Comment: Brent Haley Interview, Part 1: A History Lesson
After Jason and I met with Coach Haley for this interview, I transcribed it and followed up via p...
9 years ago Interview - Dave Wottle, 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist
Each month I conduct an in-depth interview and this month I interview 1972 Olympic 800 meter Gold...
9 years ago Runner-Coach Conflicts
Recently in church I heard a great sermon on conflict including identification of it and resolvin...
9 years ago Article Comment: 1979 XC Co-National Champs: Astronaut and Largo
Jason, thanks for a great article. My brothers, Randy and Doug, ran for the Astronaut War Eagles...
9 years ago Article Comment: All-Decade Team: Moise Joseph
Jason - great to see this interview with Moise. Race results are always enjoyable to peruse, bu...
9 years ago Sacrifices we make as runners
We can do our running and still be there for family time - it usually just means running early. ...
9 years ago Interview - Angela Bizzarri, 2009 NCAA X-C Champ from the Univ. of Illinois
2010 kicks off with another great interview at garycohenrunning that will provide good insights f...
9 years ago Interview - NCAA X-C Champ Angela Bizzarri (8-time Ohio HS State Champ from Mason)
2010 kicks off with another great interview at garycohenrunning that will provide good insights f...
9 years ago Interview with NCAA Cross Country Champ Angela Bizzarri
2010 kicks off with another great interview at garycohenrunning that will provide good insights f...
9 years ago Stop being a roadrace BANDIT!
Here's an article i wrote on my website back in April on this subject: Most of us decide to en...
9 years ago Bill Rogers training log!!!!!!!!!!!
Some very cool info. Bob Hodge has posted previous yeare of Bill's logs as well. I did a nice in...
9 years ago State Meet Announcing
There was a year around 1967 or 1968 at the NCAA Cross-Country meet where Oregon was awarded the ...
9 years ago Meet Comment: GMAC Championship 2009
I'm disappointed to see that my alma mater, Miami Carol City HS, didn't even field a team. It w...
9 years ago Running on Mill Creek Park trails in Youngstown
I was recently visiting from Florida and had the pleasure of running with Jim Ferraro of Second S...
9 years ago Greatest kick ever?
Vary cool watching that Dave Wottle video again... I didn't know he was from Canton, Ohio. I'm ...
9 years ago Greatest kick ever?
Couldn't really see much in this video... though the announcer was good... Keith Brantly said...
9 years ago 1,000 MILE SUMMERS
It isn't typically the facts that you haven't been running for a long time, you are a teenager or...
9 years ago Coach Brent Haley Interview - In written form with more info
I know many of you have enjoyed the multi-part interview of retired Largo's Coach Brent Haley whi...
9 years ago Ansley turns one year old!
Congrats and 'happy birthday!' Please resist the urge to have her sleep in one of those tents t...
9 years ago 4a rankings
Disregard the previous post... forgot Oviedo dropped to 3A.. Daniel Schmidt is 12th
9 years ago 4a rankings
Are strong individuals on weak teams being overlooked? Daniel Schmidt of Oviedo has improved ea...
9 years ago Hoover AL!!! 2nd at Mountain Dew and 1st at Astronaut
If they are high mileage runners, then back-to-back races shouldn't hurt them, but not as a stead...
9 years ago Nutritional Smoothies for Runners
Herb... now I know your secret! I must get away from the traditional smoothies and use this oth...
9 years ago Virtual meet question?
I'm sure you'll be up until 4:15 a.m. tonight working on it Jason! That is an interesting concep...
9 years ago Cross Country History Question
That South Plantation team also had Jim Wilson. I believe he ran 4:16 and 9:23 on a double in 197...
9 years ago Nutritional Smoothies for Runners
Runners often neglect their nutrition which can contribute to slower recovery from hard training ...
9 years ago "You run the first 1/2 with your brains and the 2nd 1/2 with your guts."
It was exciting to chat with Coach Haley and listen to his wisdom. I didn't know the man back in...
9 years ago Boy's 5k All-Time
I agree that the high mileage and competitiveness of the md-1970s led to amazing times. Everyon...
9 years ago Sad Day...
Yep... Herb... there's a new sheriff in Tallahassee... and it's not Bobby Bowden... it's Bobb...
9 years ago Article Comment: Brent Haley Interview, Part 1: A History Lesson
Sitting there with Jason and listening... It was amazing how Coach Haley was able to recall so ma...
9 years ago Interview - Bill Rodgers, 4-time Boston & New York City Marathon Champ
Most of you who come to this site are cross country and track participants and coaches and can be...
9 years ago Cross Country races in the Miami-Dade area
Okay... here is a 'blast from the past'... when I ran cross country at Miami Carol City back in...
9 years ago 5K is not 3.1
This is an interesting topic not just because of the extra 36 feet, but due to the impossibility ...
9 years ago Cooling Off After Running
With fall cross country practices kicking into high gear it is important to remember the effects ...
9 years ago Funniest Most exciting moment at World Champs
Some other 'moments'... The surprising win by the 110 meter hurdler from Barbados... The ma...