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Jen Rhines joins us at Run the Coast

Three-time Olympian and two-time Masters record holder Jen Rhines will be our guest speaker during our Run the Coast destination weekend. Jen is a professional runner sponsored by Adidas and her accomplishments are many.

Jen was a five-time NCAA individual champion at Villanova in the 5000 meters (1994, 1995, and 1996), 5000 meters (1995), and cross country (1994).

As a post-collegiate professional runner, Jen won three USA 15K national titles (1998, 2005, 2011), a USA half-marathon championship (2011), and was the USA 10,000 meter champion on the track in 2002. She finished 16th in the 10,000 meter semi-finals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics with a time of 34:08.28. In the 2004 Athens Olympics, she competed in the women’s marathon and finished 34th with a time of 2:43:52.

Jen qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games by placing second in the 5000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials. She finished 14th in the 5000m Beijing final with a time of 16:34.63. Jen won the 2011 USA Half Marathon title, with a time of 1:11:14 in Houston, and she was the first American to finish at the 2011 Carlsbad 5000, coming in third in a time of 15:37 minutes for the 5K.

In 2020, Jen and her husband Terrence Mahon co-founded the Golden Coast Track Club, a rebranding of their former team, the Mission AC. As Wellness Coach at GCTC, her philosophy is that your overall fitness is the sum of your physical activity, nutrition and mindset. She’s excited to use her knowledge and experience to help others lead happy and healthy lifestyles!