ZAP Fitness

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Blowing Rock, NC

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ZAP Fitness Foundation founded 2001, is a non-profit training center for post-collegiate, Olympic hopeful distance runners.

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Blowing Rock's ZAP Fitness qualifies five for Olympic trials
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Q&A with a Zap Fitness elite runner, Nicole DiMercurio
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Racing on an imperfect day: Joanna Thompson discusses her elite race tenth place finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon

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ZAP Fitness

Founded in 2001, ZAP Fitness was created as a way to give back to the sport of distance running. With the goal of developing World Class American distance runners by providing them with the support necessary to allow them to train like Olympians, their athletes have seen successes on every level and in every event from 1500m to the Marathon.

 

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, they established an elite training ground on 45+ acres just outside of Blowing Rock. It is here that they have trained…

About ZAP

Objectives of the ZAP Fitness Foundation:

  • Financially support 8-10 post-collegiate distance runners in their efforts to make World Championship and Olympic Teams
  • Develop the physical talent necessary for success in a competitive environment
  • Teach mental and emotional skills necessary for success in a competitive environment
  • Develop individual professional skills for benefit in post-competitive years
  • Provide role models for America’s youth by promoting an active healthy lifestyle as well as promote achievement
  • Provide an environment for achievement in running for all levels of runners

 

Athletes: Nicole DiMercurio | Tyler Pennel | Josh Izewski | Aaron Nelson | Brandon Doughty | Matt McClintock | Johnny Crain | Joanna Thompson | Andrew Colley | Joe Stillin

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RT @Running_Network: Joanna Thompson writes on her team mates at Cal Intenational, @ZAPFitness, #joannathompson, @caltrackrn, @sacramentoro…

Meet the Team: Aaron Nelson @AirRunNelson 🔸 🔺7:56 3k PR 🔺8:37 3k Steeplechase PR 🔺13:42 5k PR 🔺28:38 10k PR 🔺Member… https://t.co/u3KxlHpi9d