Coach Ben Gadomski

Coach Ben Gadomski, PhD

Choose Ben as your Coach:

I started running in high school but was far from fast. My grandfather always enjoyed telling the story of the mile race I did as a freshman where everyone finished the race and then I came along five minutes later! That was an exaggeration, but he wasn’t far off. Despite my slow growth as a runner, I loved the competitiveness, discipline, and focus it nurtured. Throughout my 20s, I trained and competed in a mix of running, triathlon, duathlon, road cycling, and cyclocross events while working on my Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Colorado State University. I always wanted to combine my love of sports performance with my career and found that biomedical engineering was the perfect way to do it. I came back to focus on running when I became a dad and was even more crunched for time in my early 30s! During the 2020 pandemic, I decided to finally try the marathon distance and never looked back. While I never had the extremely fast speed of the track guys, I found my diesel engine excelled in the slow burn of the marathon. My first marathon was at the 9,000 ft elevation Steamboat Springs Marathon where I ran 3:02, met my goal of qualifying for Boston, and finished 3rd overall! Not bad for positive reinforcement! I’ve slowly clawed away at that marathon time, running 2:51 at Boston 2022, 2:44 at Boston 2023, and 2:35 at Boston 2024 where I finished 251 overall. While I continue to get older, my times continue to get quicker. I have big goals for the marathon over the next few years while I continue my day job as a professor at Colorado State University, am a father of two cool kids, and coach at LHR. I love running and hope to help others realize that they can accomplish big goals. I like to use my knowledge of engineering, physiology, and the musculoskeletal system to take a data-driven approach to training.

Education:

B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Trine University Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering – Colorado State University

PRs:

5k – 16:51 10k – 36:51 Half Marathon – 1:12:28 Marathon – 2:35:38

Highlights:

2013 – Duathlon National Championship – 4th Age Group 2015 – Duathlon National Championship – 2nd Age Group 2021 Steamboat Springs Marathon – 3rd Overall Male 2023 Fort Collins Fall Equinox Half Marathon – 3rd Overall Male 2024 Boston Marathon – 251 Overall
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Coach Ben running Boston