OUR COACH

Kameron Ulmer

Co-founder of the Idaho Distance Project, Kameron has been a student and fan of the sport for over 20 years. His passion for running started when he was just 12 years old as a member of the TJ Striders in San Bernardino, CA. He realized the positive impact running had on his life early on and continued to better himself through high school. He eventually earned a scholarship in running to Southwestern Oregon Community College. As he steadily improved, he ended his collegiate career in the Division 1 level at Boise State University. 

Upon graduating from Boise State, Kameron tested his work ethic and set his sights on racing a marathon. His first try at the distance proved challenging (both mentally and physically) and finished in a time of 2:35. He was able to learn from his mistakes, correct them, and soon ran his fastest time of 2:21. 

Not long after his marathon stint, Kameron decided to challenge himself at a much shorter distance: the mile. Here is where he learned how much he enjoyed helping others. As a member of the Boston Athletic Association, he was able to train with some of the top milers in the nation. He helped pace much of the men and women throughout Boston which enabled him to run a huge P.R. of 3:58 for the mile. 

All of Kameron’s personal experiences provided him with the tools one needs to be a great coach. That and the extensive knowledge he gained through research and education has allowed him to become one of the best coaches in the country. As of today he has coached the following:

  • 2018 Canadian Marathon Champion

  • 2018 U.S. Marathon Champion

  • 2018 USATF Road Runner of the Year

  • 2019 Mountain U.S. Champion

  • 2019 Mountain World Champion

  • 2019 XTERRA Trail Run World Champion 

  • 2019 USATF Mountain Runner of the Year

  • 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifiers - 5

Kameron coaches runners across every distance and level of running. Whether it be track, road, or trail, he is excited to guide and encourage improvement of any kind. 

His favorite phrase is “Work Hard. Play Hard.” 

He knows running can be challenging, but it should always be fun!

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