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Coaching the Endurance Events is a digital educational program dedicated to the 800m upwards. With over 12 hours of exclusive learning material, the ALTIS Coaching the Endurance Events course has been crafted specifically for coaches working with athletes contesting the endurance events in Track & Field.

Explore the concepts that influence success in the endurance events.

Learn how to effectively develop training progressions and programs.

Develop your understanding of factors impacting sustained athlete health & performance.

Course Overview

Packed with coaching insights, tips, tools, and progressions, the ALTIS Coaching the Endurance Events Course includes over 12 hours of digital guided learning material that you can digest at your own pace. Each of the 10 topic-specific modules is designed to be taken in series, forming a platform of knowledge built upon by the themes covered in successive modules.

Target Audience

This course has been written for Coaches working in Track & Field disciplines. However, any coach working in sports requiring their athletes to excel in endurance running will also benefit. The content level of this course is appropriate for:

  • Beginner Coaches seeking to gain an understanding of the endurance events
  • Developing Coaches looking to expand their knowledge base and challenge their understanding
  • Emerging-elite Coaches seeking to grow their perspectives, continue their development, and challenge their philosophies

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Course Introduction

Co-author, Coach Danny Mackey explains what you can expect from Coaching the Endurance Events.

Course Format

Designed by experts in education and digital technologies, Coaching the Endurance Course allows you to access premium coaching education curriculum on any digital device, anywhere, anytime. With the ability to start where you last left off, you receive a guided education on your own terms. This course delivers 10 modules of engaging discussions with graphics, videos, and checkpoint quizzes - to support your learning experience and encourage critical thinking.

This format allows you to:

  • Study online at your own pace
  • Take the online learning checks when you are ready
  • Refer back to content at leisure with lifelong access to the course

Course Outcomes

On completion of this course coaches will:

  • Understand and apply the biomechanics of endurance running to their coaching practice
  • Understand technical considerations and race strategies specific to endurance events
  • Safely and effectively apply progressions to coach novice athletes to progress to development level and beyond
  • Understand the basics of effective programming 
  • Understand how to best prepare an athlete for competition
  • How to error detect and correct an athlete’s running technique
  • Build athlete competency using appropriate cues and training progressions

ALTIS Certification

In recognition of your achievement upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded with the ALTIS Coaching Endurance Events Certificate of Completion.

Course Modules

1 History

2    Physiology

3 Learning

4 Mechanics



5 Strength

6 Health

7 Programming

8 Racing

9 Bonus Module - Psychology

10 Bonus Module - Fueling


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Course Contributors

This course has been authored by world-renowned coaches Danny Mackey, Dan Pfaff, & Stuart McMillan, with contributions from Dr Trent Stellingwerf, Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach, Dr Matt Jordan, Jeff Boele, Mara Yamauchi, Brian Mackenzie, Lukey Klitz, and Mohammad Nourani.

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Dan Pfaff, Author

Coach Pfaff is a globally recognized expert in the field of coaching & coach education. With over 40 years coaching across multiple T&F disciplines, Dan has led 49 Olympians to 9 medals and has lectured in 27 countries across multiple sports.

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Danny Mackey, Author

Danny Mackey is the Head coach of the Brooks Beasts professional track team. Since the team started he has coached 7 National Champs, 13 World Team members, 1 world silver medalist, 1 world finalist, 3 World Relay Medalists (2 gold, 1 silver) & 1 Olympian. He’s an American Board certified Pedorthist with a Masters degree in biomechanics and exercise physiology from Colorado State

Stuart McMillan, Author

Currently in his 26th year of professional coaching, Coach McMillan is CEO at ALTIS. Stuart has worked with professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports with a focus on power and speed development, and has personally coached 70 Olympians at 7 Olympic Games; 35 of whom have won Olympic medals.

Mara Yamauchi, Contributor

Mara Yamauchi is a British long-distance track and road running athlete. She currently holds the second fastest time by a British woman over the marathon, behind former world-record holder, Paula Radcliffe. Personal best(s): 5000 m: 15:28.58; 5k 15:34; 10000 m: 31:49; 10k 31:40; Half Marathon: 68:29; Marathon: 2:23:12

Dr Kyle Pfaffenbach, Contributor

Kyle is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Oregon University in the Health and Human Performance Department. He teaches a variety of classes including performance nutrition and exercise physiology. Kyle also is the performance nutritionist for the Brooks Beast Track Team.

Dr Trent Stellingwerff, Contributor

Dr Trent Stellingwerff is an experienced researcher having published more than 40 peer reviewed scientific publications. Trent is currently on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance along with the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

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No, you can choose to enroll at any time you like, and complete the course according to whatever timeline suits you. There is no time limit for completion, and you can study at your own pace.


Only $149