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Kathy Butler

Kathy Butler
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Name: Kathy Butler
Sport: Running - Endurance
Role: Head Coach and Olympian
Organisation: Run Boulder AC
Nationality: British
Date: Feb 2019

Back in August 2014 in the early days of the FCN, we interviewed Kathy about her career as an Olympian and a Coach in Colorado.  4 years later, we interviewed Kathy as she visited her favourite park in Boulder, Colorado.

 

Bio of Kathy:

After a successful college career where I won 5 NCAA titles, I became a professional athlete. I competed in 2 Olympics, Atlanta in 1996 and Athens in 2004. I competed in 21 World Championships in track, cross country and road, including 5 top 20 finishes at the world cross country and a team bronze medal.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Biology (Dean’s list and Academic All-American). I was also a volunteer assistant coach at both the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University.

I am a USATF Level 3 certified coach and USATF Coaching Education instructor, bringing a wealth of knowledge to coaching every athlete I coach whether it’s a first time marathoner or my elite athletes competing at Major Championships. In December, 2017 I was awarded the “Level 2 Coaches Rising Star Award” from USATF, USA Track & Field.