Meet our Running Editor, Craig Sheckler:

Craig Sheckler and Layla
Craig Sheckler has been involved in endurance sports for over 25 years in a multitude of ways — as a triathlon and running coach, athlete, race director, performance center owner, clinic presenter, and volunteer. Craig is the founder and head coach of Endurance Multisport, a coaching business and USAT Tri Club which recently partnered with St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Center in Allentown, PA as its new home for endurance sports training, including an 8-man CompuTrainer cycling studio. With certifications as a Level II USAT coach and USATF running coach, he provides individualized coaching for athletes of all ages and abilities, beginner through elite, across all race distances. He also runs successful couch-to-5K and sprint tri group training for corporate wellness programs.
Craig Sheckler

Craig has “been there, done that” as an athlete himself, and in 2017 he was featured in Lehigh Valley Style Magazine’s article “Meet the Valley’s Most Extreme Athletes“. He has innumerable race results to his credit including 35 Ironmans across North America, an Ultraman in Wales, multiple Boston Marathon qualifications and finishes, ultramarathon finishes through 100 miles, and participation in the inaugural Moab 240, a 238 mile trail endurance run in Utah. His vast first-hand experience allows him to closely connect with and relate to his athletes, able to not only provide knowledge and training structure, but also to help navigate the challenging mental aspect of competition.

He will again be conducting triathlon, duathlon, and open water swim training series for Endurance Multisport members and the public in 2018. Craig’s own race season will continue to focus on adventure ultrarunning, with key events planned as the Bighorn 100 Mile Trail Run in Wyoming; the Pyrenees Stage Run, a 150 mile 7-day mountain stage run in Spain with a teammate; working on headquarters crew for the Bigfoot 200, a 206 mile trail run in Washington State; and finishing with another go at the Moab 240 trail run.
If you see Craig and his Rhodesian Ridgeback buddy, Lyla, out on the roads or trails, be sure to say hi!