Howard Nippert - Athlete and Coach

Howard Nippert racing at OD 50 miler
Old Dominion 50 Mile


Howard Nippert at the IAU 100Km in S. Korea
IAU 100Km WC
I am a competitive athlete and coach, with an educational background in biology and exercise physiology, who has been involved in competitive running for over 30 years as an athlete and for almost 20 years as a coach. I competed in distance events throughout high school and college, and I have since moved up to ultrarunning events.

My career highlights include:
  • 5th-Place Overall Finish at the 2006 IAU World 100Km championship event (Misari, South Korea)
  • 4 Top-10 Finishes ('04-'07) at the IAU World 100Km event
  • 2000 USATF 100Km National Champion (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 8-Time U.S. National Track and Field Team Member
  • 21st-Place Overall Finish at the 1996 Olympic Trials Marathon (Charlotte, NC)
  • 8th-Place Overall Finish at the 1993 World University Games Marathon (Buffalo, NY)
  • 4th-Place Team Finish at the 1987 NCAA Cross-Country National Championships
To read more about my athletic career, visit my ABOUT page.


My goal is to provide training and sound advice to athletes who want to make progress toward achieving their running goals.

I provide:
  • no-nonsense, no-gimmicks coaching for runners from World- or National-Class to beginners, and anyone in between
  • detailed training programs for races 800 meters to 100 miles long, based on science and experience with a proven history of success
For more information on my coaching services, visit my COACHING page.

Tania and Anne with the US 100Km women's team
Team USA Gold Medal Team
2005 100KM WC, Japan

Check out profiles for some of the athletes, whom I have developed training plans for, at the FEATURED ATHLETES page.

Hear what others have to say about my coaching and training plans at the TESTIMONIALS page.