About the Coach

Gordon MacFarland grew up in Ohio and competed in track and cross country at Lakewood High School. After college he moved to Colorado, where he discovered a love for road racing. He moved east in 1981 and has been a New Englander ever since.  Gordon lives in Burlington, Vermont.


noFrameCredentials include:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Exercise is Medicine® Credential
  • Enrolled in the University of Vermont Clinical and Translational Science Graduate Certificate program developing interventions to enhance gait in aging walkers and runners
  • USA Track and Field Certified Coach – Level 1
  • 2019 Racing  – Age Division Results:  1st in Green Mountain Athletic Association Race Series (1M, 5K, 10K, 8M, 15K, 10M);  1st in Boston Athletic Association Distance Medley (5K, 10K, HM);  Won four events (5K, 15K, 10M, HM) in USATF-New England Grand Prix Series.
  • 2014 inductee into the Cambridge Sports Union Hall of Fame
  • Former sales associate at Marathon Sports, Boston MA
  • Master’s in Public Affairs, B.A. in psychology and graduate studies in food science and nutrition
  • Member, Parks Foundation of Burlington
  • Founder of the Vermont City Marathon

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