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).  Offering training through the YMCA in Burlington, Vermont
  • American College of Sports Medicine Exercise is Medicine® Credential
  • USA Track and Field Certified Coach – Level 1
  • Nationally ranked runner. First in age group at the 2015 National Masters 10K Championship.
  • Age class winner of the 2016 BAA Distance Medley (5K, 10K, Half Marathon)
  • 2014 inductee into the Cambridge Sports Union Hall of Fame
  • Former sales associate at Marathon Sports, Boston MA
  • B.A. in psychology and graduate studies in food science and nutrition
  • Member, Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Founder of the Vermont City Marathon

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