Meet our Coaches!
Chris Johnston is the owner of Breakout Running and is a certified Level 1 coach through both USA Track and Field and the Road Runners Club of America. Chris is an accomplished masters runner who has qualified for and finished four Boston Marathons, most recently running a 3:18 at age 50. The athletes he has coached have gone on to successful finishes in many local, national and global racing events such as the Marine Corps Marathon, Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, Cherry Blossom Ten Miler, Nike San Francisco Women's Half Marathon, and the Athens Marathon. In addition to providing personal run coaching services through Breakout Running, Chris coaches high school athletes in the Fairfax County Public School system; currently he is the head cross country coach at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia. He has also worked as a marathon coach for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training National Capital Area chapter.
View Chris Johnston's full coaching and running resume here.
Read Chris' interview in the DC Roadrunner's Club's monthly newsletter here.