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Grant Brown 2006 - 2013

Grant Brown 2006 – 2013

Just like you, Grant Brown loved to run. Two summers ago, Grant was attending a supervised day camp for kids his age where swimming was part of the schedule and the unthinkable happened.

Grant is now running on Streets of Gold and a scholarship for New Covenant School in Arlington, Massachusetts (where he would have been a first-grader) has been established in his name.

The Grant Brown Scholarship is in place to help those students and their families who may be distracted by financial worry to focus more on learning, serving and building integrity.

Virtual 5k this Saturday Continue Reading →


MTA Podcast Featured on rounded up the 19 Best Health and Fitness Podcasts of All Time and guess who made the list!

From the article . . .

“The best takeaway from this podcast is the mondo dose of can-do attitude; it’s a feeling that lingers long after the theme music stops singing that you’re “well on your way.”

What an honor to be mentioned along with Jillian Michaels, Rich Roll, Able James, Dave Asprey, Ben Greenfield and other amazing podcasters.

Thank you @maritihart and the great team at!


Runner Sportsmanship

postracefoodfrenzyThe recent display of greed at a Cincinnati road race shouldn’t indict all runners. We have our issues but good sportsmanship regularly prevails.

By Henry Howard

I was appalled to learn of the food looting perpetrated by some of the 15,000 runners in the recent Thanksgiving Day Race in Cincinnati. There seemed to be plenty of energy bars, fruit, drinks and other recovery fuel on hand.

But that wasn’t enough for some of the runners who readily ignored giving thanks for the day, and instead greedily filled their boxes with food. Not only did a local food bank not receive an influx of leftovers, many of the runners were left without snacks after the 10K race.

“There were people jumping in dumpsters to find bigger boxes,” race director Julie Isphording told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I couldn’t believe it. People brought bags of their own just so they could stuff them full.” Continue Reading →


Cyber Week Sale

cyberweek.001We are offering 1 Year Academy Membership at a reduced rate during our cyber week sale. The sale ends Thursday at 11:59 pm.

Sign up for the reduced rate and let us handle your training for next year’s races. Join our awesome online community and let us help you take your fitness to the next level.

Click here to learn more.


Runner Academy Apologizes to MTA

You might have come here looking for the post “Runner Academy is Plagiarizing Our Content”. You can find it here.

Matt Johnson has offered the following apology.

I take responsibility for my actions. While I did not steal your content word for word I did structure it too similar. I modeled too much of what you did
and did add a substantial portion of my own spin to it. I could have done
better. Everyone deserves better. I let myself get too caught up in winning
and competition and I made some poor decisions. -Matt Johnson

While the evidence does show that Matt copied some of our content word for word, I am willing to accept this apology, and be done with this whole ordeal.

My hope is that we never have to deal with this again and can get back to helping people reach their running potential.

I appreciate all the support MTA has received over the last two days. You guys are awesome!

Happy Running,



Runner Academy is Plagiarizing Our Content!

iStock_000019637523LargeIt has been brought to my attention that another running coach, Matt Johnson of Runner Academy, has plagiarized and stolen content from MTA.

You may have seen the Runner Academy podcast in iTunes sometimes recommended next to ours. When Matt Johnson first came along I thought it was strange that his podcast imitated ours so closely.

The most obvious semblance is the use of “Academy” in his name but that’s not where the imitation stops. When his show first began, the format mimicked ours with welcoming new members and shout outs in the beginning, then the feature segment, and a quick tip at the end.

Coach Jeff Gaudette at has dealt with Matt Johnson plagiarizing his strength training course. You can read about it here: Runner Academy Stealing and Plagiarizing from RunnersConnect and Why it Matters to You. Both Coach Jeff and I have confronted Matt Johnson about this but he totally denies any wrong doing.

In this post I will document examples of how Matt has stolen our training content and conclude with some thoughts about why I have decided to make this public. Continue Reading →


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