Coach Tony Estes is well known throughout the Topeka, Lawrence, and Manhattan regional communities as a top Masters and Senior Masters class distance runner, having earned many overall, age group, Masters and Senior Masters Division awards while competing in hundreds of distance events throughout the US and UK over the course of the past two decades.  To date, he has completed 18 marathons (all Boston Qualifiers) including running in the 100th, 104th, and 112th Boston Marathon in 1996, 2000, and 2008.  He is listed multiple times in the Kansas State Road Racing Honor Roll at distances of 5K, 4 Mile, 8K, 10K, 10 Mile, Half Marathon, and Marathon; having run honor roll qualifiers at all distances and he is currently the Kansas 10 Mile Record Holder for his age group.

He is cofounder and was Co-Director of the Topeka Organ Donor Memorial Run For Life during it's first ten years, and is also the founder and Race Director of the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Rescue Run; assisting and motivating many area runners and walkers in beginning a fitness program or in taking their existing program to the next level, while providing an exemplary forum for their participation.

As a Personal Trainer certified by the Interactive Fitness Trainers of America and an assistant high school track and cross country coach, Coach Estes will share his knowledge and experience with you by developing a personalized individual training program, that will guide a beginner to the right road of healthy, beneficial exercise, and redirect a veteran runner to achieve new levels of success never before realized.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                               Tony Estes (1221)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              near the finish of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Boston Marathon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       April 17, 2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Official Time: 2:45:14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Net Time: 2:44:59
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Overall Place: 258 of 15680
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gender Place: 237 of 10207
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Masters Div. Place: 33 of 3753