Coaching Staff

20 Week Marathon Training Program

Coached by World Class Athletes

Meeting the needs of professional and amateur athletes
from high school to Olympic levels since 1993.

American - G. Steven Looney

G. Steven Looney

Steve began his competitive athletic career at the age of eleven in the Martial Arts.  Since that time he has earned a Third-Degree Black Belt in Judo and has competed nationally and internationally for 36 years.  Steve was the Texas Judo Champion fifteen times, the US National Champion seven times and an International Champion twice.  He is a former Development Director for Texas Judo and in owning and operating the Dragon Judo Club, he has trained numerous athletes to place in national and international competitions.

Since 1986, Steve has been an independent Sports Massage therapist for elite professional athletes in all sports.  He is also a Massage Therapy Instructor for the advanced studies of Sports Massage.

Steve Looney

In 1993, he formed Southwest Sports Massage and since that time has been the principal massage therapist for national and international athletes specializing in performance enhancement and injury prevention.  Steve has also provided services as Volunteer Director for Sports Triage at various local running events including the Cowtown Marathon.  He also holds the distinction of being the Sports Massage Therapist for the Texas Christian University’s Track and Field Team.

Steve began his own running career in the mid-1990’s and as of this date has been a finisher in fourteen full marathons and continues to be very active in the Fort Worth running community.  In wishing to give back to the community that has provided him with success, he has launched his experience into other areas.  He is the executive director of the Fort Worth Marathon, and Run Like a Cheetah.


Sweedish - Marcin Wedlarski

Marcin Wedlarski

Marcin has been an athlete for the last quarter century. He has been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven and by the age of twelve was topping the world ranks for his age. His swimming talent and prowess afforded him a four-year scholarship at the University of Arkansas and afterward he was offered a position as an assistant swimming coach at Alfred University in New York. While working on his MBA, Marcin developed an interest in the sport of triathlon and in 1997 completed his first Olympic distance triathlon. In one year’s time he began competing as a Professional Triathlete. In 2001, Marcin decided to leave the corporate world behind him and entered the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup Circuit full time.

Marcin Wedlarski
Marcin Wedlarski

Marcin competed solidly with the ITU through 2004 and was the Top 90 World Ranked Triathletes (Professional Division). By March, 2003, Marcin was 86th on the ITU World Ranking. Marcin was a member of the Swedish National Professional Triathlon Team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Today, Marcin, a native of Sweden resides in Fort Worth, Texas and still enjoys an occasional run, bike or swim, but he does it purely for relational purposes. Having traveled the world and experiencing the International Triathlon circuit, he now helps local athletes achieve their goals and dreams in multi-sport events.

Marcin is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach in Multi-Sport Endurance and owns Personalized Coaching Services. He is also an assistant swimming coach for Team Ridglea and an associate trainer and coach for the Run Like a Cheetah Training Programs.


Steven C. Wood

Steven C. Wood

World Records - 14
National Records - 20
Top 10 World Rankings - 31
Top 10 National Rankings - 93
National Champion - 15
All-American - 25
All-Star - 1

Steven C. Wood

Other Athletic Activity Since 2001
Finisher in numerous sprint triathlons, participant in 1/2 ironman relays, and finisher in numerous 5K and 10K runs. Current training involves swimming, running, and limited biking.