Jeff Burger

boston marathon training & VIRTual training coach



  • USATF Certified running coach

  • RRCA Certified running coach since 2015

  • 10 years coaching experience

  • Completed all six Abbott Marathon Major Marathons in under 3 hours

  • 8-time qualifier for the Boston Marathon

Coaching - Athlete Accolades:

  • 1st Place – 2019 Virginia Beach Shamrock Half Marathon

  • 1st Place – 2018 and 2019 Charles Street 12 Miler

  • 1st Place – 2018 NCR Half Marathon

  • 1st Place Master’s – 2018 NCR Half Marathon

  • 4-time Champion – RRCA Mid-Atlantic 5k Championship

  • 4-time Master’s Champion – Charles Street 12 Miler

  • 2-time Champion – Sole of the City 10K

  • 2nd Place – 2018 Baltimore Marathon

  • 2nd Place female – 2019 Coastal Delaware Marathon

  • 2nd Place female – 2019 Coastal Delaware Half Marathon

  • 3rd Place female – 2018 Coastal Delaware Marathon

  • 3rd Place female – Susquehanna Running Festival Half Marathon

About Jeff:

I started coaching in 2009 because I was immediately drawn to the science of running and would witness several runners making the same “mistakes.” Since 2009, I have coached several hundred runners and have watched numerous people reach their running goals, whatever those goals may be. In 2016, I created and coached a program for Charm City Run that was designed specifically to assist people in their journey to qualify for and run the Boston Marathon. Since 2016, 85% of the participants in this program have qualified for the Boston Marathon. I fell in love with running almost immediately after finishing my first marathon in 2007. Since then, I have completed eleven marathons total, including three Boston Marathons, and all six Abbott Marathon Majors (Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York). I have a personal best of 2:48:30 and have completed countless half marathons and three ultra-marathons (50K). To date, the highlights of my running career are my 2:48:30 in the 2018 Tokyo Marathon, running the Boston Marathon, the first time I broke three hours in the 2013 New York City Marathon, and the fact that I have never DNF’ed in a race.

Word on the Street:

“I’ve had the pleasure of training with Jeff Burger for three years. Jeff has extensive experience as a runner and coach and is extremely knowledgeable in the science of running. He takes the time to understand each runners level of fitness, experience and goals and structures a plan in support of achieving your race goals and reaching your full potential. Each workout is thoughtfully designed and specific and the training plans are inclusive of strength training, cross training and just as important, rest! He's happy to share his love of running and his expertise on a range of topics and if he doesn’t know the answer, he’s willing to research further on your behalf. Jeff is incredibly professional, patient and supportive- offering doses of tough love, advice and encouragement when necessary throughout training.” - Boston Qualifier Program Runner

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