Since becoming one of the youngest college head coaches in the country when he was 24, Dr. Karp has had a long coaching career that has included college and high school cross country and track & field and private coaching of adult runners. He is a USA Track & Field certified coach and creator of a popular coaching certification program that was acquired by a fitness education company. Run faster with his award-winning coaching services.
Dr. Karp started his writing career while in college, writing short stories for his fiction-writing classes and reciting his poems at local coffee shops. Since those early days, he has gone on to author 13 books, serve as editor of a track and field textbook, and have more than 400 articles published in trade and consumer magazines and scientific journals.
During a career that has spanned coaching, writing, speaking, and consulting, Dr. Karp is an industry leader who has educated coaches and fitness professionals around the world. Winner of multiple awards for his work, he is always in relentless pursuit of his passion and ideas. He has founded several businesses and was the first American distance running coach to live and coach in Kenya.