Kim Conley and Drew Wartenburg Launch Next Best Run, an Online Coaching Service for Runners

March 27, 2023

Next Best Run to Follow launch with event in New York City

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA .ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – U.S. Olympian Kim Conley and track and field coach Drew Wartenburg have announced the official launch of Next Best Run. This comprehensive online service allows runners of all backgrounds and abilities to receive personalized coaching across all events and distances.

Conley is a professional runner and coach who has represented the U.S. on eight occasions, including at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Wartenburg is a distance coach whose expertise has guided numerous athletes to maximize their potential at every level, including high school, NCAA, Olympic, and recreational running. Together, the two will aim to help runners reach their training and competitive objectives with Next Best Run.

Conley and Wartenburg will initially be joined by professional runner and coach Lauren Hagans, as well as long-time high school and collegiate coach Devin Elizondo. The coaching team at Next Best Run will begin accepting new athletes immediately to develop personalized plans based on each runner’s current fitness and goals. “Once you make the decision to elevate your running, a Next Best Run coach will be ready to join you on your journey to improved performance,” said Conley.

To celebrate the launch, Conley and Wartenburg will host a meet and greet and shakeout run in New York City. Runners of all abilities are invited to join them on April 13, 2023, at 6:30pm at the Grand Army Plaza on the southwest corner of Central Park.

More information on both the New York event and coaching services can be found at https://nextbestrun.com/.


Kim developed her passion for running under the influence of great coaches at the youth and high school levels in Santa Rosa, CA. After competing in cross country and track while earning a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Biology from the University of California, Davis, Kim’s coaching career began in 2009 when she became an assistant coach in the UC Davis Cross Country and Track & Field program. She simultaneously continued to pursue her own running goals, and in 2012 she shocked the Track and Field world with a dramatic and unexpected third place finish in the Olympic Trials women’s 5000m, which earned her a berth to the London Olympics.

After London, Kim’s professional running career took off, and she stepped back from collegiate coaching to focus on training and racing. In the following years she won two national titles, returned to the Olympic stage in Rio, and won the bronze medal at the 2019 Pan American Games. Kim continues to compete on the roads today and has qualified for the 2024 Olympic Trials Marathon.

In 2021 Kim began coaching adult runners with McKirdy Trained. She has helped runners find the next level in their running ability across distances from the mile to the marathon. She loves sharing her passion for the sport with athletes all over the country while helping them discover the ways in which running will enhance their lives.


Kim Conley & Drew Wartenburg

Next Best Run

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Website: https://nextbestrun.com/