About Dr. Daniels

 

Jack Tupper Daniels was born April 26, 1933.  Throughout his childhood physical fitness and activity, which set him on course for a career of innovative and successful sports participation and coaching. Through his military service, Jack was introduced to the Modern Pentathlon, where he eventually won two Olympic medals (Silver 1956, Bronze 1960).

Following his athletic career, Jack began studying and coaching endurance athletes.  His best selling book, Daniels’ Running Formula (Human Kinetics), outlines his unique approach to training that has led to 8 NCAA National Championships, 31 individual national titles, and over 100 All-American awards. Dr. Daniels has also worked with many of the world’s elite runners, prompting Runner’s World Magazine to name him the “World’s Best Coach” in 2005.

Jack completed a doctoral degree in exercise physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His academic training included studying under some of the most respected and well-known exercise scientists in the world including P.O. Astrand, E.H. Christensen, Bruno Balke, and Jack Wilmore.  His coaching and academic careers included coaching at all levels of competition and conducting research/teaching at many of well respected universities.  

Dr. Daniels currently resides in Flagstaff, Arizona with his wife, Nancy.  They are the proud parents of two daughters, Audra Marie and Sarah Tupper.

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