Elie Klachkin

New Jersey, NYC and Westchester County, NY; Fairfield County, CT

973 432 0528


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Elie Klachkin

My love affair with running started in high school, when I was trying to get in shape when I was literally dragged by a friend to join him for a run. From the get go, it just felt right, on all levels, mind and body, being in motion and being a part of nature. The feeling of euphoria that overcame me after each run, was second to none. I remember often wondering: “How is it possible that after completing a run, and being completely exhausted, I feel so good.”

The fun was interrupted in my 20’s and 30’s, when running was knocked off the priority list. Dealing with school, developing career, and starting a family, fully consumed my existence. And so, many moons later, as life happens, I found myself in late 40’s as a classic case of being a ‘couch potato’.  Obese, fully depleted of energy and a fundamental joy of life.

With my back against the wall, started to scan back to my youth , looking for a solution. Gradually got back in to running, changed few eating habits, and within 2 years lost 70 lbs.

Running is our innate capability, and regardless of age, can be practiced by anyone. Please do not believe that running damages our body. If approached correctly, your body and mind will be forever grateful.

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What others are saying...

 … I did pretty good in the 15k race. The course has some hills in it. My left heel did not bother me. I concentrated on taking shorter stride and lifting my heels throughout the entire race. Thank for all your great pointers. My time was 1 hour 20 minutes and 58 seconds.  It was not a PR but I felt good after the race.

Now, I find running not as demanding and more enjoyable. Thank you.

Thank you. You are a great teacher!  When I get back to NJ,  I will begin practicing keeping my right arm moving in balance with my left arm.

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Race Resume

Within the last 7 years completed 14 full marathons with average time of 5:20.

Ultra Marathons