Final Surge has partnered with professional running team Tinman Elite to be their official training and coaching platform for the 2019 season. Coach Tom “Tinman” Schwartz formed the team in 2017 with the goal of becoming one of the top running teams in the world, competing for spots to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. So far, the team has been making headlines by winning multiple national championships in a very short amount of time.
In the span of one week, the runners from the Tinman Elite team won three national titles. Sam Parsons won the 3,000m race in Germany’s Indoor National Championships; Jordan Gusman won the Australian National 5000m Championship; and, Drew Hunter capped off the week by capturing the USATF Indoor Championship 2-mile race from the “B” heat in 8:25.
On December 2nd, Brogan Austin, also coached by Tom Schwartz won the U.S. Marathon Championships in Sacramento in 2:12:39. Last weekend, Brogan won the Road to Gold 8-mile road race in Atlanta. The event served as a rehearsal for 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifiers competing on the same course.
“This team obviously has something special going on right now” said Final Surge Co-Founder Tim Surface. “They are producing some amazing results, and we’re thrilled to able to help aid their Olympic dreams. We’ve been working closely with Coach Tom for many years now, and it’s exciting to partner with Tinman Elite and support the next generation of distance runners and everything both Tom and his athletes bring to our sport.”
Coach Tom Schwartz added, “Final Surge has made planning workouts and communicating with my athletes easier and more effective. I use it as an effective communication tool with all levels of runners; from beginners to world record holders. In my opinion it’s the best training platform for our team and my athletes.”
The Tinman Elite roster currently includes Drew Hunter (2nd ranked 1500m runner in the USA in 2018) who set the national high school indoor mile record in 2016 and was the Gatorade National Cross-Country Runner of year while in high school, and as a pro has run in multiple U.S. Championship events, winning his first national title this year. Additional members include Tyler Mueller (15th at the U.S. Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m), Reed Fischer (Top American at the 2019 Houston Half Marathon in 62:06), Sam Parsons (German National 3,000m Champion), Jordan Gusman (Australian National 5,000m Champion), Kyle Medina (8:34 Steeple at the 2018 U.S. Outdoor Championships), Jeff Thies (1500m record holder at the University of Portland), and Connor Winter (Two-time NCAA Cross Country All-American). Other elites are coached by Coach Schwartz, including Brogan Austin, Ben Fletcher, and Pat Joseph. He coaches some emerging elite women and men, too.
Website for Coach Schwartz: www.runfastcoach.com
About Tinman Elite
We are not a group, social movement, or track club. We are a team that pushes and cares for each other in pursuit of establishing ourselves as one of the most respected and recognized running teams in the world. Our vision is to raise the standard of elite distance running by training a wide range of successful athletes covering distances from 800m to the marathon.
Tinman Elite Website: www.tinmanelite.com
About Final Surge
Final Surge is the online training platform for athletes, coaches, teams and clubs. The Final Surge Web app, plus Apple and Android mobile apps, have all of the features needed to track and analyze your running, cycling, and triathlon training, including; easy coach/athlete communication, planning future workouts, executing training plans, and monitoring your effort and performance while avoiding injury. Final Surge also imports workout and GPS data from your fitness devices and syncs with Garmin Connect, Strava, MapMyFitness, The Sufferfest and Stryd. Only Final Surge has a full-featured premium version of its Web, Apple, and Android apps and they are always free to athletes with no paid upgrades required as we continue to add new features. In addition, Final Surge provides training plans for runners and triathletes created by some of the top coaches in the world.