Cory Leslie is the Head Cross Country Coach at Arizona State University and a former professional runner for Nike. He’s made four U.S. teams including a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games. He has personal bests of 3:53 for the mile, 8:19 in the steeplechase, and 13:38 in the 5k.
Cory’s coaching career began at Furman University where he spent five years working with 2-time Olympian Robert Gary. At Furman, he helped guide the men's and women's cross country teams to six Southern Conference titles and two NCAA Championships appearances. In 2015, the men cracked the USTFCCCA top-15 and finished 13th at the NCAA Championships.
In 2019, Cory coached Will Paulson to a PB of 3:36 in the 1500m, a Canadian 1500m national title, and the bronze medal at the Pan Am Games. That same spring John Reniewicki set the school record in the 10k in 28:42 and qualified for his first US Championships. He also helped Jackson Neff reach the Olympic Trials with a marathon PB of 2:17:21.
You can learn more about his private coaching services at: https://coaches.vdoto2.com/Cory_Leslie
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