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Camp Founder & Director

Jacob is a professional track and field athlete for Under Armour now living in Flagstaff, AZ. He is a 2x Olympic Trials qualifier at 10,00m and the Marathon. He is the 2023 USA Half Marathon Champion and represented USATF at the World Half Marathon Championships in Riga, Latvia.

He is from Louisville, KY. In high school Jacob was a 12x State Champion.  He then attended UK where he was a 3x SEC Champion and 3x All-American. His lifetime best are 3:57, 7:50, 13:28, 27:57, and 2:11 for the mile, 3k, 5k, 10k, and marathon. He also coaches athletes through Thomson Training and has had over 40 athletes go on to run in college.



Camp Founder & Director

Thomas is from Louisville, KY. He was a State Champion in high school and went on to compete at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University. Thomas went right into coaching after college, leading the Thomson Training youth team to USATF and AAU National titles.


Thomas coached the 2023 Kentucky State Champion team, Trinity High School, and coaches athletes through Thomson Training.

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Camp Founder & Director

Jimi is the Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach of Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, KY. Since his hire in 2017, Coach Burress has built the program from 1 girl and 5 boys, to a 70 runner roster. His teams have won 7 regional titles. His program is one of only a handful in the state with a top ten Girls and Boys programs. Coach Burress has had a dozen athletes receive offers to run at the collegiate level.

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Senior Staff

Bailey was a 6x State Champion at Assumption High School and helped lead her team to 3 NXN appearances. She then went on to become an All-American while competing at the University of Louisville. Her personal best include a 16:15 5K. Bailey has helped lead the Thomson Training youth team to USATF and AAU National titles.


  • Our camp counselors are all female and male collegiate athletes and KHSAA high school coaches.

  • Our counselors run at schools like NC State, Michigan, UK, UL, Bellarmine, WKU, EKU, Tulane, DePaul, Colorado College, Cumberlands, Campbellsville, and Xavier.

  • Each small group will have 2+ counselors to lead and teach them through the week.

  • We will maintain a 1:10 or better staff to camper ratio.

  • There will be a licensed Athletic Trainer on site 24/7 during camp.

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