Knoxville Endurance
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MEET THE COACH: Bobby Holcombe

Knoxville Endurance specializes in coaching runners, swimmers, and cyclists to meet their goals in distances such as the 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, sprint triathlon, olympic distance triathlon, and Ironman triathlon.


Running Coach: Bobby Holcombe

Running Coach:
Bobby Holcombe

Bobby Holcombe's running career began in 1997 working under the guidance of Dave Nelson, Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, Knoxville Track Club member and coach. In 2001 Holcombe began training with University of Tennessee Cross Country and Track coach, George Watts. Holcombe trained under the guidance of Coach Watts until 2006. During his competitive years under Coach Watts, Holcombe's running statistics are as follows: 4:00 min.-1,500 meters, 8:31 min.-3,000 meters, 14:53 min.-5k, 25:13 min. -8k, 31:11 min.-10k, 1:09-Half Marathon, and a 2:37-Marathon. During this time frame Holcombe raced in over 200 road, track and cross country races. Holcombe won 75 of the 200 races in which he raced. He has competed in several USATF/RRCA championships cross country and road races. Holcombe has also finished within the top 125 runners at the Boston Marathon.


In 2002 Holcombe began coaching area athletes from middle school through master adults. Holcombe has taken on all levels of runners from Couch to 5k participants to elite athletes. To date Holcombe has successfully coached over 500 athletes.


Statistics and Experience:

2016 - 57 overall wins by KE athletes at running events

2016 - 18 athletes completed marathons for the first time.

2016 - 26 athletes completed a road race from 5k-Half Marathon for their 1st time.

2014-2016, 5 completed Ironman's by KE athletes

2016 - 12 completed triathlons - Half Ironman and below distances.

2016 - Two top 3 Corporate Challenges Finishes (Radio System and ORNL)

2016 - 264 Personal Record's - Track, Road, XC, Triathlons and Trails.

The last 5 years stats -

71 - Boston Marathon qualifiers

15 - Complete ultra distances of 50k or above

1 - Western State Qualifier

4 Foot Locker cross-country finalists

18 high school athletes furthering running careers in college

Nike Team Nationals Team Coach

6 State cross country team championships (3 boys and 3 girls)

7 Individual State Champions in Cross Country/Track

3 All - Prep Extra Runner of the Year

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