Damian’s Bio

“My passion is to help everyone be healthy, active and do what they love.”

Damian Stoy is a coach, biomechanics specialist and founder of Wholistic Running.  As a professional ultra marathon runner he has been injury-free for over 11 years. He has raced in over 35 ultra marathons and has won 8 of them. Damian is a certified running coach and has coached hundreds of runners since 2010. He is also a nutritional coach with a certification in Nutrition from Cornell. Damian was an academic all-conference athlete at the University of Massachusetts and has been featured in Endurance News, UltraRunning and Trail Runner magazines. He is on the list of Greatest Vegan Athletes. Damian also coaches for and designed training programs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Damian found his passion for running over 12 years ago.   But chronic running injuries in 2002 kept him from running for over two years.  After years of trying just about everything conventionally used for recovery, nothing helped.  A few doctors and physical therapists even told him he would never be able to run again! Damian learned it wasn’t running that was causing the injuries but how he incorrectly ran that did.

“Running does not cause injuries.  It is how we run that causes injuries.”

For Damian, changing how he ran changed his life.  It has allowed him to run pain-free and eventually enter the world of ultramarathon running.  Even running up to 100+ miles a week, Damian has been injury-free for over 10 years while running faster with less effort and more fun.

Damian now teaches runners of all levels how to run efficiently with low impact and coaches with the latest in scientific running research.  Allow him to share his knowledge and vast experience to help you become a healthier, happier runner.  The quickest, easiest and most effective way to learn and reach your goals is from Damian, a highly-skilled certified running instructor and coach.