Accelerate at Any Age.

Accelerate at Any Age
The One Mile Runner

David O’Meara inspires athletes of all ages to learn how to maximize their speed, explosion, strength, endurance, and flexibility, while also preventing injury. These attributes are essential to achieving peak performance in any competitive sport.

David uses his personal experience as a coach, personal trainer and competitive runner to evaluate exercises, techniques and products to help high-performance athletes exceed their performance goals. David’s own aspirations drive him to continually refine his training processes and push his own body to new levels of performance. Essentially, he has created a personal “laboratory” to discover new training methods and prove his theories.

After years of experimentation, David is ready to share his training methods with other competitive athletes. His new 2-disc training DVD, Body Protection, is packed with 90 minutes of instruction and 60 minutes of example exercises. These exercises are the basis of the program David teaches his high-performance clients during their in-person training sessions.

Body Protection™ is a movement-based training program designed to prevent injury and optimize athletic performance in any sport. The components of the program provide competitive athletes withstrength/endurance, speed/explosion and flexibility, while developing the body’s connective tissue. 


This multi-muscle, multi-directional, and multi-functional series of exercises also stimulates an athlete’s proprioception which promotes better balance and stabilization.

The program is broken into four stages: Foundational Training, Strength/Endurance Training, Speed/Explosion Training and Flexibility Training. Filmed at the Movenpick Resort and Spa at the Dead Sea in Jordan the DVD teaches a sport-specific three-dimensional warm-up, a high-performance training program, and a three-dimensional cool-down. Watch this 1-minute DVD video trailer to learn more:


Buy Body Protection DVD

For a limited time, customers purchasing the DVD set will receive a complimentary 20-minute Telephone or Skype Video Consultation with David to customize the training program to your chosen sport. This offer (a $40 value) is available to customers purchasing one of the first 1,000 DVDs. Visit for more information on the training programtestimonials and training services.


At 50 years old, David has proven that he can consistently run a sub-5 minute mile. But running 12 mph is not something you just wake up and accomplish without a lot of help. It takes special equipment, proper nutrition, and an understanding of how your body changes. David relies on a team of seven consultants to help him research, understand, and address the changing demands of his body. He has invited his personal consultants to share some of their unique health & fitness ideas via his blog. And to help you achieve your goals, these consultants are available to answer your questions.

Annual Events

2012 Isles Mile ChallengeDavid is a coach, author, speaker, and athlete. When he turned 45 in 2008, he celebrated with an event. It was personal challenge; a feat of speed. He was going to run 20 one-mile road races, in 20 weeks, in 20 different cities throughout the United States and Canada... each under 5 minutes. It was an experience of a lifetime. Every year since, David has developed and accomplished new personal, professional, and athletic challenges. The knowledge and experiences from these events is integrated into his coaching, training, writing, and speaking.

2008 - 20/20/20<5@45
2009 - SmoothToe® New England Marathon...One Mile at a Time
2010 - Around the World in Less Than 30 Minutes
2011 - 5 Wonders Under 25 Minutes
2012 - The Isles Mile Challenge


David's latest book, Creating Amazement, is available from [view excerpt]. The book shares 20 attributes that he learned during his 2008 event, and puts into perspective what it takes to achieve truly amazing results in your own business and personal lives. His other books Play Better. Live Better. and Tennis Unlimited are also available on

David's life is dedicated to helping athletes of all ages maximize their athletic performance and achieve their personal goals. We hope that you find his efforts inspirational.

2012 Isles Mile Challenge  - Article as Published in Bermuda Now Magazine                           
Bermuda Now - November 2012 CoverIn Bermuda Now Magazine Article - Volume IV Pages 22/23           

Diane Alter followed David during the 7 weeks of the 2012 Isles Mile Challenge, receiving updates on his progress every step of the way. The article that Diane wrote following the completion of the event was published in November's Bermuda Now Magazine. View Magazine Website. View Article PDF.                   

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