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.

In his fifties, 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 EventsNaxos, Greece

When David 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.

For the next four years, David developed and accomplished new personal, professional, and athletic challenges. Now 52, he is at it again for his final event – The Greek Islands Adventure. This new 15-day, 5-race event has its own challenges including: 16 hours of air travel, 37 hours of boat travel, hilly island running conditions, short recovery between races, and every mile-long race needs to be completed in under 5 minutes (or it has to be re-run on a different island). You can follow David's training and event progress on his Blog.

Previous Events:
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
2015 - The Greek Islands Adventure


  Date Island Country Time Zone Status Time Link
1. 07/01/15 Santorini
Greece GMT +2
Completed 4:45.21 Blog
2. 07/03/15 Folegandros
Greece            GMT +2
4:52.62 Blog
3. 07/06/15 Ios Greece            GMT +2 Completed
4:45.04 Blog
4. 07/09/15 Naxos
Greece GMT +2
4:41.98 Blog
5. 07/12/15 Amorgos
Greece GMT +2
4:42.23 Blog

The Greek Islands Adventure was successfully completed in five (5) one-mile races each under 5 minutes.

The knowledge and experiences from these events are integrated into David's coaching, training, writing, and speaking. His 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.

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 with strength/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. Watch the 1-minute DVD video trailer to learn more   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
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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.     
One Mile Runner in Running Free Magazine - Images of Inspiration 

2010 August - Running Free

August 2009
Pages 30/31
August 2010
Pages 32/33
September 2011
Pages 32/33
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