I’m Mason Coppi. I started running in 2011 and immediately fell in love with the sport. I love running’s challenges, endorphin highs, simplicity, and community. Now I want to give back to the community that has been so supportive of me by helping others on their own running journeys.
In college, I practically majored in running, earning a B.S. in Health Sciences at Furman University. For my major I took courses in nutrition, biomechanics, exercise science, kinesiology, and completed a personal training internship. As a Research Assistant in Furman’s Human Performance Laboratory, I conducted and presented research to help advance the sport by studying running power output. As a NCAA D1 Athlete, I competed in multiple NCAA national championships in cross country and earned a 13:57 5K PR on the track. I am currently competing as a mountain and trail runner, winning the 2023 Xterra Marathon World Championships, placing 4th in the 2022 Whiteface USA Mtn Championship, and representing team USA at the 2022 WMTRC classic mountain race in Chiang Mai Thailand.
Outside of running, my interests include espresso, movie soundtracks, karaoke, dancing, magical realism novels, the historical significance of pirates, illustration, hummus, ceramics, cooking, granola, and peanut butter.