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Dorota Gruca


 Dorota Gruca, professional distance runner for over twenty five years running races all over the world is now Coach Gruca helping runners improve health and performance. Dorota grew up in a village in Poland, shared time living in Poland and the U.S. for ten years, then lived and trained in Las Cruces, NM, USA and now Albuquerque. From 5Ks to marathons, local events to National Championships, 2005 World Championships and 2008 Olympics, road races and on the track she has done it all. Dorota won many races along the way and now continues to maintain form as a leading female distance running coach with Bolton Endurance Sports Training today!



2008 Beijing Olympic Games Marathon 2:33:32 30th place
2005 Helsinki IAAF World Marathon Championships
     2:27:47 13th place
Winner 2004 Mazatlan Marathon 2:28:49
     (Mexico National Record Time + $100,000 prize)
Poland National Record Holder 10,000m 31:52 2004-2013
2 times Poland National Record Holder 5000 & 10,000 meters
15 times Poland National Champion 5K to Marathon
    USATF Member and USATF Level I Certified Coach

Distance Running Coach Bolton Endurance Sports Training

Personal Record Times

 3000M 9:09.35 Lublin, Poland 1st 2000
5000M 15:18:75 Los Angeles 1st 2004
10,000M 31:52:17 Police, Poland 1st 2004
15K 50:50 Pila, Poland 1st 1999
10-Mile 54:21 Chicago, IL 3rd 2003
Half-Marathon 1:11:56 Berlin, Germany 3rd 2000
Marathon 2:27:47 World IAAF Helsinki 13th 2005 

  Masters Personal Records:
  5K 16:40 2013 Carlsbad 5000
10K 34:35 2013 Crescent City Classic
12K 42:50 2012 Bloomsday Spokane
15K 53:30 2012 Mountain to Fountain
10 Mile 57:35 2013 Crim Festival
Half Marathon 1:15:25 R'NR' Philadelphia 2013
Marathon 2:43:38 California International Sacramento 2013

Dorota Gruca Founding Member

Las Cruces Running Club

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