Coaching, Training, Camps.

USATF Certified Level 1 Coach Dorota Gruca has been a professional distance runner for over twenty five years running races all over the world. She grew up in a rural village in Poland, shared time living in Poland and the U.S. since 1998 and has lived and trained in New Mexico, since 2009.

Dorota has held 2 Poland National Records in the 5K and 10K, won 15 Poland National titles and 10 Bronze and Silver finishes. In 2004 she won the Gran Marathon Pacifico in Mexico in a time of 2:28:48 – which is still the fastest time on record for women.  Dorota qualified for and represented Poland in the European and World Championships including 2005 World Championships Marathon (Helsinki, 2:27:47 PR), and 2008 Beijing Olympics (2:33:32).

Dorota has also produced a very successful Masters career in the U.S., running 5K to Marathons since 2010 with 3-Peat wins in Carlsbad 5000 and Bloomsday 12K (2012-2014). She also became a founding board member of Las Cruces Running Club in 2011, was a volunteer Coach for the Las Cruces Running Group and also volunteered as High School Cross Country Coach, while pursing her Education Degree at New Mexico State University.  She is currently enrolled at the University of New Mexico. Since moving to Albuquerque with her husband in 2014, Dorota has opened her home to Professional Athletes from Poland providing Sport Camp altitude training, accommodations, and personal coaching. Dorota is a USATF L1 Certified Coach since 2011 and competitive Masters Runner.

In 2015 she achieved her dream of running the Boston Marathon where she finished 3rd place Masters and now wants to help other runners achieve their own dreams and goals. In her time off Dorota enjoys exploring New Mexico and traveling.

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