Mahon to leave British Athletics Endurance post

British Athletics has today confirmed that Lead Endurance Coach Terrence Mahon is leaving his post based at the Loughborough Institute and will return to the USA later this year.

Mahon, who was appointed in Autumn 2012 has overseen a key transition period for the event group during the post home Games year developing the programme plans for the period leading up to the 2016 Games and 2017 IAAF World Championships.

Mahon said: “I am pleased to have worked closely with some very talented British coaches and support staff during this period in implementing a multi-faceted approach to training - including all aspects of the sports science and medical team in place at the national performance Institute.

“There is a talented body of endurance coaches in the UK not to mention world class individuals such as Barry Fudge who plays such a crucial part in Mo Farah’s success, and there is no reason why that success cannot grow.

“I wish everyone at British Athletics the best in the run up to 2016, and will follow GB athletes’ progress in future.”

British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black said:

“Terrence has worked hard in what has been a challenging post 2012 year to align our endurance programmes going forward towards 2016 and 2017, and I thank him for his contribution to British Athletics this year.

“We have some exciting plans for our endurance programme including some key opportunities for our home grown coaches going forwards, and I look forward to outlining these plans very soon.”