Quick Facts

  •  Performance Consultant to professional sports teams from around the globe. Has worked with teams and individuals in the NBA, MLB, International Rugby, MLS, and more.
  • Coach to Olympians, World Championship qualifiers, and six individual Top 10 finishers at Major Marathons (Boston, NY, Chicago).
  • Writer on the science of performance including  books (Peak Performance), The Passion Paradox, and The Science of Running.
  • Lecturer in Exercise Science and Strength and Conditioning at St. Mary’s University (UK).
  • Media: has appeared on major TV (BBC, CNN, and more), major print media (The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, National Geographic, Wired) and numerous radio shows and podcasts around the world.

Interested in consulting, mentoring, or one-on-one coaching, contact Steve here.

About Steve Magness20150527-doping-magness

Steve Magness is a performance coach, author, and lecturer.

Steve is a world-renowned expert on performance, having coached numerous professional athletes to Olympic and world championship levels. Steve has coached seven athletes top Top-15 finishes at a World Championship, twelve athletes to births on the World Championship or Olympic teams, and guided over twenty-five Olympic Trials Qualifiers. Recently, he helped guide Roberta Groner, a 41-year old full-time nurse, to 6th place at the 2019 World Championships in the marathon. He has worked with professional sports teams and individual athletes on mental skills and toughness, including some of the top professional teams in sport.

Steve was a columnist for Running Times magazine and has also had his writing appear in Runner’s World, Wired, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and NY Mag. In addition to his own writing, Steve’s expertise on elite sport and performance has been featured in the New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Men’s Health, The Guardian, Business Insider, and ESPN The Magazine.


B.S. University of Houston 2008 (Exercises Science) Suma Cum Laude Graduate
M.S. George Mason University 2011 (EFHP-Exercise Science)

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