The Coach

Coach Tony Estes is well known throughout the Topeka, Lawrence, and Manhattan regional communities as a top masters class distance runner, having earned many overall, age group, and Masters Division awards while competing in hundreds of distance events throughout the US and UK over the course of the past decade.   To date, he has completed 13 marathons (all Boston Qualifiers) including running in the 100th and 104th Boston Marathon in 1996 and 2000.

He is cofounder and has volunteered as CO-director of the
Winnie Hesse Memorial Run for the Heart the past seven years, assisting and motivating many area runners and walkers in beginning a fitness program or in taking their existing program to the next level, while providing an exemplary forum for their participation.

As a Personal Trainer certified by the Interactive Fitness Trainers of America, Coach Estes will share his knowledge and experience with you by developing a personalized individual training program, that will guide a beginner to the right road of healthy, beneficial exercise, and redirect a veteran runner to achieve new levels of success never before realized.

Tony Estes (1221) turns from Commonwealth Ave to Hereford St. as he nears the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2021
Official Time: 2:45:14.
Net Time: 2:44:59
Overall Place: 258 of 15680
Gender Place: 237 of 10207
Masters Division Place: 33 of 3753