Coach Barker

Coach Meghan started working with Coach Barker in 2015. Here is her story:

“I needed help to get to places with my running that I couldn’t get myself. He challenges me physically and mentally to be the best athlete I can be in pursuit of my running goals and dreams. I am excited to see what I am capable of next under his guidance besides the many PRs and races he has already helped me to achieve! The best is yet to come. Check out his book! I hope he too inspires and motivates the runner in you” – Meghan Roth 2:47 Marathoner


Dennis Barker is coach and writer, author of The River Road.

From 2001-2016 I coached 24 U.S. National Champions, including an Olympian & 2 USATF Running Circuit Champions, at 1500 meters, 3000 meters and 10,000 meters on the track; the mile, 10k, 15k, 10 mile, half-marathon, 20k, 25k and marathon on the road; 4k, 6k, 8k and 10k in cross country.  Athletes I coached qualified for 30 U.S. national teams competing in IAAF World Championships in cross country, indoor track, outdoor track and road, and achieved 73 top three finishes in U.S. Championships.