US 12k National Champion
5th Place Olympic Trials 10k
I’m a big believer in long term progression. Sure, anyone can improve quite a bit when they’re first getting into running, but in order to get the absolute most out of your natural ability, you should focus on the big picture. I like to look at people’s long term goal, and mapping out a way to get there!
Part of why I believe in long term progression is because I experienced it. From not being recruited by division 1 schools coming out of high school, I developed into a very good collegiate runner; and now have been a professional runner for the last 8 years.
I want to help runners who are in it for the long haul. They should be motivated to reach some goals right away, but also patient to know that their top performances may be years and years away. Being able to enjoy the process of running instead of just the outcomes will help them stay motivated and consistent in the long run.
Aaron is ready to help you
They say that in life half the battle is showing up, and for Aaron Braun that’s meant showing up again and again, putting in the work, living at the doorstep of breakthroughs and podium finishes, with consistency that many professional runners would dream of duplicating.
A runner could be forgiven for easing up after starting off college by winning a national championship, but that’s not how Aaron got here or what focuses him towards the future. A father of two, Aaron knows his abilities and walks the line where successful runners live: pushing hard enough to improve while avoiding blowing up by failure or injury.
His self-awareness and control was on primetime display this fall as he led the Chicago Marathon on national television. While the other elites decided to ease off the pace, Aaron knew his abilities and goals for the day, forging out ahead of the pack to ensure he’d maximize the opportunity. He finished in 2:13 for 12th out of 40,000+.
During his career he’s collected national runner-up finishes at many distances on the roads, breaking through for the 2013 National 12k Championship.
Aaron looks forward to helping others find the focus and drive necessary to produce the consistency that has defined his career.
College: Adam's State
At Division II Powerhouse Adam’s State, Aaron was a 6-time individual/relay National Champion in addition to 3-time Team National Champion.
2012 Olympic Trials
At the 2012 Olympic Trials, Aaron narrowly missed a spot on Team USA by placing 5th in the 10k with a time of 27:41.
National Champion: 2013 US 12k
After a series of 2nd and 3rd place finished at National Championships, Aaron finally notched his first National Title at the highly competitive US 12k, missing the American Record by only 2 seconds!
2017 Chicago Marathon
After a bit of a break, Aaron came back in 2017 with a 12th place finish at the Chicago Marathon, running 2:13, just 1 min outside of his PR.