Meet Phil Coppess: Road Racing Legend

  • February 28, 2019
  • Big Grove Brewery & Taproom- Iowa City
  • Website
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Join us for an inspiring night: Mike Jay, founder of Track Guy and Lead Announcer of the Drake Relays, will lead a conversation and meet and greet with Phil Coppess!

Phil Coppess is an Iowa and US road racing legend. A common ordinary factory worker in Iowa who never gave up on his dream, Coppess is an inspiration. Squeezing training runs in between factory shifts, while being a single parent of three children, Coppess never made excuses.

In 1985, during this prime, he was one of the top 20 American marathoners ever. Track and Field News named him the US Marathoner of the year in 1985, as well. He was also selected American Road Runner of the Year by Road Runners Club of America. Meet Phil Coppess and hear all about his life and achievements as a talented road racer!

Track Guy will be donating 2 pairs of running shoes to deserving young athletes during the event.

Meet Phil Coppess: Road Racing Legend
  • 1225 S Gilbert St
  • Iowa City, IA 52240
  • February 28, 2019
  • Big Grove Brewery & Taproom- Iowa City
  • Free