An avid runner since college, Krista Dugosh practices what she sells at Fleet Feet Murfreesboro. Krista is a Board Certified Pedorthist who will help solve your problems in or related to the foot and lower limb. She is an expert in fitting the correct shoe to your foot, and can recommend the correct insert if one is required. She chose Murfreesboro to open her Fleet Feet store because of the hometown feel and "awesome people."
Krista's Exercise Tip? "Start your programs conservatively, you'll be more likely to stick with it! Don't overdo it and over-train. Injuries are yuck!"
Born and raised in Middle Tennessee, Paul graduated from Riverdale High and studied Biology at MTSU. He was a competitive mountain biker during mountain biking's hayday of the mid 90's then transitioned into road cycling, competitive running, and triathlons. Paul still rides recreationally but now races mostly in running events from 5k distance to 1/2 marathons. However, Paul occasionally races in area triathlons as well. He serves as head coach for our triathlon program and loves to see people succeed in his personal passions.
Fred ran competitively for 30 years in distances from 1500 meters to the half-marathon. Now, he is an avid fitness walker who enjoys the company of his dog, Sophie, who loves the greenway and hopping in the river to cool off. With almost 30 years experience in the athletic retail industry, including the Athletic Attic, the Athlete’s Foot and Sport Seasons, Fred feels he has come full circle and is again enjoying helping customers live healthy lifestyles.
Gail moved to Murfreesboro from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada in March of 2012. Gail trained for her first half-marathon 13 years ago to ‘keep a friend company’ and hasn’t stopped since. She has run several half-marathons and marathons including New York/Chicago and her most favorite - Boston – qualifying and running in 2007 and 2008 and has another attempt planned for 2014. When she’s not at Fleet Feet, coaching, or running with her crew around Murfreesboro, she can be found chasing her two adorable granddaughters anywhere and everywhere they want to go. Gail spent 14 years as a swim coach (and instructor) in Ontario and has coached swimmers from development to national level. She loves to share any and all words of wisdom she has acquired to other athletes when and wherever possible. “With all the running we do here, you HAVE to share stories.” SEE you on the Greenway !!!
Penny has lived in Murfreesboro since 2000, moving to TN from Virginia. Six years ago, she started running with a friend after never thinking she would become a runner. Since then, she has ran 1 full marathon and 7 half marathons, numerous 5K's and 10K's. She enjoys her cats, embroidery and reading. Penny also home schools her two children.
Michelle Keel was born and raised in South Africa. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2001 to pursue an education at Kennesaw State University in the field of early childhood education. Shortly after coming to the United States, she met her now husband, who got her into running. She has run ever since. Recently they moved to Murfreesboro where she met the staff of Fleet Feet and decided to be apart of the team! Along with running, Michelle is an avid camper and enjoys traveling with her fun family.
Lyle was born and raised in NY. He ran track and cross country since the 6th grade. In his time throughout high school he became a League, Section, County, State and Federation Champion in his mid distance races of the Cross country seasons, 800m and 1000m. These led to his first college at SUNY Delhi where he became an NJCAA 10 time all All American honors athlete as well as 6 National Champion titles. That journey led him to finish his athletic career via scholarship at MTSU as an NCAA Conference Champion. He now has his degree in Exercise Science and is the Group Fitness Manager at Gold's Gym Downtown as a Les Mills Bodyattack Instructor and a Les Mills GRIT Coach. His life is with fitness, good health, and making sure his athletes and customers walk out in a great fitting shoe.
Alejandro has been active all of his life. He started by playing soccer as a young child. He fell in love with the active lifestyle and now does it as his career. He is married to a professional chef and they have a little boy. Together they both enjoy the outdoors as a family -- whether that be camping, running, or just enjoying festivals. Alejandro can't wait to share stories with you all, as well as motivate you to "Be the Movement"!
Demetria recently moved from Morrison to Christiana with her husband Ray and their miniature schnauzer Lila. Four years ago, she started running after a friend, who is a double amputee did the Army Ten Miler with a hand crank bike shortly after he was injured in Afghanistan. Since then, she has completed the Marine Corps Marathon, numerous half marathons and other distances. Just like with every runner, she continues to chase that PR. She is a huge supporter for our wounded heroes. She loves hitting the gym and spin class as much as she loves hitting the pavement.
I started my running career in high school cross country and track. I continued through college and my work years to maintain my fitness. I worked as a forester for 32 years with the federal government and the running fitness kept me eligible to be a wild land firefighter until my retirement. In 1999, I set a goal to complete a marathon before I turned 50 and before 2000 so I completed the Tucson Marathon in December, 1999. I met my wife Diana Bibeau at that race and we finished together in 3:45. I have now completed 98 marathons in 48 states plus DC. I have been involved with the local running community for the past 14 years. When I first moved here, I joined the Nashville Striders and participated in many of their races. As a member of the Striders, I began to volunteer regularly at local races and got to know many members of the running community.
Linda started walking in 2006 with a friend as a way to get healthy and stay fit. In 2008 she participated in her first 5K. She found her passion was running. Since that time she has done many 5K,10K, half, and full marathons as well as 2 triathlons and a Dopey challenge in Disney World. She is a 2 time Boston qualifier. Linda also enjoys pacing half marathons. Her motto is run fast or run slow but never out run your love of running. In 2015 she completed the RRCA coaching certificate course and started coaching for Fleet Feet Murfreesboro. Outside of running she likes to cycle, spend time with her husband and their two teenage boys.
My name is Evan Fortune, and I have worked with Fleet Feet Sports for over two years. Seven years ago I began running to lose weight, and I fell in love with the sport! I have run two marathons, many halves and several shorter distance events. I also like to ride and plan to participate in triathlons in the future.
Originally from Chicago, Christy has lived in middle Tennessee most of her life. She is married to her husband, Alan, and they moved to Mt. Juliet in 2014. Her passion is motivating new runners and watching them achieve their goals! Her hobbies include international travel, hiking, painting and gardening.