Todd Coffin was born and raised in Bath, Maine, and began running competitively at age 12. He was an All-American at Colby College and won the national steeplechase title in 1983. Following a masters in geology at Purdue University, Todd ran for Nike Team Texas and Nike Boston, and posted his personal-best marathon of 2:19.38 at the Houston-Tenneco Marathon in 1989. Todd was as an assistant cross country coach at Bowdoin, and later returned to Colby as head coach of the menís cross country and track & field teams from 2003 to 2006. He was inducted into the Maine Running Hall of Fame in 2003 and serves on its board of directors. Todd consults on environmental matters across the US and abroad, and currently resides in Freeport, Maine.
"After my Dad was killed in an auto accident, I was adrift and lacked a sense of purpose - then I discovered running."