Brad Popple joins our Elite Team of ambassadors as an Ultra-Distance Runner. Brad currently lives and trains in Pittsburgh, PA. He routinely competes in races ranging from 5K to 100 miles. Brad constantly pushes the limits of his body to areas he has not seen before. His determination for the sport, his joy for spreading his love for running with anyone who wants to learn, and his artistic perspective is what makes him such a unique addition to the Cocoa Elite family.
Brad’s life mantra is:
“when you can overcome homelessness and living through not wanting to live, every run is a gift, and I plan to get the most out of every stride.”
Running for Brad is another form of artistic expression and anyone who has seen him race would say the same. A former 2-mile state champion and collegiate stand-out at Lenoir Rhyne University,. Brad has since shifted his focus to Ultra-marathons. He has assimilated well into the Elite field placing 2nd at The Wheymouth Woods 100k and top ten placings at the Grand Canyon 50 and World End Ultra.
When not tending to managerial duties at Fleet Feet Pittsburgh, Brad spends time coaching youth cross country, writing music and poetry.
Brad’s other great passion in life is his “best good friend, co-pilot, and world’s best sidekick,” Taisha Popple.
We are so happy to welcome Brad Popple to our Cocoa Elite team of Ambassadors.