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I joined FACT in May 2015, having just run the LA marathon that March in 4:17. My PRs have consistently improved over the last 4 years, with my current marathon PR of 2:58 being set at CIM in December 2018.

Through working with Coach Armand, I have learnt to incorporate his training principles allowing me to ramp up my training significantly in an injury free manner. In addition, the in-person group dynamic has helped create more consistency and accountability in our twice a week workouts. I am also an RRCA Certified Coach.


Michael Cheung


I began to run with Coach Armand & F.A.C.T in January of 2017, but I’ve known coach since I was 17 years old. He was one of the coaches at LACC where I ran across Country. I decided to go back to Coach Armand because I wanted to PR at the 2017 Boston Marathon & I did I got a 3:30, a 3 minute PR from my previous marathon. Coach has helped me become more consistent and apply myself with a training program; doing so has also kept me injury free. I continue to train with Coach Armand & F.A.C.T the group is fun to be with and it’s awesome that we can push and encourage each other. PR 3:20 Chicago 2019


Mayra L. Garcia


Joined FACT in December 2017

Marathon PR 3:40:32 (12thin age group)

10k PR 45:40 (3rd in age group)

Being a part of FACT has helped me improve my running first and foremost by giving me the confidence to go for bigger and more challenging goals through consistency of training. Working with Coach Armand on safely building my base and avoiding injury on the way to achieving those goals has fostered a more focused discipline to the sport. In addition, the training partners I have found on the FACT team have been instrumental in my improvement – they continue to push and inspire me, and I have learned so much from them. Part of the beauty of the FACT team is its diversity – I am able to train with people from all ends of the age and speed spectrum, and each person is equally valuable in raising us all to the next level.

Michelle Blair


Started FACT in 2016 PR Boston 3:24, 2014 PR Mountains To Beach 1/2 1:24. California International Marathon Sacramento 2018 PR 2:52. 2018 Los Angeles Rock & Roll 1/2 PR 1:22


Chloe Fata 

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