Waleed Suliman – Seattle Running Coach

From: $120.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

A coach/professional runner ready to help you start your journey into the running world and reach your desired goals.



Seattle running coach and professional runner Waleed Suliman specializes in coaching beginners beginners working towards goals in the 5K, 10K, Half and Full marathon. Waleed can also help with including cross training workouts and helping runners return to running post injuries. Reach out to Waleed to get started!

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LEVELS: Beginner
TYPES: Road, Track
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours


I specialize in coaching beginners reach their desired goal in the 5K, 10K, Half and Full marathon. I also have extensive experience in forming cross training workouts and return to running protocol post injuries such as stress reaction, stress fracture, shin splints, etc.


Some of the key components that shape my coaching decisions are your goals, what level you are at, and how running fits into your daily life. I believe that each plan should be customized to the runner’s specific needs. Regardless of who you are, I will make coaching decisions that push you to work hard while making sure that you are enjoying the process.


I started my coaching career in 2018 at a summer running camp for kids aged 10-18 in Birmingham, AL. There, I was in charge of writing the training program and the fun activities for the day. Following that, I have coached a few of my close friends and helped them reach their desired goals.


I was born and raised in Amman, Jordan. In the 90s, my parents fled the war in Darfur, Sudan, and found refuge in Jordan before relocating to the United States in 2014. Richmond, VA became my new hometown; that’s where I learned how to speak English (I am fluent in Arabic) and learned about the American culture and way of living.

Things I like:

  • I listen to music A LOT, I could name you at least one artist or band from any genre of music.
  • I collect vinyl; I keep a list on my phone.
  • I enjoy cooking, and my favorite type of food is Mediterranean cuisine.
  • I am what you might call “A Petrolhead” I enjoy learning about the automotive industry and watching Formula 1.


My current and past teammates who always made sure that we enjoyed running no matter how hard the workouts could be.

All of my coaches who I have been lucky to work with, they encouraged me to become the best version of myself year after year on and off the track.


I have raced every event from 400m to 10k and learned many suitable lessons throughout the years. One of the most important is planning a strategy before every race. For example, you do not want to go too fast and hit a wall, nor do you want to go out slow and then realize that you have too much left in the tank at the end of the race. I’ve had experience doing both and that contributes to the knowledge I have as a coach.


  • 800m: 1:47.00
  • 1500m: 3:36.5
  • 1 Mile: 3:55.6
  • 3k: 7:54.5
  • 5k: 13:51
  • 8k XC: 22:55
  • 10k XC: 29:57


  • 2018 NCAA D1 (DMR) Indoors 2nd team All-American (9th)
  • 2018 NCAA XC D1 1st team All-American (36th)
  • 2019 NCAA D1 (1 Mile) Indoors 2nd team All-American (9th)
  • 2019 NCAA XC D1 1st team All-American (20th)
  • 2021 NCAA (1MILE) Indoors D1 1st team All-American (3rd)
  • 2021 NCAA (1500M) Outdoors D1 1st team All-American (3rd)
  • 2021 Olympic Trials (1500m) finalist (9th)


Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
Describe your ideal coach/athlete relationship.
Any questions/comments for Team RunRun or the Coach in general?



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