Peter De La Cerda

Peter lives with his wife and five children in Alamosa, CO, where he teaches 7th grade social studies and has coached at Alamosa High School (15 years XC and 7 years track).

He is a 2X NCAA Individual National Champion (5000m Indoor ’93, 10,000m Outdoor ’93) and 11X All American.

Peter was inducted in three Hall of Fames: Adams State HOF (2X), RMAC HOF, NCAA D-2 HOF and inducted into RMAC All Century Cross Country Team 2009.  Post collegiately, Peter was a 2X US National Road Champion, 2000 US Olympic Marathon Trials Runner Up, World University Team Member 1997 (Italy), and ranked Top 3 in the Marathon in the US 2000 & 2001.

Peter has coached both men and women semi-pros/pro runners and others, served as an agent for many pro-runners, and during his high school coaching as an assistant coach, his teams at  Alamosa HS have celebrated 5 XC Championship Teams, 3x 4×800 team titles, and 8 regional team titles.  During his coaching of the Penguins Track Club (Penguin XC and Track team) they have produced 10 All-Americans and 1 National Champion.

Peter has been selected for seven World Teams: World University Team, 3 Half Marathon Teams, 1 World Team for the marathon, World Relay Marathon and World Mountain Team.