Meet your Couch to Race Day program training team

Learn who will help you on your training journey

The Norton Sports Health training team is here to help you complete the Couch to Race program safely to avoid injuries. Our team includes orthopedic surgeons and nonsurgical orthopedic physicians specializing in sports health, along with athletic trainers, nutritionists and physical therapists with specialized experience in caring for athletes. Our goal is to help you get the most from your training and achieve optimal performance and fitness by incorporating cross training, flexibility, conditioning and good nutrition into your routine.

Stephanie FishStephanie Fish, program coordinator

Stephanie Fish found her love for running in 1999 while a student at the University of South Carolina, where she served as the school’s mascot, “Cocky.”

The rigors of being a college mascot motivated her to increase her stamina and athleticism, which led to her running her first 10k race. Since then, Stephanie has completed multiple 5k and 10k races, 13 half-marathons, two full marathons, five 200-mile relays and eight triathlons. She is a leader of Derby City Run Club and head coach of the Louisville Collegiate School girls’ varsity cross country team.

Stephanie was an official pacer for the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon in 2017 and currently serves as the training program coordinator for the Norton Sports Health Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon Training Program. She also is a certified yoga instructor and avid dog lover. She serves as an event coordinator for Norton Sports Health and the Norton Healthcare Foundation.

Robin Curry Robin Curry, M.D., nonsurgical orthopedics and sports medicine

Dr. Curry currently is a team physician for Bellarmine University, Jefferson County Public Schools and Louisville Collegiate School, and previously served as a team physician for the University of Louisville. She is an avid runner and has served as medical co-director for the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon and Ironman Louisville, as well as on the Norton Sports Health training team.

Ryan Modlinski

Ryan E. Modlinski, M.D., nonsurgical orthopedics and sports medicine

Dr. Modlinski is a team physician for Bellarmine University, Spalding University, Jefferson County Public Schools and Kentucky Country Day School. He has served as team physician for many high school and college sports teams, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, minor league baseball, semipro football, rugby and the Marine Corps Marathon, among others. Dr. Modlinski has served as medical co-director for the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon and Ironman Louisville.

Norton Sports Health Couch to Race program for preparing for a 5k or 10k

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