P.S. I never wear hats.   

P.S. I never wear hats.



Personal Bests

  • Mile: 4:20
  • 3000m: 8:32
  • 5,000m: 14:47
  • 10,000m: 31:24
  • Half Marathon: 1:12:11
  • Marathon: 2:41:05

Lives in Penrose, North Carolina

USATF Level I certified

Married to Macy Latter; father of Aspen (5) and Willow (2)






Philip Latter

Founder, The Running Syndicate

The co-author of Faster Road Racing (Human Kinetics, 2015) and a former senior writer at Running Times, Latter has been fortunate to travel to Kenya to study the world's best marathoners, has spent time with Olympians and their coaches, and worked with hundreds of high school, college, and post-collegiate runners.

Latter set 4 school records at UNC-Asheville before transitioning into coaching. At the age of 23 he took over the Radford University cross country program, leading the Highlanders to their highest finish in 12 years. Following his wife's medical career, he then moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, where his coaching philosophy greatly expanded under the guidance of legendary high school coach Chris Suppes. Working together, Suppes and Latter led Fort Collins High School to 3rd (girls) and 4th (boys) place rankings in the nation. 

Moving back to the mountains of western North Carolina in 2011, Latter took over at tiny Swain County High School. In his three years he took the girls' program from non-existent to 3rd in the state, before helping that core group with a state title in the 4x800.

After moving to the one-time running mecca of Brevard in the summer of 2015, Latter found his greatest personal success, leading the girls to a 2A State Championship. 

His post-collegiate athletes fared just as well, with Aaron Saft winning multiple trail titles and Dave Workman placing in the top 10 at the prestigious Shut-In Trail Race.

Latter has continued to train and raced well, running a 1:12 half marathon last November.