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Tom Seabourne, Ph.D.
Tom Seabourne, Ph.D. has been a two-time All-American member of the United States Taekwondo Team and a National International AAU Taekwondo Champion. He was an ESPN Professional Karate Association full-contact karate winner, varsity tennis player at Penn State, and a USPTA tennis pro. Dr. Seabourne currently holds 4 ultra-distance cycling World Records.
He finished in the top ten in the Race Across America (RAAM). Dr. Seabourne is certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Cooper Clinic, and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He traveled to 40 major cities in 1998 providing conferences and expos on topics including: women and metabolism, awesome abs, lower back programs, strength training for women, strength training for older adults, sport psychology, mind/body unity, athletic programming, exercise analysis, fitness updates, programs for children, and programming for the shoulders and knees.
He writes a weekly fitness column in the Longview News Journal (80,000 readers) entitled Your Personal Trainer. He also writes a column in The Mount Pleasant Tribune (8000 readers) titled The Fitness Connection. He enjoys promoting fitness once a week on his radio call-in talkshow called Total Fitness.
* winner: RAAM Open West * finished in top ten in the Race Across America (RAAM) * Oklahoma State 24-hour cycling record: 458 miles * holder of two Texas state cycling records * holder of Arkansas and Louisiana state cycling records * national 12-hour record holder: 229 miles * 1995 24-hour Texas State Cycling Champion.
* commendation from the United States House of Representatives Scholarship athlete * played number one on high school tennis team and number four on Penn State University tennis team * Pennsylvania District II doubles champion.
* two-time national heavyweight tae kwon do champion * runner-up in the World Taekwondo Championships * two-time North American and Pan American Champion * two-time All American Athlete * ESPN PKA Full Contact Champion
As a two-time National AAU Taekwondo Champion, Silver Medalist in the World Championships, and ESPN Professional Karate Association winner, Dr. Seabourne has been in Sports Illustrated magazine 3 times. Ultimately, he was featured as the Sports Illustrated Athlete of the Month.
- The Race to Nowhere, January 15, 2009