Welcoming Aisling Cuffe and Collin Leibold

East Coast power couple Aisling Cuffe and Collin Leibold join PWR Lab’s Ambassador Athlete Program to prioritize running healthy and better understand the data behind overuse injuries.


About Aisling and Collin


Aisling grew up in the riverfront village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York playing multiple sports as a child. While attending Cornwall Central High School she ran cross country and track, specializing in distance running. As a senior, Aisling won the Footlocker National Cross Country Championships and set a national record in the 2 mile (9:54.22).

Aisling continued her running career at Stanford University where she studied Biology. Her success continued through college as she won the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships twice and finished runner-up at NCAA Track and Field Championships twice over the 5k distance (once indoor, once outdoor). 

After graduating from Stanford, Aisling signed a deal with Saucony and moved to Rhode Island to train under Ray Treacy. Aisling won the USATF Club Cross Country Championships last year. Her professional running resume continues to grow, and currently includes personal bests such as:

  • 4:36 for mile
  • 15:11 for 5000m
  • 33:59 for 10,000m 
Outside her own running, Aisling coaches track and cross country for two of her local high schools. 

Collin grew up in Falls Church, Virginia in an active family where weekends were spent skiing, swimming, playing tennis, or at soccer tournaments. He developed into a national-class runner while attending Gonzaga College High School, and competing at New Balance’s National Indoor and Outdoor Track Championships. 
Collin’s running success continued at Georgetown University as he placed 13th in the 5k distance at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology of Global Health and Theology, Collin continued his education studying Epidemiology at Stanford University, where he competed in his final seasons as an NCAA athlete. 
Post-collegiately, Collin ran for the Peninsula Distance Club in Palo Alto, CA and logged his personal best 5k. Best performances to date include:

  • 3:59 for mile
  • 7:53 for 3000m
  • 8:38 for 2 mile
  • 13:39 for 5000m
Now in his second year of medical school at the University of Massachusetts, he hopes to go into Family Medicine or Pediatrics. Under coach Ray Treacy, Collin is continuing his running success with Ocean State Athletic Club and recently set his new personal best (sub-4!) mile time.

Teaming Up With PWR Lab

PWR Lab’s Ambassador Athlete Program exists with a clear mission:

Together with its Ambassadors, PWR Lab will
  • raise awareness of the prevalence of preventable injuries in sport
  • equip coaches and athletes with the power to better influence development trajectories
  • shift focus toward proactive prevention of injury rather than treatment of athletes who become unnecessarily broken

Aisling and Collin were introduced to PWR Lab by their local physical therapists at Platinum PT in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. As elite athletes, Aisling and Collin are constantly riding the line between peak performance and overuse injuries. Aisling loves how PWR Lab takes the complex task of avoiding injuries and provides simplified guidance through easy-to-follow graphs and charts. She likes that PWR Lab enables her to identify exactly where her training started to go wrong before developing previous injuries. Collin recalls sitting around the dinner table with data-hungry teammates many times, trying to figure out how they could run more and run faster without getting hurt. He and his teammates dreamt of a way to predict the success of a training scheme, and Collin believes that PWR Lab is the furthest along in doing so. He’s particularly excited about helping to continually refine PWR Lab’s software capabilities.

Learn More

Collin writes a monthly newsletter for his track club. Click here to keep up with OSAC racing news and to learn fun science facts!

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Dr. Jeff Moreno
About Dr. Jeff Moreno

Jeff, co-founder of PWR Lab, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Passionate about running and playing, Jeff fundamentally loves people and movement of any kind. He strives to raise the bar in sport by finding ways to proactively prevent injuries and prioritize the long term development of athletes. He has been successful in employing a data-driven, hands-on approach to physiotherapy with National, World & Olympic Championship medalists in Track & Field from USA, China, Canada, and Mexico as well as many NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Judo, and Triathlon athletes