Archive for January, 2013
Maurice Peoples is the two time U.S. Champion at 400 meters on the track. He shared legendary stories about getting to the 1972 Olympic Trials, the Olympics in Munich, Germany, and running as a rabbit for an 800 meter race in Europe.
Brad Lupien came in studio to chat about the Teen Adventure Challenge. Over 800 kids from schools throughout Southern California will be gathering at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, California on April 20th to kayak, mountain bike, rock climb, and learn the skills associated with leadership and team building. GREAT program. More info is at www.teenadventurechallenge.com
Deena Kastor has a bronze medal from the 2004 Athens Olympic Marathon, a 2:19:36 American Record for the distance, marathon wins in both Chicago and London, and a love of the sport that began when she was 11 years old and running the trails of the Santa Monica Mountains. On March 17th America’s most decorated female runner will be running a marathon for the first time ever in Southern California when she toes the line at Dodger Stadium for the LA Marathon.
Ryan Hall has run a 59:43 for the half marathon and 2:04:58 for the marathon. But after qualifying for his second Olympic Marathon team in January, the rest of his 2012 season was clouded with injuries and he ended up dropping out of the Olympic Marathon about 11 miles in. Ryan is one of our favorite guests because he is never afraid to talk about his setbacks and how he is dealing with them, physically and psychologically. For 2013 he has a new coach, he’s finally healthy, and he’s about to head off to Kenya to train with the best runners in the world.
Michael Arnstein is 36 years old and is a father of three. He completed the Ironman in Hawaii four times with a personal best of 9:38, and has run some of the legendary ultra events like Badwater and the Leadville 100 and has a 100 mile PR of 12:57. In April he will run Boston for the 18th time in a row and he has completed over 100 marathons. So how does a guy go from a 2:45 marathon to a 2:28? Michael eats only fruits and vegetables -he is a Fruitarian- and he feels that has made all the difference in the world.