Tag: american running
Yin and Yang; long and short; AJ Acosta and the man who ran 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 states, Dean Karnazes. Karno, as always, was an awesome interview. The guy can actually run on water!
The first non-African to run sub 27:00 for 10,000 meters, America’s Chris Solinsky, came on to chat about his career and his American Record setting run . Believe it or not, the 10,000 he ran on May 1st at Stanford was his first ever 10,000. Not a bad debut! Co-hosting this time around was the 2010 Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack. Solinsky and McCormack are both considered too large to be successful at their chosen profession. Solinsky is 6’1” and 160 pounds and towers over his competitors at 5,000 and 10,000 while Macca, at 175 pounds, is the heaviest man to ever win in Kona. There was obviously a lot of mutual respect going on during the conversation.
Always one of our favorite guests, 2:13 marathoner Josh Cox came on to chat about everything from Comrades to what makes Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi so special to Chris Lieto’s chances to run 2:55 in Kona this year and win the Ironman.
Top American marathoner Ryan Hall has come down from altitude to San Diego to work on his speed. During our interview he put out a cool idea. He wants to team up with Michael Phelps and Lance Armstrong for charity to see how fast the three of them can get through an Ironman, relay style. How sweet would it be to see that happen?
Milena Glusac was one of the premiere runners in the nation in high school and followed that up with a collegiate career at the University of Oregon where she was a seven time NCAA All-American. In 2001 she won US titles at 20K, 25K and the half marathon and in 2002 she ran 2:31:14 at the New York City Marathon. After that, health issues took over her life and she is just now getting back into running again. Her story is one that all young runners can learn from.
Jim Ryun was the first high school runner to break the 4:00 minute mile and as a senior ran 3:55.3, a mark that stood for 36 years. The three time Olympian and 1500 meter silver medalist came on with us to go through his unbelievable career. What an awesome interview!
Lukas Verzbicas is a very special young man. He won the Footlocker Cross Country Championship as a sophomore and he broke the high school indoor record for 5,000 meters with a 14:18.42. But the best part? The 17 year old is actually a better triathlete than runner. The last time we had someone this special come into the multisport world, he was a 20-year old triathlete and cyclist by the name of Lance Armstrong.
Dean Karnazes, the UltraMarathon Man, came on to discuss his 500 mile ElliptiGO trip from Northern Cal to the Honda LA Marathon and his next goal: To run a marathon in all 207 of the world’s countries all in one year.