Tag: Boston Marathon
Ryan Hall was the first American runner to go under an hour for the half marathon (59:43), has gone 2:04:58 at Boston, and is a two-time Olympian. When Meb Keflezighi broke away from the field in Boston last week, Ryan became the patron of the peloton to help keep the American runners in the chase pack from helping to close the gap. Ryan, as always, was a great interview as we discussed Boston, his time training in Ethiopia, and his plans for the rest of 2014.
Frank Shorter’s gold medal in the marathon back in 1972 is considered the catalyst for the first running boom. He was also one of the first world class runners to train on the bike, weight train, and race duathlons. Frank is a great interview!
On April 15th, after the Red Sox game had finished late that morning, Heather Abbott and some of her friends were walking into the Forum Bar near the Boston Marathon finish line when the second of two explosions blew her into the restaurant, and her life changed forever. She ended up having her left leg amputated below the knee. Ten months after losing her leg, Heather came on the show to talk about how she is doing and where she is today.
To keep his streak going, each year Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray waits until after the leaders are in before heading back out to Hopkinton to run his marathon. On April 15th, just as he was about to begin his trek back to Boston, bombs went off near the finish line and all hell broke loose.
The father and son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt have completed over 1,100 races together including 70 marathons, 247 triathlons and six Iron distance triathlons since their first five mile run back in 1977. The real story of Team Hoyt, however, goes far beyond the races they have completed. It’s all about the attitudes they have changed and the lives they have impacted for the better.
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.
Jim Knaub started out as a pole vaulter and made it to the Olympic Trials. Then, after getting hit by a car while on his motorcycle and becoming a paraplegic, he re-invented the sport of wheelchair racing and won the Boston Marathon five times and the Los Angeles Marathon three times. In his mind, though, his most important victories came when he was able to motivate others to get back into the game of life after trauma. Jim Knaub is a true legend of endurance sports and is always a great interview.