Tag: Boston Marathon
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.
How often do you get to go for a run or ride with Will Ferrell? Well, Sunday night Will spent 45 minutes with Huddle and me chatting about his running -the guy ran sub-4:00 at Boston- and his roles as Frank the Tank, Buddy the Elf, Ron Burgundy and Chazz Michael Michaels, among others. You might want to take this interview with Will along with you on your next workout. That just happened!
Desiree Davila ran her first marathon in 2007 in Boston and went 2:44:56. How much has she improved? At the 2011 Boston Marathon she ran the third fastest marathon for an American woman in history with a 2:22:38 and finished a mere two seconds off of the win. How does someone go from 2:44 to 2:22 in the span of four years and also qualify for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Team? Desi’s formula is pretty damn simple: Talent, dedication, perseverance, and patience.
2:04:58 marathoner Ryan Hall just made his second US Olympic Marathon team in Houston last weekend. This morning we discussed his thoughts on the course and the race and his plans for the lead up to London.
Earlier this summer the folks at ASICS snuck 2:04:58 marathoner Ryan Hall into a hotel in Orlando to surprise their major retailers. I was honored to emcee a classic Q&A with America’s fastest ever marathoner. As Ryan gets ready for the Chicago Marathon, it’s a great time to check out this interview.
On April 18th, Ryan Hall ran 2:04:58 in Boston, the fastest time ever for an American. He talks about how much he loves high fiving the other runners on his way to the start and shares his thoughts on being part of one of the greatest races in marathon history.