Running to the Edge

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In this podcast episode we speak with Matthew Futterman, sports editor at the New York Times, about his new book Running to the Edge -A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed.

This interview provides an interesting overview of the last four decades of distance running, a reminder of how far we’ve come, and plenty of motivation to run to your edge!

In the quick tip segment, Angie shares a mantra for getting through the last 10k of a marathon.

Interview with Matthew Futterman

The author with Coach Bob Larson (photo credit: Matthew Futterman)

Matthew Futterman is Deputy Sports Editor at The New York Times. He has also worked for The Wall Street Journal, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is an active marathoner himself and lives in New York with his family. His new book is called Running to the Edge

In this interview you will hear us mention:

Coach Bob Larson -Pioneering running coach, Retired Head Track and Field Coach at UCLA, Meb Keflezighi’s coach, and co-founder of the Mammoth Track Club.

The Jamul Toads -a small underdog running team from San Diego, coached by Bob Larson, that won the AAU National Cross Country Championship in 1976.

Steve Prefontaine -an iconic American middle and long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Olympics and ran for the Oregon Track Club. He was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 24.

Alberto Salazar -won the NYC Marathon three times in a row from 1980-82. He also won the Boston Marathon in 1982.

Arthor Lydiard -New Zealand running coach who helped popularized the sport. A proponent of high training volume.

Coach Joe Vigil (pronounced Vee-hill) -Deana Kastor’s coach, expert on training at elevation, and helped found Mammoth Track Club.

Meb Keflezighi -the only man who has won the New York City Marathon, The Boston Marathon, and an Olympic medal.

Deana Kastor -holds the fastest marathon time (2:19:36) for a female athlete in the U.S. and winner of the Chicago Marathon, the London Marathon, and a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympic games.

Eliud Kipchoge -fastest marathoner of all time, currently ranked #1 in the world.

Also Mentioned in This Episode

The Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon on Dec. 28th in Little Rock, Arkansas. Use the code MTA for $10 off your registration.

Running for Real Podcast with Tina Muir. If you like our podcast definitely check out our friend Tina Muir.

The Drury Hotel Company -where the extras are not extra. Use our link for 15% off your room.

2 Responses to Running to the Edge

  1. Uli October 11, 2019 at 7:06 am #

    Just listened to the episode and wondered where I heard the name Alberto Salazar before. Most unfortunate timing in the publication of this episode. Wonder If there will be an update about Salazar, recent events and the end of the Oregon project.

    • Trevor Spencer October 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi Uli, yes the Salazar developments came out after this episode was released. We will be going over the news in a future episode. Cheers.

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