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Capturing the conversations that runner’s have offline and matter to them.

The podcast is hosted by Marcus @themarathonmarcus and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support

A Runner’s Life Marcus Brown

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Capturing the conversations that runner’s have offline and matter to them.

The podcast is hosted by Marcus @themarathonmarcus and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support

    #86 - Amy Haas on running across the USA, 13.1 miles at a time

    #86 - Amy Haas on running across the USA, 13.1 miles at a time

    This conversation is with Amy Haas who ran her first half marathon in 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. She ran with purpose and with passion, in memory of her cousin Scotty, who passed away many years ago from childhood cancer. She and her cousin chose to run in Chicago that year in order to raise money for cancer research. This was the catalyst for her goal.

    Amy truly believes that the journey is the reward as she continues to reach her goal of running a half marathon in every state. Starting in Chicago with a time of nearly 2:00, Amy has chipped away at that time year after year, race after race, and state after state - with a most recent PR of 1:25 in 2020.

    At the forefront of her running, is enjoying the journey, with the people close to you as the stories that make each race and state so unique. Whilst aspects of running can be about leaving it all on the table, crucially it’s about listening to your body and learning to trust yourself.

    We also discuss the Run with Aim Program, which is a supportive and encouraging community of female runners from around the world that come together to run, have fun, and get stuff done in running and life. Click this link to find out more.

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    Her social links are:


    Instagram: @raceacrossthestates
    Website: https://raceacrossthestates.com/

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    #85 - Troy Busot on running, entrepreneurship, self development, and the importance of catharsis

    #85 - Troy Busot on running, entrepreneurship, self development, and the importance of catharsis

    “Once you feel that catharsis, once you have that lightbulb moment, once you feel what it’s like to actually live a little bit... In general the mundanity of life gets put out like a cigarette butt.”

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    The thing about life is that whilst your first attempt may not work, keep trying and work smarter the next time. This episodes guest has a background in software development and designed a website called VirtuRace, which allowed runners to manually upload times and courses so they could race virtually. But it gained little traction because programs like Google Maps weren’t available yet. About five years later, Strava, filled that niche.

    After visiting a triathlon event, Troy did some digging online. He discovered that some websites like Cool Running and Active posted results, but only from a handful of races. Various running clubs handled local race results online. But no website existed that aggregated results on a national scale. So that was the spark for creating and founding Athlinks.

    Athlinks is the largest results database for competitive endurance athletes in the world. They pull in times for running races, triathlon, swimming, cycling, mountain biking, and pretty much any timed endurance sport that you can think of.

    After 15 years, 350 million results, a million and a half events, Troy will be on to his next adventure helping people live happier, healthier lives.

    If you’ve ever been on a trail run, with a friend and have had an open conversation about running and life. This conversation reminded me of that.

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    His social links are:


    Instagram: @troybusot
    Troy interviewed me for episode 26 of the Athlinks podcast

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    #84 - Chris Mosier - The Man Who Changed The Olympics and Steered a Social Shift

    #84 - Chris Mosier - The Man Who Changed The Olympics and Steered a Social Shift

    It’s not often that I get the privilege of speaking to someone who is the first in their field and blazing a trail for others to follow. In this conversation I spoke with the international athlete and history maker Chris Mosier. In 2015, he was the spark for changing the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) policy on transgender athletes to provide such individuals with the right to represent their country at the Olympic Games.

    In 2016, Chris was pivotal in additional policy change within the IOC, by expanding the rights of transgender athletes to take part in the Olympic Games without the previously required necessity of gender reassignment surgery.

    “I was able to not only get policies created and policies changed. I was able to change the Olympic policy in 2016. All of those things happened because I thought what’s the worst that could happen... If they say no, so I’ll try again. I’ll try a different way. I thought there was no reason why I should compromise or give up a part of myself... There is a real opportunity, for who do I wish that I would’ve seen when I was a young person, and I can now set-out to be that person for the younger version of myself and for every kid that needs to see that today.”

    Chris is a hall of fame triathlete, All-American duathlete, 2-time National Champion, and a 6-time member of Team USA. In 2015 he became the first known transgender man to represent the United States in international competition.

    He is talented across multiple disciplines including race walking and was the first openly transgender athlete to compete in an Olympic Trials in a category different than their sex assigned at birth.

    We explore his work, mindset as an athlete and an advocate for change.

    Chris also explains based visual assumptions on gender, how people have treated him differently from the perspective of looking at a white woman, compared to looking at a white man. And how this furthers his advocacy of human rights across colour and for the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

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    His social links are:


    Instagram: @thechrismosier
    Website: https://www.transathlete.com/

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    #83 - How to strengthen your training cycle mindset with Psychologist Joanna Rodriguez

    #83 - How to strengthen your training cycle mindset with Psychologist Joanna Rodriguez

    The race we train for is important, but a significant amount of time, preparation and energy goes into the training for the race itself, not just physically but mentally.

    This conversation is with Psychologist and CBT Therapist Psychologist Joanna Rodriguez, and we dive into what is happening in our minds during a training cycle, and share advice to develop awareness with the aim, to get the best out of yourself from a mental perspective.

    Full disclaimer: There are no quick fixes, a lot of the mental techniques shared in this conversation need time, and consistent action to implement. In this conversation we discuss:


    How to focus on your future goal but not letting it become a limiter.
    Moving beyond motivation.
    Visualisation, mindful mediation, thought challenging, being kinder to yourself.
    Being comfortable in the discomfort of training.
    Managing injuries, setbacks and challenges in training.
    Being mindful of appreciating the goal but also being grateful for this moment.
    How missing or reaching the goal isn’t the end point.
    From the individuals she has worked with, what’s a common theme that leads them towards and away from performing at their best level.

    If you’ve enjoyed this conversation, listen back to the first podcast with Jo (#69 - Strengthen your mindset for optimal running).

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    Her social links are:


    Instagram: @straightforwardpsychology
    Website: https://joannarodriguez.co.uk

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    This episode is sponsored by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community.

    Tracksmith is offering new customers $15 off your first purchase of $75 or more. Use the code Marcus15 at checkout.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #82 - Nick Bester on how to turn a set-back into a set-up, and run a sub 2.30 marathon

    #82 - Nick Bester on how to turn a set-back into a set-up, and run a sub 2.30 marathon

    This conversation is with Nick Bester, who is a sub 2:30 marathoner and a running coach.

    We speak about:


    What a runner’s life means to him.
    How he started his running journey, his role as a coach and why community is important to him.
    His role as Africa Marathons Coach and his experiences running Comrades, and the Two Oceans Marathon etc.
    Comparing running in South Africa to running in London.
    He shares his current race goals.
    Missing his sub 2.30 goal in London (2.30.01) and how he achieved this goal in Berlin.
    Three key things he did in his training to help him go from the sub 3 range down to the sub 2.30 range.
    Plus much more.

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    His social links are:


    Instagram: @justalilbester
    Website: www.justalilbester.com

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    This episode is sponsored by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community.

    Tracksmith is offering new customers $15 off your first purchase of $75 or more. Use the code Marcus15 at checkout.

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    #81 - Amanda Brooks on how runner's can enjoy their running

    #81 - Amanda Brooks on how runner's can enjoy their running

    This conversation is with Amanda Brooks, who is a runner, author, journalist, certified running coach and personal trainer.

    We speak about:


    What runner’s life means to her.
    The importance of community to her work.
    Why every finish line is a new start.
    How she gets the right rhythm between enjoying running and working in the running business space.
    The 30 Day core challenge (April 2021).
    Publishing her first book to help the everyday runner.
    And much more.

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    Her social links are:


    Instagram: @RuntotheFinish
    Website: www.runtothefinish.com
    Book: Run to the Finish: The Everyday Runner's Guide to Avoiding Injury, Ignoring the Clock, and Loving the Run
    30 Day core challenge - https://runtothefinish.com/30-day-core-challenge

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    This episode is sponsored by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community.

    Tracksmith is offering new customers $15 off your first purchase of $75 or more. Use the code Marcus15 at checkout.

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