115 episodes

This podcast allows runners to connect and envision what they could become. Everyone starts somewhere but it’s how you move forward that determines which path you’ll take. For some, running is just exercise, however we believe it is much more than that: it’s mental, physical and in some cases even spiritual. Our guests are inspiring in terms of their accomplishments but they put one foot in front of the other just like everyone else.

Le Run Down WRG Studios

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    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

This podcast allows runners to connect and envision what they could become. Everyone starts somewhere but it’s how you move forward that determines which path you’ll take. For some, running is just exercise, however we believe it is much more than that: it’s mental, physical and in some cases even spiritual. Our guests are inspiring in terms of their accomplishments but they put one foot in front of the other just like everyone else.

    #106: Teaser

    #106: Teaser

    #106: Teaser

    • 1 min
    Benjamin Flanagan - Elite distance runner, Olympic dreams, 10K Canadian record, 3x Falmouth Road Race, Balance, Being a pro

    Benjamin Flanagan - Elite distance runner, Olympic dreams, 10K Canadian record, 3x Falmouth Road Race, Balance, Being a pro

    Offers:
    From Xact Nutrition
    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Xact Nutrition. They're offering you 15% OFF your order when you use promo code LERUNDOWN. So go to https://us.xactnutrition.com/ (us.xactnutrition.com) and FUEL YOUR GOALS today.
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    On this episode of Le Run Down I spoke with Canada's best 10K runner, Benjamin Flanagan.
    Ben played all sports growing up but showed some promise in X country back in high school. It's there that the dream to one day make an Olympic team was born.
    He currently hold Canada's 10k record and many other titles. And most recently took home his 3rd win at the Falmouth road race. Seems like he's gaining momentum at the perfect time, as he looks to seize this opportunity and make his first Olympic appearance in Paris 2024.
    News notes:
    https://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/in_person/ (TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon - In-Person Race)
    Show notes:
    https://www.instagram.com/ben_flanagan/ (Ben Flanagan (@ben_flanagan) • Instagram photos and videos)
    News:
    https://time.com/6213022/breonna-taylor-raid-gut-feeling-plea/ (Time - Officers in Breonna Taylor Raid Allegedly Falsified Evidence Based on 'Gut Feeling,' Detective Says)
    https://atlantablackstar.com/2022/09/18/its-time-to-take-and-no-longer-ask-could-new-king-move-reparations-in-british-caribbean/ (Atlanta Black Star - It’s Time to ‘Take’ and No Longer ‘Ask’: Could New King Move Reparations In British Caribbean?)
    https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/iranian-police-calls-death-mahsa-amini-an-unfortunate-incident-fars-2022-09-19/ (Reuters - Five killed in Iran during protests over death in custody - rights group)
    https://www.propublica.org/article/state-investigation-reveals-racial-disparities-in-student-discipline-and-police-involvement (ProPublica - State Investigation Reveals Racial Disparities in Student Discipline and Police Involvement )
    How to Help:
    https://donations4abortion.com/ (Abortion Funds in Every State)
    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter - Ways You Can Help)
    https://blacklivesmatter-canada.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter Canada)
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZH0xk5FqYJXwymoue-dnjqJEMj3FplF0Om8wdm8HZd0/edit (Montreal-Based Racial Justice Organizations)
    https://bailfunds.github.io/ (List of American and Canadian Bail Funds)
    Educational Materials:
    https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home/#resources (Reclaim The Block - Resources and Downloads)
    http://criticalresistance.org/abolish-policing/ (Critical Resistance - Abolish Policing)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYn1EYMdFkqnY2I4I8FzaJoGqEGLdHi6v (Critical Resistance - Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex video series)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #105: Teaser

    #105: Teaser

    #105: Teaser

    • 1 min
    Joshua Ferenc - TransRockies, Ultra Trail Runner, Elite, School Teacher, Giving it your all, positive energy, Harricana

    Joshua Ferenc - TransRockies, Ultra Trail Runner, Elite, School Teacher, Giving it your all, positive energy, Harricana

    Offers:
    From Xact Nutrition
    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Xact Nutrition. They're offering you 15% OFF your order when you use promo code LERUNDOWN. So go to https://us.xactnutrition.com/ (us.xactnutrition.com) and FUEL YOUR GOALS today.
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    On this episode of Le Run Down I had a fun chat with Ultra Trail Runner, Joshua Ferenc.
    I was fortunate to meet Josh a few years back at Ultra Trail Harricana in Charlevoix Quebec and his energy was contagious. He's got a love and passion for the sport that's hard to beat.
    He's taken on many challenging races and always gives it his all, most recently tackling the TransRockies and finishing 3rd, after taking the title back in 2021. He takes that same work ethic and applies it to all aspects of life, whether it be his marriage, his kids or his students in the classroom too.
    News notes:
    https://mtlmarathon.com/en/home-2/ (Home - Marathon Beneva de Montréal (mtlmarathon.com))
    Show notes:
    https://darntough.com/pages/joshua-ferenc (Joshua Ferenc – Darn Tough)
    https://www.instagram.com/wild.neoteny/ (Wild Neoteny: Joshua Ferenc (@wild.neoteny) • Instagram photos and videos)
    News:
    https://apnews.com/article/us-news-cc8a16ddccf2e811f48b1bd11cd8bbfa (AP News - Pregnant Black activist serving 4 years for protest comments)
    https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-kids-for-cash-scandal-judges-mark-ciavarella-michael-conahan-20220818.html (The Philadelphia Inquirer - The Pennsylvania ‘kids-for-cash’ judicial scandal, explained)
    https://indiancountrytoday.com/the-press-pool/apache-stronghold-begins-caravan-to-ninth-circuit-court-for-rehearing-of-oak-flat-case-against-the-united-states (Indian Country Today - Apache Stronghold begins caravan to Ninth Circuit Court for rehearing of Oak Flat case against the United States)
    https://atlantablackstar.com/2022/09/06/operates-within-a-culture-of-corruption-and-lawlessness-black-residents-in-mississippi-town-with-police-chief-caught-in-racist-rant-slap-department-with-civil-rights-lawsuit/ (Atlanta Black Star - ‘Operates Within a Culture of Corruption and Lawlessness’: Black Residents In Mississippi Town With Police Chief Caught In Racist Rant Slap Department with Civil Rights Lawsuit)
    How to Help:
    https://donations4abortion.com/ (Abortion Funds in Every State)
    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter - Ways You Can Help)
    https://blacklivesmatter-canada.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter Canada)
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZH0xk5FqYJXwymoue-dnjqJEMj3FplF0Om8wdm8HZd0/edit (Montreal-Based Racial Justice Organizations)
    https://bailfunds.github.io/ (List of American and Canadian Bail Funds)
    Educational Materials:
    https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home/#resources (Reclaim The Block - Resources and Downloads)
    http://criticalresistance.org/abolish-policing/ (Critical Resistance - Abolish Policing)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYn1EYMdFkqnY2I4I8FzaJoGqEGLdHi6v (Critical Resistance - Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex video series)

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #104: Teaser

    #104: Teaser

    #104: Teaser

    • 1 min
    Drew Hartman - Marathoner, CIM, Marketing Manager for Tracksmith, Soccer, Community builder, 10 before 30

    Drew Hartman - Marathoner, CIM, Marketing Manager for Tracksmith, Soccer, Community builder, 10 before 30

    Offers:
    From Xact Nutrition
    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Xact Nutrition. They're offering you 15% OFF your order when you use promo code LERUNDOWN. So go to https://us.xactnutrition.com/ (us.xactnutrition.com) and FUEL YOUR GOALS today.
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    On this episode of Le Run Down I spoke with marathoner and Tracksmith Marketing Manager, Drew Hartman.
    Growing up it was all about soccer for Drew. It was only when he realized he couldn't live out his childhood dream that running took center stage.
    Now he's tackling his personal goal of running 10 marathons before his 30th birthday, and using his role with Tracksmith to help grow communities and provide positive experiences wherever he can.
    News Notes:
    https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/u-k-s-forrest-gump-runs-across-ireland-in-under-24-hours/ (U.K.'s 'Forrest Gump' runs across Ireland in under 24 hours - Canadian Running Magazine)
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runroblarun (Rob Pope is fundraising for WWF-UK (justgiving.com))
    Show Notes:
    https://www.instagram.com/hartman.io/ (D R E W • H A R T M A N (@hartman.io) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://bio.site/sR5JPS (DREW HARTMAN — Bio Site)
    News:
    https://globalnews.ca/news/9073938/canada-discharged-catholic-entities-25m-residential-schools/ (CBC - Canada discharged Catholic entities from $25M promise for residential schools: document)
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62532840 (BBC - Climate activists fill golf holes with cement after water ban exemption)
    https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/affluent-authoritarianism-mcguire-and-delahunts-new-evidence-on-public-opinion-and-policy (Institute for New Economic Thinking - Affluent Authoritarianism: McGuire and Delahunt’s New Evidence on Public Opinion and Policy)
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/23/us/kelly-goodlett-breonna-taylor.html (New York Times - Ex-Detective Admits Misleading Judge Who Approved Breonna Taylor Raid)
    How to Help:
    https://donations4abortion.com/ (Abortion Funds in Every State)
    https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter - Ways You Can Help)
    https://blacklivesmatter-canada.carrd.co/ (Black Lives Matter Canada)
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZH0xk5FqYJXwymoue-dnjqJEMj3FplF0Om8wdm8HZd0/edit (Montreal-Based Racial Justice Organizations)
    https://bailfunds.github.io/ (List of American and Canadian Bail Funds)
    Educational Materials:
    https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home/#resources (Reclaim The Block - Resources and Downloads)
    http://criticalresistance.org/abolish-policing/ (Critical Resistance - Abolish Policing)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYn1EYMdFkqnY2I4I8FzaJoGqEGLdHi6v (Critical Resistance - Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex video series)

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

louise-sarah ,

Perfect run commute podcast

I really enjoy this podcast for many reasons. Amazing guests but also the quality of the interviews. I run to work every day all year round and get so excited for every new episode! Please keep them coming!

a.run88 ,

Amazing Podcast

I have been listening to Le Rundown since the beginning. One of the things I like about this podcast is the host, Justin Pugliese. He is able to enlighten us about each guests and their running experience in a well balanced and structured conversation.

In addition, his variety of guests speak on a wide range of subjects despite being all distance/endurance athletes. I was able to relate to some of them and I appreciated that.

This podcast is a must. Thanks Justin!

older female runner ,

Great content. Very Interesting guests.

Very first time listening to podcasts and loving it! I used to dread getting on my stationary bike in morning but listening to interviews with different sports people is so inspiring and has really motivated me. I am hooked.
Please continue.

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