This special 50th episode is with Patti Catalano Dillon who is a Native American, and a former World and American record holder for long distance road racing from 5 miles upto the marathon.
She is a pioneer for women's athletics. She was the first American woman to run a sub 2:30 marathon, running 2:29:33 in New York in 1980, finishing second to Grete Waitz, who ran a world record (2:25:41) that day.
Patti finished second in Boston in 1981, despite running into the back of a horse (as it was very crowded). She ran an American record 2:27:52. Allison Roe, had to break the course record (2:26:46) to beat her.
The Brazil race story really floored me, as it really shows what makes a champion mindset, even when the odds appear stacked against you.
How she started running
Tips to develop a champion mindset
Brazil race story (from 1:27)
Coaching advice including visualisation
You can follow Patti on Instagram @pattispeaks227
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