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Athlinks is the world's largest results database with a mission of making it easier for more people to race more often and have more fun in the process. This podcast, hosted by founder Troy Busot, will feature interviews with athletes around the world as they prepare for events as well as the folks who make and support the products and services that we endurance athletes love and rely on to accomplish our goals.

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Athlinks is the world's largest results database with a mission of making it easier for more people to race more often and have more fun in the process. This podcast, hosted by founder Troy Busot, will feature interviews with athletes around the world as they prepare for events as well as the folks who make and support the products and services that we endurance athletes love and rely on to accomplish our goals.

    45. Taylor Lideen - Winner of Unbound Gravel XL, 350 Mile Gravel Race

    45. Taylor Lideen - Winner of Unbound Gravel XL, 350 Mile Gravel Race

    Today's guest is Taylor Lideen - this year's overall winner of the Unbound Gravel XL race - a 350 mile sufferfest through the Flint Hills of Kansas. Formerly known as Dirty Kanza, the race challenged Taylor to the bitter end through nearly 24 hours of racing. We talk at great length about that race, the preparation and physical and mental side of ultra bike racing and Taylor opens up about his battles on and off the bike with depression and the importance of family and close support of his wife and other loved ones to bring him back into the light. 

    Taylor on Athlinks
    https://www.athlinks.com/search/unclaimed?category=unclaimed&term=taylor%20lideen


    Taylor on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/tlideen/


    And that's the show! Hope you enjoyed it - more people racing more often having more fun in the process is our mission. Thanks again to Taylor Lideen for sharing his story. You can find him on Instagram @tlideen.

    Be sure to subscribe to the podcast. We do a special post for each episode on Instagram, so look for the post for episode 45 with a picture of Taylor if you have comments or questions - we are @athlinks  or shoot us an email to podcast@athlinks.com. 

    Share it with friends far and wide - give us a review if you dig it - and, 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    44. Laura Galván 2 of 2 - 2021 Mexican Olympic Team Runner

    44. Laura Galván 2 of 2 - 2021 Mexican Olympic Team Runner

    Welcome back everybody - after a bit of a Summer break, we are back with new episodes of the podcast. As always, I am your host Troy Busot and right out of the gate we have a conversation with an amazing running who will be representing her home country of Mexico in the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo.

    Imagine yourself at 11 years old. Growing up in a small town about 100 miles outside of Mexico City. And every day after school, you make your way to a crowded city bus that takes you the hour-long journey, solo, to running practice. For eight years, you do this, winning youth championships, and ultimately a full ride scholarship to Kansas State University, where upon arriving you know zero English, crash headlong into a whole new level of competition, deal with injuries and burnout, and ultimately set running aside to pursue a desk job.

    That alone would have a made a great job, but in part 2 we'll talk about the 180 degree turn that life threw at our guest that takes her from a Boston Qualifying time at her first marathon in Seattle, to uprooting her entire life and relationship to move back to her home town and begin training again, falling flat on her face in her first test, only to break a 22 year old record in the outdoor 1500 meter run mere months later.

    It's an inspiring and amazing story, so if you're ready for the show, crank it up and let's go!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    43. Laura Galván 1 of 2 - 2021 Mexican Olympic Team Runner

    43. Laura Galván 1 of 2 - 2021 Mexican Olympic Team Runner

    Welcome back everybody - after a bit of a Summer break, we are back with new episodes of the podcast. As always, I am your host Troy Busot and right out of the gate we have a conversation with an amazing running who will be representing her home country of Mexico in the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo. 

    Imagine yourself at 11 years old. Growing up in a small town about 100 miles outside of Mexico City. And every day after school, you make your way to a crowded city bus that takes you the hour-long journey, solo, to running practice. For eight years, you do this, winning youth championships, and ultimately a full ride scholarship to Kansas State University, where upon arriving you know zero English, crash headlong into a whole new level of competition, deal with injuries and burnout, and ultimately set running aside to pursue a desk job.

    That alone would have a made a great job, but in part 2 we'll talk about the 180 degree turn that life threw at our guest that takes her from a Boston Qualifying time at her first marathon in Seattle, to uprooting her entire life and relationship to move back to her home town and begin training again, falling flat on her face in her first test, only to break a 22 year old record in the outdoor 1500 meter run mere months later. 

    It's an inspiring and amazing story, so if you're ready for the show, crank it up and let's go!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    42. Phil Pinti - Ultra Runner on Grief, Catharsis, & Building Yourself Up Mile by Mile

    42. Phil Pinti - Ultra Runner on Grief, Catharsis, & Building Yourself Up Mile by Mile

    42 - Phil Pinti 

    Phil Pinti - aka @macho_man_runneth - cruised into his 30s with brass ring firmly in hand. A post-9/11 stint in the Marines had him deployed to - and now safely home from Iraq. Married to his college sweetheart and the love of his life and raising two beautiful young children. 

    A life-long athlete, our guest made the Hershey Half Marathon an annual family pilgrimage. When hip-pain sidelined his wife, however, and normal treatments did nothing to alleviate the injury, tests revealed that his 33 year old bride was suffering from stage-4 lung cancer, which would tragically take her life just 6 short months later.

    Faced with picking up the pieces and raising their two young children alone, Phil turned to a local race - the Mid Maryland Ultra 50K - in part to search for and feel a pain different from the anguish he had felt from his wife's passing just 3 months earlier.

    The race gave him some perspective and as you'll hear, made him a better man and father, and drove him forward in his life. He continues to live the lessons that he learns on ultra courses around the country - which he will be doing in a few weeks here in Colorado at the Desert RATS ultra stage race which will take him on a 6 day running journey from Fruita, CO to Moab, UT. It will be his 3rd running of this race.

    Links: 

    Phil Pinti @ Athlinks https://www.athlinks.com/athletes/213605338/results



    Phil Pinti @ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/macho_man_runneth



    And that's the show! Hope you enjoyed it. I am Troy Busot. Thanks again to Phil Pinti for joining us.

    We do a special post for each episode on Instagram, so look for the post for episode 42 with a picture of Phil if you have comments or questions - shoot me a message @troybusot or shoot us an email to podcast@athlinks.com. 

    Share it with friends far and wide - give us a review if you dig it - and, until next time, happy racing everybody.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    41. Chris Eck - Marathoner by 8th Grade, 100K Ultra Runner by High School

    41. Chris Eck - Marathoner by 8th Grade, 100K Ultra Runner by High School

    Think back to Junior High. What were your highlights? Your accomplishments?

    Today's guest was introduced to running by his elementary school's P.E. coach who organized a daily run and jog for his students. Being somewhat socially awkward, this young man spent his lunch hour running laps and eventually logging over 60 miles as a 6th grader.

    Before moving on to High School, he finished his 8th grade year by writing his own training plan for and completing the Eugene Marathon.



    He spent his High School years on the Dean's list - maintaining a near 4.0 GPA, and managed to establish himself as a respectable 3K runner in Track, completed several other marathons and finished two 24 hours runs - each time passing 100K.

    He earned himself an academic full ride scholarship to college - where he is now - saving money for his first home with a goal of graduating on time, debt-free, and in control of his future.



    That P.E. teacher, incidentally, was none other than the guest from episode 28, THE King of FKTs, Jason Hardrath. And the Student, and today's guest, is Chris Eck. A truly humble and inspirational young man with whom I was honored to spend a Saturday afternoon speaking with.

    And that's the show! Hope you enjoyed it. I am Troy Busot and thanks again to Chris Eck for joining us.

    We do a special post for each episode on Instagram, so look for the post for episode 41 with a picture of Chris if you have comments or questions - shoot me a message @troybusot or shoot us an email to podcast@athlinks.com. 

    Share it with friends far and wide - give us a review if you dig it - and, until next time, happy racing everybody.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    40. Dan Lamorte - Weight loss and found miles. Down 180 pounds, Dan runs an Ultra!

    40. Dan Lamorte - Weight loss and found miles. Down 180 pounds, Dan runs an Ultra!

    After an arm injury cut his collegeate pitching career short, you could say that today's guest took some off of athletics. So much so, in fact, that he gained the weight equivalent of another version of himself - 180 pounds to be exact.

    After some failed attempts to reverse course and resigned to this fate, he told his folks that maybe they should stop pushing him to lose the weight and end his sedintary lifestyle - he just didn't see a solution within himself.

    Then, he found what many would consider to be an unlikely catalyst that would get him off the couch and out onto the first of what would be many runs in his journey to losing 180 pounds and running his first 40 mile Ultra in Pennsylvania. What was the secret? Well, you'll have to listen to the show to find out.

    Dan Lamorte Naked Prussian Result @ Athlinks
    https://www.athlinks.com/event/200198/results/Event/965343/Course/2038978/Bib/654?source=internal

    Dan Lamorte @ Twitter
    https://twitter.com/danlamorte

    That's the show, folks, Hope you enjoyed it - more people racing more often having more fun in the process is our mission at Athlinks. 

    Thanks again to Dan Lamorte for pulling doubel duty on the show.

    We do a special post for each episode on Instagram, so look for the post for episode 40 with a picture of Dan if you have comments or questions - we are @athlinks and @troybusot or shoot us an email to podcast@athlinks.com. 

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    And, until next time, happy racing everybody.

    • 1 hr 51 min

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