59 episodes

Formerly, The Athlinks Podcast, Faster Forward is a show where we sit down and talk with some amazing people from the endurance community. Age groupers and olympians. Adventurers and Explorers.
Hosted by Athlinks Founder, Troy Busot, we discuss their successes and failures. About falling down, getting back up and never ever quitting.
While it's not always about finishing, it is most definitely about starting and getting on a journey faster forward.

Faster Forward with Troy Busot Faster Forward with Troy Busot

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Formerly, The Athlinks Podcast, Faster Forward is a show where we sit down and talk with some amazing people from the endurance community. Age groupers and olympians. Adventurers and Explorers.
Hosted by Athlinks Founder, Troy Busot, we discuss their successes and failures. About falling down, getting back up and never ever quitting.
While it's not always about finishing, it is most definitely about starting and getting on a journey faster forward.

    57. Thomas Reiss - Ultra Runner & Athlete Manager for Snowman Race, Bhutan

    57. Thomas Reiss - Ultra Runner & Athlete Manager for Snowman Race, Bhutan

    On Episode 57 we extend our post-race coverage of The Snowman Race which was held in the Kingdom of Bhutan and billed as "The Ultimate Race for Climate Action" highlights how climate and weather events are affecting some of the most remote villages in the region. Thomas Reiss, an accomplished Ultra Runner in his own right took the reigns as the International Athlete Manager for the Snowman Race and he discusses this race of a lifetime that follows the trail of the famous Snowman Trek, which has been completed by fewer people than Everest. The audacious event appropriately turns up the heat, focused as it is on Climate Change.

    Thomas' Running Records:

    50k - 3:12.32
    50 mile - 5:56.17
    100 mile - 18:05
    10,000m - 31:51 (Track, 1996)
    800m - 1:58:2 - (Track, 1995)
    Halfmarathon - 1:09:10 (Road, 1998)
    3Days/3Marathons, 8:43:19 (Road, Altitude, 2006)

    Results on Ultra Sign Up:
    https://ultrasignup.com/results_participant.aspx?fname=Thomas&lname=Reiss

    Thomas on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/thomas.rei55/

    Snowman Race:
    https://snowmanrace.org/

    Snowman Race on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/snowmanrace/

    Thomas' Web Site:
    https://thomasreiss.com
    https://kraftwerkdesign.com (Thomas' real job)

    Faster Forward Show on Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/fasterforwardshow
    https://instagram.com/troybusot

    • 1 hr 12 min
    56. Rose Grant - 2x Leadville MTB Champ. Pro Mountain Biker. Recently Retired :)

    56. Rose Grant - 2x Leadville MTB Champ. Pro Mountain Biker. Recently Retired :)

    A Juliana  and SRAM Pro Team professional mountain bike racer and champion, Rose joins the podcast to talk about her career in bike racing, and balancing sacrifice with accomplishment while raising a family.

    Rose on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/rosekgrant/ 

    Faster Forward Show on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/fasterforwardshow/

    Troy Busot on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/troybusot/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    55. Emily Keddie - Ultra Runner. Mountain Athlete. From Buffalo to Bhutan.

    55. Emily Keddie - Ultra Runner. Mountain Athlete. From Buffalo to Bhutan.

    Our guest for Episode 55 is Emily Keddie - Ultra Runner and mountain athlete. With her degree in psychology in hand, she headed out West to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and her life ruined in the best way. She fell in love with epic hikes, which turned into epic trail runs, which turned into ... well, you'll have to listen to find out the rest.

    Emily on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/emilyin.thewild/

    Faster Forward Show on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/fasterforwardshow/

    Troy Busot on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/troybusot/

    • 1 hr 29 min
    54. Jon Levitt - Ultra Runner and Host of FOR THE LONG RUN Podcast

    54. Jon Levitt - Ultra Runner and Host of FOR THE LONG RUN Podcast

    Our guest for Episode 54 is Jon Levitt - Ultra Runner and host of the FOR THE LONG RUN podcast. "I created this podcast to explore the why behind what keeps runners running long, strong, and motivated.""

    A runner, cyclist and podcast host from Boston, MA. Jon also works for an amazing company, InsideTracker, as a Sales and Endurance Team Manager. InsideTracker is a personalized nutrition system that analyzes your blood, DNA and lifestyle to help you optimize your body and reach your goals.

    For the Long Run Podcast:
    https://forthelong.run/

    Inside Tracker
    https://www.insidetracker.com/

    Jon on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/jwlevitt/

    For the Long Run Podcast on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/forthelrpod/

    Faster Forward Show on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/fasterforwardshow/

    Troy Busot on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/troybusot/

    • 58 min
    53. Amber Pierce - (Updated Audio) On Pro Cycling, Mentorship & Building Products Athletes Love

    53. Amber Pierce - (Updated Audio) On Pro Cycling, Mentorship & Building Products Athletes Love

    A self-professed nerd from Stanford to which she earned a swimming scholarship after breaking state and national records as a youth, our guest pivoted to the Stanford cycling team after a shoulder injury pulled her from the pool. 



    After graduation, Amber moved to Austria, where she lived and raced full-time on the World-Cup circuit in Europe from 2007-2013. During those years, she became internationally recognized as a respected domestique in the pro peloton and helped her American compatriots earn Olympic berths whilst racing for the US National Team. 



    Upon returning to America in 2014, she continued racing internationally as a pro for both American and European UCI World Tour teams. In 2018 she retired from full-time road racing but continues to represent and compete for Cannondale. 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    53. Amber Pierce - On Pro Cycling, Mentorship & Building Products Athletes Love

    53. Amber Pierce - On Pro Cycling, Mentorship & Building Products Athletes Love

    A self-professed nerd from Stanford to which she earned a swimming scholarship after breaking state and national records as a youth, our guest pivoted to the Stanford cycling team after a shoulder injury pulled her from the pool. 

    After graduation, Amber moved to Austria, where she lived and raced full-time on the World-Cup circuit in Europe from 2007-2013. During those years, she became internationally recognized as a respected domestique in the pro peloton and helped her American compatriots earn Olympic berths whilst racing for the US National Team. 

    Upon returning to America in 2014, she continued racing internationally as a pro for both American and European UCI World Tour teams. In 2018 she retired from full-time road racing but continues to represent and compete for Cannondale. 

    We talk about what it takes to be an exceptional mentor, leader and cyclist as well as how boxing and cycling are sometimes all too similar.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

TSGMS ,

Great podcast!

This podcast is a must listen. Troy is an incredible hosts and curates a terrific list of guests from the world of endurance sports and more. You will be inspired, motivated and ready to train!

Andrea Samadi ,

Incredible podcast!

Troy Busot does an incredible job interviewing his guests, with a mix of humor and knowledge. Can listen to his interviews all day! Lots to learn as a new runner.

LornaCampbell ,

Easy listening and informative!

I love this podcast- you get to hear from elites and everyday runners, cyclists and triathletes to give you some motivation and inspiration! Well worth a listen.

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