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Track and field's biggest names on the track, in the coaching ranks and within the industry sit down and open up in-depth to share brilliant insights and vivid snapshots from their professional/personal accomplishments and experiences in the sport. Hosted CITIUS MAG founder Chris Chavez. The show was named one of "The Best Running Podcasts" by Runner's World in 2021. Get more at https://CITIUSMAG.com

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Track and field's biggest names on the track, in the coaching ranks and within the industry sit down and open up in-depth to share brilliant insights and vivid snapshots from their professional/personal accomplishments and experiences in the sport. Hosted CITIUS MAG founder Chris Chavez. The show was named one of "The Best Running Podcasts" by Runner's World in 2021. Get more at https://CITIUSMAG.com

▶ Follow us: https://twitter.com/CitiusMag | https://instagram.com/citiusmag | https://www.youtube.com/c/CitiusMag | patreon.com/citiusmag

    Emma Bates On The Teamwork By Team USAs Marathoners At Worlds & Finishing 7th + Joe Klecker On Getting Used To Global Competition

    Emma Bates On The Teamwork By Team USAs Marathoners At Worlds & Finishing 7th + Joe Klecker On Getting Used To Global Competition

    "I had no idea how much this meant to people. I knew how much this meant to me, Sara and Keira. For the outpouring of support, you would think that we swept the podium. It's so cool that people appreciate the performance for what it was. I think we did everything right in the race and still came up short in our eyes...We put ourselves in a position to be in contention in that race. We worked together the entire time. That's something that doesn't happen very often to find each other in a race."

    Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber speak with Emma Bates and Joe Klecker at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Bates finished 7th in the women's marathon in a personal best of 2:23:18. She speaks about the teamwork alongside Sara Hall and Keira D'Amato to put all three American women in the top 10 of the World Championships. She also discusses how she found her confidence and calling in the marathon now.

    A year after competing at the Tokyo Olympics, U.S. champion Joe Klecker returned to the global championship stage in the 10,000m. He placed 9th in a season's best of 27:38.73. He discusses the lessons he took from sticking with some of the best 10,000m runners in the world for much of the final.

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    HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That’s twice the benefit in half the time! It’s a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/

    @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    • 56 min
    Comedian Michelle Wolf May Be A Bigger Track and Field Fan Than You

    Comedian Michelle Wolf May Be A Bigger Track and Field Fan Than You

    "I feel like I'm at Disney World. I'm so embarrassed because I'm such a fan girl. I follow all these people on Instagram in a way that I'm like, 'I gotta get more friends...I love track. It's the most fun thing for me to watch. I'm in such awe of these athletes. I can't believe we all have the same bodies and this what they're able to do."

    Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and John Anderson chat with comedian Michelle Wolf. Before she was crushing the stand-up scene, Michelle was a jumper in high school and at William and Mary. She still runs and competes in ultra-marathons when she's not touring. During the World Athletics Championships, she worked with Hayward Magic to highlight the personalities of athletes like Athing Mu, Ryan Crouser, Grant Fisher while on the massage table.

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    GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo

    Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/

    HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That’s twice the benefit in half the time! It’s a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/

    @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    • 40 min
    Rai Benjamin Explains Why This Year's 400m Hurdles World Championship Silver Medal Means So Much To Him + Running For President

    Rai Benjamin Explains Why This Year's 400m Hurdles World Championship Silver Medal Means So Much To Him + Running For President

    Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and John Anderson speak with Rai Benjamin after earning a silver medal in the men's 400m hurdles. In this episode, he explains why the silver medal means so much to him in a season marred by illness and injury. He earned an Olympic silver medal last year in 46.17, which is the second-fastest time in history and the American record. He has broken 47-seconds for the 400m hurdles four times in his career. He also explains why he was blown away by Trevor Bassitt's story, who earned bronze in a personal best of 47.39.

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    GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo

    Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/

    HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That’s twice the benefit in half the time! It’s a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/

    @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    400m Hurdles World Championship Bronze Medalist Trevor Bassitt Is One Of The Best Stories In The Sport

    400m Hurdles World Championship Bronze Medalist Trevor Bassitt Is One Of The Best Stories In The Sport

    "One of my favorite things to say now is that Jud (Logan) was not much of a runner in his day as a hammer thrower but he runs those races with me. I did go back and look back at the race from my fiance's angle. She recorded the race and then recorded the board. They put up Rai's time and the time between me and Rai's time, it's 15 seconds – which thinking about how instantly results pop up is a really long time. I also didn't blink. I was staring at the board and I didn't want to blink because I didn't want to miss it."

    Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and John Anderson spoke with Trevor Bassitt after he earned a bronze medal in the men's 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships. The moment came just months after the death of Ashland University's longtime head coach Jud Logan. Bassitt has been writing his own workouts for much of the year and earned a silver medal in the 400m at the World Athletics Indoor Championships back in March. He went through the whole outdoor season unsponsored but hopefully, his story and performances will soon change that.

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    GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo

    Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/

    HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That’s twice the benefit in half the time! It’s a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/

    @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    • 56 min
    Grant Holloway Defends His World Championship 110M Hurdles Gold Medal, Unpacking The "Fiasco" Of Devon Allen's False Start

    Grant Holloway Defends His World Championship 110M Hurdles Gold Medal, Unpacking The "Fiasco" Of Devon Allen's False Start

    "I just came into this year, worked my tail off and worked hard. The two goals that I've had, even when we were at New Balance Indoors, I said I wanted to win the World indoor title and I wanted to come back and defend my World outdoor title. That's exactly what I did. To mark those two things off my bucket list and my things to do this season is great."

    Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and John Anderson sat down with Grant Holloway on the day after he successfully defended his 110m hurdles world championship gold medal in Eugene, Oregon. The victory came after Olympic champion Hansle Parchment of Jamaica injured himself in the warmup before the final and U.S. star Devon Allen was disqualified for a false start by one-thousandth of a second (His reaction time was .099/The legal limit is .100).

    SUPPORT THE SPONSORS

    GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo

    Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/

    HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That’s twice the benefit in half the time! It’s a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/

    @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

     

    • 50 min
    Malcolm Gladwell On Legacy Of Speed & Telling The Full Story Of The 1968 Olympic Protest by John Carlos And Tommie Smith

    Malcolm Gladwell On Legacy Of Speed & Telling The Full Story Of The 1968 Olympic Protest by John Carlos And Tommie Smith

    "It's about the iconic 1969 Mexico City Olympic Games photograph of Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the victory stand of the 200m with their fists raised, black socks and no shoes with their heads bowed during the national anthem. It's the story behind that photograph and it's an amazing story. I'm about as serious of a track fan as you can be. I think I knew about 10% of that story before we started working on it. We walk you through the fact that everyone is from San Jose State – which is so strange. San Jose State is the greatest track and field program in the world in the 1960s."

    Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber sit down with New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his first trip to Eugene, Oregon for the World Championships and his latest podcast project "Legacy of Speed", which aims to tell the story of John Carlos and Tommie Smith's iconic protest at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. 

    WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE: https://youtu.be/8fyLuGf394g?t=9575

    SUPPORT THE SPONSORS

    GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo

    Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/

    HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That’s twice the benefit in half the time! It’s a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/

    @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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Great show !

I discovered the show during the Olympic Trials last year and have been hooked ever since. A great source for all things running ! Chris is a great host who creates a warm and welcoming space for guests.

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Once upon a time I was a casually track and field follower but thats HISTORY. The best way to stay up to date AND have a good laugh is by listening the CITIUS MAG podcast. So bummed I couldn’t join in on the 8:30 AM runs in Eugene but the incredible episodes from the World Champs have been soothing my soul. Love this podcast.

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