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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.

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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.

    Reid Coolsaet - Two time Olympian, Elite Marathoner, Coach Coolsaetgo, Ultra Trail runner, QMT Champ, Family Life

    Reid Coolsaet - Two time Olympian, Elite Marathoner, Coach Coolsaetgo, Ultra Trail runner, QMT Champ, Family Life

    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Velofix. DM @velofixquebec on IG to get your exclusive LE RUN DOWN PROMO CODE and receive 15% OFF your next tune up.
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    On this episode of Le Down we spoke to two time marathon Olympian and now Ultramarathoner, Reid Coolsaet.
    Reid has always loved to run. From cross country in elementary to high school on the track he's always loved pushing himself and competing.
    Now that his elite marathon days are behind him, Reid is ready to take on the Ultra scene. And with a first place finish in the 110km Quebec Mega Trail race, the future is looking bright.
    News Notes:
    https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/boston-marathon-announces-complete-elite-field-for-2021/
    Show Notes:
    https://coolsaetgo.run/ (CoolsaetGO - Float On!)
    https://www.instagram.com/coolsaetgo/ (Coolsaet Go (@coolsaetgo) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://www.instagram.com/reidcoolsaet/ (Reid Coolsaet (@reidcoolsaet) • Instagram photos and videos)
    News:
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/policing-bill-discrimination-black-travellers-b1919272.html (The Independent - Government says discrimination against black people and Travellers ‘objectively justified’ with new laws)
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-ivermetin-arkansas-jail-inmates-vitamins/ (CBS News - "They said they were vitamins": Inmates in Arkansas jail say they were unknowingly given ivermectin to treat COVID-19)
    https://www.newsweek.com/proud-boys-other-right-wing-actors-responsible-84-armed-demonstrations-report-1629089 (Newsweek - 84% of Groups Involved in Armed Demonstrations Are Right-Wing Actors Like the Proud Boys)
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/philadelphia-pay-2m-black-woman-beaten-officers-separated-toddler-during-n1279134 (NBC News - Philadelphia to pay $2M to Black woman beaten by officers, separated from toddler during unrest)
    How to Help:
    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)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVoX-RwMJwandbpctr=1591459509 (Second Thought - America's Police Problem)

    • 1 hr 54 min
    #79: Teaser

    #79: Teaser

    #79: Teaser

    • 58 sec
    Vasu Sojitra - Multisport Athlete, Disability Access Strategist, Denali, The Rut, Intersectionality, Ninjasticking

    Vasu Sojitra - Multisport Athlete, Disability Access Strategist, Denali, The Rut, Intersectionality, Ninjasticking

    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Velofix. DM @velofixquebec on IG to get your exclusive LE RUN DOWN PROMO CODE and receive 15% OFF your next tune up.
    On this episode of Le Run Down we had an enlightening conversation with Multisport athlete and disability access strategist, Vasu Sojitra.
    At an very young age Vasu had his leg amputated but it never stopped him from living a life filled with incredible adventure and challenges.
    He's an astonishing multisport athlete, excelling at soccer, skiing, running, skateboarding, and so much more, all while working hard to bring positive change.
    News Notes:
    https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/canadas-andre-de-grasse-and-marco-arop-win-at-pre-classic/ (Canada's Andre De Grasse and Marco Arop win at Pre Classic - Canadian Running Magazine)
    Show Notes:
    https://www.thenorthface.com/about-us/athletes/vasu-sojitra.html (Vasu Sojitra (thenorthface.com))
    http://www.vasusojitra.com/about (About — Vasu Sojitra)
    https://www.instagram.com/vasu_sojitra/?hl=en (Vasu Sojitra (@vasu_sojitra) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/ (Disability Visibility Project – "Creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture")
    https://www.google.com/search?kgmid=/g/11frdzqtlwandhl=en-USandq=Crip+Campandkgs=4038839f0c520215andshndl=0andsource=sh/x/kp/osrp/1andentrypoint=sh/x/kp/osrp (Crip Camp - Google Search)
    https://disabilityjustice.org/ (Home | Disability Justice)
    https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/C/Care-Work (Care Work | Arsenal Pulp Press)
    https://www.autistichoya.com/p/ableist-words-and-terms-to-avoid.html (Autistic Hoya — A blog by Lydia X. Z. Brown: Ableism/Language)
    News:
    https://thenarwhal.ca/fairy-creek-blockades-august-arrests/ (The Narwhal - Fairy Creek is set to become the largest act of civil disobedience in Canada’s history)
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/10/22618849/keith-walker-jon-burge-crew-torture-murder-confession-sues-chicago-police-prosecutors (Chicago Sun-Times - Alleged torture victim Keith Walker sues city, prosecutors, Chicago cops)
    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/confidence-dropping-in-rcmp-sensitivity-to-different-cultures-survey-suggests-1.5567644 (CTV News - Confidence dropping in RCMP sensitivity to different cultures, survey suggests)
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/26/politics/policing-supreme-court-race-deconstructed-newsletter/index.html (CNN - The Supreme Court has sided with the police at the expense of Black Americans)
    How to Help:
    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)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVoX-RwMJwandbpctr=1591459509 (Second Thought - America's Police Problem)

    • 57 min
    Luc Bruchet - Olympian, Tokyo, 5000m, Cross Country, Balance, Mindset, Perspective, Rio

    Luc Bruchet - Olympian, Tokyo, 5000m, Cross Country, Balance, Mindset, Perspective, Rio

    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Velofix. DM @velofixquebec on IG to get your exclusive LE RUN DOWN PROMO CODE and receive 15% OFF your next tune up.
    On this episode of Le Run Down I caught up with two time Olympian and middle distance Elite runner, Luc Bruchet.
    Growing up Luc was competitive and into all sports but really excelled in cross country running.
    He's enjoyed a lot of success in the sport and earned his spot on two Olympic teams but his mindset over the years has changed. Now more than even he understands the importance of a balanced life and the positive impact that has on performance, even at the highest level.
    News Notes:
    http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/ (Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Virtual Race)
    Show Notes:
    https://olympic.ca/team-canada/lucas-bruchet/ (Luc Bruchet - Team Canada - Official Olympic Team Website)
    https://www.peacearchnews.com/sports/personal-best-run-launches-south-surrey-runner-back-into-olympics/ (Personal-best run launches South Surrey runner back in Olympic contention – Peace Arch News)
    https://www.instagram.com/lucabruca/?hl=en (LUCAS BRUCHET (@lucabruca) • Instagram photos and videos)
    News:
    https://www.theroot.com/ohio-court-sentences-black-woman-to-18-months-in-prison-1847451421 (The Root - Ohio Court Sentences Black Woman to 18 Months in Prison the Day After Giving White Woman Probation for Same Crime)
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-union-deal-1.6142305 (CBC - Mounties to see their salaries soar as first collective agreement is ratified)
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/16/california-police-prison-guards-vaccination-rates (The Guardian - Top California law enforcement agencies report vaccination rates far lower than public)
    https://fair.org/home/support-the-tropes/ (FAIR - Support the Tropes)
    How to Help:
    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)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVoX-RwMJwandbpctr=1591459509 (Second Thought - America's Police Problem)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Malindi Elmore - Olympian, Elite Marathoner, Pro Triathlete, Ironman, Track, Motherhood, Recovery, National Record Holder

    Malindi Elmore - Olympian, Elite Marathoner, Pro Triathlete, Ironman, Track, Motherhood, Recovery, National Record Holder

    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Velofix. DM @velofixquebec on IG to get your exclusive LE RUN DOWN PROMO CODE and receive 15% OFF your next tune up.
    On this episode of Le Run Down I had an excellent conversation with Olympian, Pro Triathlete and National Marathon Record Holder, Malindi Elmore.
    She's an incredibly decorated athlete, with 3 different professional careers. But what I found most fascinating was her transition from short track to Ironman's at the pro level all while growing her young family.
    Today Malindi is an elite marathoner and is ready to compete at the 2020 Toyko Olympics. 17 years after her first appearance!
    News notes:
    https://www.instagram.com/lerundown/ (Le Run Down (@lerundown) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer (Home - CBC Tokyo 2020)
    https://www.instagram.com/tashawodak/ (Natasha Wodak (@tashawodak) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://www.instagram.com/aseccafien/ (Andrea Seccafien (@aseccafien) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://www.instagram.com/gabrielastafford/ (Gabriela DeBues-Stafford (@gabrielastafford) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://www.instagram.com/kristaduchene/ (Krista DuChene (@kristaduchene) • Instagram photos and videos)
    Show notes:
    https://www.instagram.com/malindielmore/ (Malindi Elmore (@malindielmore) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://malindielmore.com/ (Malindi Elmore - Malindi Elmore)
    https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene/how-to-have-long-term-running-success-with-malindi-elmore-and-nate-brannen/ (How to have long-term running success, with Malindi Elmore and Nate Brannen - Canadian Running Magazine)
    News:
    https://thetyee.ca/News/2021/07/30/Sacred-And-Strong-Celebrates-Strength-Resilience/ (The Tyee - ‘Sacred and Strong’ Celebrates Strength and Resilience — and Demands Collective Action)
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/residential-school-survivors-catholic-church-millions-1.6121678 (CBC - Millions meant for residential school survivors spent on Catholic Church lawyers, administration: documents)
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/militarized-police-reform-joe-biden_n_6101967be4b000b997dd9429 (Huffpost - New Documents Show Pentagon Rubber-Stamping Police Requests For Military Gear)
    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/07/30/suit-accuses-city-of-adding-misleading-language-to-ballot-question-on-police (MPR News - Suit accuses city of adding misleading language to ballot question on police)
    How to Help:
    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)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVoX-RwMJwandbpctr=1591459509 (Second Thought - America's Police Problem)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #75: Arden Young - Ultra Runner, Elite, Dentist, Sinister 7, FKT, Western States Dream, Marathoner, Boston Marathon

    #75: Arden Young - Ultra Runner, Elite, Dentist, Sinister 7, FKT, Western States Dream, Marathoner, Boston Marathon

    This episode was brought to you by our friends at Velofix. DM @velofixquebec on IG to get your exclusive LE RUN DOWN PROMO CODE and receive 15% OFF your next tune up.
    On this episode of Le Run Down I caught up with Elite Ultra Trail Runner, Arden Young.
    For Arden early on, running was a way for her to lose weight and maintain a certain body image. Today, her relationship to running looks much different.
    She's an incredible athlete who focused most of her efforts on the trails. Racing distances ranging from 50 miler all the way to 100 and by the end of them, you can usually find her name a top the leader board.
    News notes:
    https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene/five-tips-to-help-you-stick-to-your-running-routine/
    https://www.velofix.com/ (velofix.com | Mobile Bike Shop)
    Show notes:
    https://www.instagram.com/ardenly/ (Arden Young (@ardenly) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://runningmagazine.ca/trail-running/trail-races/alberta-ultrarunners-set-new-sinister-7-course-records/ (Alberta ultrarunners set new Sinister 7 course records - Canadian Running Magazine)
    https://runningmagazine.ca/trail-running/canadas-ailsa-macdonald-wins-bandera-100k/ (Canada's Ailsa Macdonald wins Bandera 100K - Canadian Running Magazine)
    News:
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/texas-senate-education-bill-white-supremacy_n_60f50cf6e4b01f11895b2dc3?05e (Huffpost - Texas Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That Ku Klux Klan Is 'Morally Wrong')
    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/07/20/group-announces-lawsuit-against-lapd-over-handling-of-wi-spa-protests/ (CBS Los Angeles - ‘Atrocious Human Rights Violations’: Group Announces Lawsuit Against LAPD Over Handling Of Wi Spa Protests)
    https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016710927/illinois-is-the-first-state-to-tell-police-they-cant-lie-to-minors-in-interrogat (NPR - Illinois Is The 1st State To Tell Police They Can't Lie To Minors In Interrogations)
    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-20/22-of-lapd-officers-failed-to-promptly-activate-body-cameras-in-force-incidents (Los Angeles Times - 22% of LAPD officers failed to promptly activate body cameras in force incidents)
    How to Help:
    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)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEVoX-RwMJwandbpctr=1591459509 (Second Thought - America's Police Problem)

    • 1 hr 20 min

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