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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.

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    • 1 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
    Eric Senseman - Ultra Runner, JFK 50 miler, Western States 100 miler, Flagstaff Arizona, Trail

    Eric Senseman - Ultra Runner, JFK 50 miler, Western States 100 miler, Flagstaff Arizona, Trail

    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 a fun chat with Ultra Runner and Western States competitor, Eric Senseman.
    He currently resides in Flagstaff Arizona, where he trains with some of the best athletes on the planet and is a very impressive runner in his own right.
    In this conversation Eric speaks about his breakthroughs and his struggles in the sport he loves so much. And breaks down the Western States race and his thoughts leading up to his 3rd appearance at the historic 100 miler.
    News notes:
    https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene/the-trailer-for-kipchoge-the-last-milestone-is-officially-out/ (https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene/the-trailer-for-kipchoge-the-last-milestone-is-officially-out/)
    https://runningmagazine.ca/trail-running/trail-races/jim-walmsley-wins-his-third-consecutive-western-states-100/ (Jim Walmsley wins his third consecutive Western States 100, Beth Pascall wins the women's race - Canadian Running Magazine)
    https://www.irunfar.com/jim-walmsley-2021-western-states-100-champion-interview (Jim Walmsley, 2021 Western States 100 Champion, Interview – iRunFar)
    Show notes:
    https://azdailysun.com/sports/running/flagstaffs-walmsley-coming-off-injury-wins-western-states-ultra-for-third-time/article_4f7c6aca-f8af-58fa-94a6-85b04776cf81.html (Flagstaff's Walmsley, coming off injury, wins Western States ultra for third time | Running | azdailysun.com)
    https://www.instagram.com/ericsenseman/?hl=en (Eric Senseman (@ericsenseman) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://www.instagram.com/wser/?hl=en (Western States Endurance Run (@wser) • Instagram photos and videos)
    News:
    https://cha-shc.ca/news/canada-day-statement-the-history-of-violence-against-indigenous-peoples-fully-warrants-the-use-of-the-word-genocide-2021-06-30 (Canadian Historical Association - Canada Day Statement: The History of Violence Against Indigenous Peoples Fully Warrants the Use of The Word “Genocide”)
    https://ricochet.media/en/3705/we-dont-need-your-shock-we-need-reparations-and-land-back (Ricochet Media - We don't need your shock, we need reparations and Land Back)
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/policing-bill-protest-laws-kill-vote-b1878417.html (Independent - Policing Bill: MPs vote for ‘draconian’ protest laws despite mounting opposition)
    https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/black-man-accuses-police-of-racial-profiling (Montreal Gazette - Black man says he was handcuffed after filming Montreal police questioning a man )
    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 23 min
    Jordan Marie Daniel - Runner, Indigenous Rights Advocate, Boston Marathon, Rising Heats, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

    Jordan Marie Daniel - Runner, Indigenous Rights Advocate, Boston Marathon, Rising Heats, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

    On this episode of Le Run Down I had an incredible conversation with runner and Founder of Rising Hearts, Jordan Marie Daniel.
    Jordan has always advocated for indigenous peoples, but the 2019 Boston marathon was a huge signal boost for her message.
    She loves running, and uses the platform it provides to raise awareness, and promote positive change for the indigenous community.
    News Notes:
    https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2021/06/06/sifan-hassan-world-record-10000-meters/ (Sifan Hassan smashes 10,000m world record - Track and Field (nbcsports.com))
    https://www.instagram.com/skylarrothmac/ (Skylar Roth-MacDonald (@skylarrothmac) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://milesforsmilescanada.com/ (Miles for Smiles (milesforsmilescanada.com))
    Show Notes:
    https://www.jordanmariedaniel.com/ (Jordan Marie Daniel)
    https://www.jordanmariedaniel.com/rising-hearts (Rising Hearts — Jordan Marie Daniel)
    https://globalsportmatters.com/culture/2019/11/15/voices-jordan-marie-daniel-is-running-for-those-whose-voices-were-stolen/ (Voices: Jordan Marie Daniel is running for those whose voices were stolen (globalsportmatters.com))
    https://www.instagram.com/nativein_la/ (JORDAN (@nativein_la) • Instagram photos and videos)
    News:
    https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2021/06/21/Story-By-Story-Canada-News-Media-Built-Indigenous-Oppression/ (The Tyee - Story by Story, Canada’s News Media Built Indigenous Oppression)
    http://www.huycares.org/blog/wash-doc-pledges-to-restore-indigenous-religious-freedoms/ (Huy - Wash. DOC Pledges to Restore Indigenous Religious Freedoms)
    https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2021/06/18/i-came-to-parliament-seeking-help-for-indigenous-people-but-no-one-cares-enough-to-act.html (Toronto Star - MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq: I came to Parliament seeking help for Indigenous people, but no one cares enough to act)
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/20/line-3-pipeline-indigenous-environmental-justice (The Guardian - ‘We will not stop’: pipeline opponents ready for America’s biggest environmental fight)
    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)

    • 56 min
    Robbie Balenger - Ultra Endurance Athlete, Plant-Based, Run Across America, Central Park FKT, Climate Change

    Robbie Balenger - Ultra Endurance Athlete, Plant-Based, Run Across America, Central Park FKT, Climate Change

    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 a great chat with plant-based Ultra Endurance Athlete, Robbie Balenger.
    Simply put, Robbie loves to run and push his limits.He's conquered the run across America in 75 days and most recently crushed the fastest known time for loops around central park in 24 hours.
    His accomplishments are remarkable but the message he carries about making better food choices and creating more sustainable food sources is just as incredible.
    News Notes:
    https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene/gladwell-creams-chavez-in-mile-match-up-of-the-century/ (https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene/gladwell-creams-chavez-in-mile-match-up-of-the-century/)
    https://runningmagazine.ca/trail-running/utmb-officials-confirm-plans-for-2021-in-person-race/ (https://runningmagazine.ca/trail-running/utmb-officials-confirm-plans-for-2021-in-person-race/)
    Show Notes:
    https://www.milliondollarvegan.com/ultra-vegan-marathoner-runs-america/ (Robbie Balenger: the man running 3,200 miles across America on plants | Million Dollar Vegan)
    https://fastestknowntime.com/fkt/robbie-balenger-central-park-loop-challenge-ny-2021-03-21 (Robbie Balenger - Central Park Loop Challenge (NY) - 2021-03-21 | Fastest Known Time)
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/fitness/a-vegan-athlete-who-ran-100-miles-around-central-park-in-under-24-hours-said-a-plant-based-diet-is-his-superpower/ar-BB1gSnpw?ocid=BingNewsSearch (A vegan athlete who ran 100 miles around Central Park in under 24 hours said a plant-based diet is his 'superpower' (msn.com))
    https://www.instagram.com/robbiebalenger/ (Robbie Balenger (@robbiebalenger) • Instagram photos and videos)
    News:
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/fredericton-chantel-moore-1.6058236 (CBC - Renewed calls for justice as officer who fatally shot Chantel Moore faces no charges)
    https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canada-will-act-dismantle-far-right-groups-after-muslim-family-attack-trudeau-2021-06-08/ (Reuters - Canada’s Trudeau vows to fight far-right groups after Muslim family slain)
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/anti-asian-discrimination-angus-reid-poll-1.6056740 (CBC - More than half of Asian Canadians experienced discrimination in past year: survey)
    https://globalnews.ca/news/7930141/northern-alberta-men-walk-ottawa-mmiwg/ (Global News - Alberta men begin walk to Ottawa to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls)
    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 21 min
    #71: Michelle Kay - Marathoner, Parkdale Road Runners co-lead, Writer, Chinatown Runners, Community Builder

    #71: Michelle Kay - Marathoner, Parkdale Road Runners co-lead, Writer, Chinatown Runners, Community Builder

    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 was lucky to connect with marathoner, community leader and Parkdale co-captain, Michelle Kay.
    She was more of a sprinter growing up but found an appreciation for distance running after joining the iconic Parkdale Road Runners.
    As a leader and organizer, Michelle's been able to inspire those around her, and has been working within the run community to help raise awareness of anti-asian hate and social injustice.
    News Notes:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/23/world/asia/china-ultramarathon-deaths.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/23/world/asia/china-ultramarathon-deaths.html)
    https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/balestrini-duchene-break-canadian-50k-records/ (https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/balestrini-duchene-break-canadian-50k-records/)
    https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/cam-levins-hits-olympic-standard-with-21014-marathon-in-austria/ (https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/cam-levins-hits-olympic-standard-with-21014-marathon-in-austria/)
    Episode Notes:
    https://www.instagram.com/yo_mk/ (Michelle K (@yo_mk) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://www.instagram.com/parkdaleroadrunners/ (Parkdale Roadrunners (@parkdaleroadrunners) • Instagram photos and videos)
    https://www.instagram.com/chinatownrunners/ (@chinatownrunners • Instagram photos and videos)
    News:
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-defund-police-bill-abbott/ (CBS News - Texas Governor Abbott says he will sign a bill that prevents cities from defunding police)
    https://factcheck.afp.com/black-lives-matter-did-not-voice-support-hamas (AFP Fact Check - Black Lives Matter did not voice support for Hamas)
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/george-floyd-anniversary-police-deaths-b1852614.html (The Independent - George Floyd anniversary: The death toll that shows little has changed since his murder shocked the world)
    https://abc13.com/23-houston-police-shootings-in-the-last-year-but-no-video-released/10693705/ (ABC13 Houston - 23 Houston police shootings in the last year, but no video released)
    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 35 min

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