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Capturing the conversations that runner’s have offline and matter to them.

The podcast is hosted by Marcus @themarathonmarcus and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support

A Runner’s Life Marcus Brown

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

Capturing the conversations that runner’s have offline and matter to them.

The podcast is hosted by Marcus @themarathonmarcus and he explores the topics around training, racing and the impact running has on our day to day life’s. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support

    How to reframe an unhealthy narrative whilst running - a runner’s life unfiltered

    How to reframe an unhealthy narrative whilst running - a runner’s life unfiltered

    This series is a straight to the point view of my thoughts in my training journey.
    In this first episode I share some things that would have saved me a lot of wasted time when marathon training.
    This year I’m running the Virgin Money London Marathon, which is one of the biggest fundraiser events globally. Each of the 4 times, I’ve raised money for different charities. This year I’m running for the Samaritans charity as they do great work to help support people who need to speak to someone, when they’re struggling with their mental well-being.
    It costs £5 for the Samaritans team to answer a call from someone in calling in need.
    Thank you to everyone that has donated so far we’ve raised £460. That’s 92 spots for people who are in need. If you’re able, please donate using the link below. 
    https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarcusBrown12/2

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    • 16 min
    #99 - Ron Romano - Running 60 miles on his 60th birthday

    #99 - Ron Romano - Running 60 miles on his 60th birthday

    In episode 99, I speak with my friend Ron. He works in health care technology, but is a dedicated athlete. More recently he ran multiple marathons to raise money to support the frontline HealthCare workers during the early stages of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

    Following that he ran 60 miles on his birthday, in the freezing cold streets of NYC to help raise money to support ultra-runner Tommy Rivers Puzey after a rare cancer diagnosis. The money went towards supporting his family and helping with medical bills.

    Ron ran 2.41 at the Boston marathon before we had fancy shoes and nutrition, he is an inspiration to me, and a force of nature in a good way!

    We explore where this drive comes from, and how pivotal his mother is in his life.

    Whilst we are both six star world marathon major finishers, he was one of seven runners, to run all six marathon majors in 2019 (avg 3:15 at age 58) he is on Instagram and has a podcast (Runchats with Ron) which I’d recommend you listen to.

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    This episode is supported by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community.

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    #98 - The First Mile Always Lies: What does the future of crew running look like?

    #98 - The First Mile Always Lies: What does the future of crew running look like?

    What does the future of crew running look like?

    Welcome back to a runner’s life podcast. For episode 98 we’re switching things up.

    Today’s episode marks the first in a new series in collaboration with The Big Run podcast hosted by Danny Easton

    We have joined up over the past few weeks to record a series of specials that we will be releasing monthly on both our podcasts a variety of subjects and topics that speak to us as runners and that we hope you enjoy.

    It’s called The First Mile Always Lies and our first is a special round table of the Run Crew community.

    Community is such an important part of running and it felt only right to shine some light on it as we slowly move back to normality.

    Joining us in the special are Andre Coggins founder of Mafia Moves.

    Lloyd Kempson founder of Team Project Run and Pure Sport Run Club.

    and Tasha Thompson founder of Black Girls Do Run.

    A little later in the episode, we are joined on the phone by Duy Nguyen one of the Co-Founders of Korea Town Run Club out in LA.

    We are grateful to Meus space for hosting us for the day, for Freeze-frame media to capturing the recording and to Exhale coffee for their support and excellent coffee that kept us chatting.

    We hope you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to be the first to hear when the new episode is released.

    Thanks for listening and remember…

    The First Mile Always lies.


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    #97 - Tommie Runz - From sobriety to a Boston Qualifier marathon runner

    #97 - Tommie Runz - From sobriety to a Boston Qualifier marathon runner

    In episode 97, I speak with Tommie. He is the Owner of Chip Time Running. A host of The RUN EAT SLEEP Show.

    We discuss his history with running, his journey to becoming sober, and how he started practicing a vegan diet too. Tommie recently ran an incredible PR at the Glass City Marathon, and earned a Boston Qualifying time.

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    Instagram: @tommie_runz

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    This episode is supported by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community.

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    #96 - Julia Chase-Brand - The first U.S. woman to officially finish a major road running race

    #96 - Julia Chase-Brand - The first U.S. woman to officially finish a major road running race

    In episode 96, I speak with Julia Chase-Brand a true pioneer of U.S. running.

    So let’s go back. In 1960, women weren't allowed in races longer than 880 yards. The popular opinion of the time considered that distance running was harmful to reproductive organs.

    Let’s go further back, so in 1928 American and British papers falsely reported on the women finalists in the Olympic 800 meters. Both the photos and the story were faked, yet they provided the justification for a 30-year ban on women’s middle distance running in the United States.

    Aged 19 on Thanksgiving Day in 1961, she became a pioneer in women’s running as she became the first woman in the U.S. to officially finish a major road running race, which was the 4.7-mile Manchester Road Race.

    Julia made a specific point as shown in the photos to be seen as a female runner, she wore her college gym suit dress. She started the race a block behind the men to avoid the officials.

    In the final part of the race, spectators cheered her to the finish, and she did cartwheels at the finish.

    Her celebration was short-lived, the Amateur Athletic Union, threatened to ban her for life from all competition unless she agreed to stay out of "men's" road races.

    Whilst she was pivotal in creating a change in narrative in the sport, it wasn’t until 1972, that a law was enacted to help prevent gender discrimination in the United States educational athletic system.

    However Julia’s own running career was cut short by an car accident. But she has gone on to live such a full and rich life. She earned a Ph.D. in zoology. She did field work with bats and gorillas, and appeared on Sesame Street as "Bat Lady".

    Some decades later, she switched fields to gain her M.D. so she could practice psychiatry. And we touch upon some of her key life principles and reflections later into the conversation.

    Also watch her TedTalk, where she talks about being able to create a space between other people’s expectations and how she chooses to be seen.

    A big thank you to another leading pioneer Patti Catalano Dillon, the first American woman to run a sub 2:30 marathon (episode 50) for the introduction.

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    This episode is supported by Tracksmith, a brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community.

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    Thank you to my patreons your help pays for editing, equipment and much more.

    If you value the content I deliver, please consider becoming a supporter of my podcast by donating via my patreon page. This helps me provide quality content.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    #95 - Alison Staples on the positive influence of running

    #95 - Alison Staples on the positive influence of running

    In episode 95, I speak with Alison Staples, who is a Baltimore native. She starting running aged 31. Dared by a friend, her very first race was the Baltimore Half Marathon. The hills of Baltimore made the experience challenging, but the pride she got from hobbling across the finish line, was enough to make her trade her elliptical for the road. Since then she has  completed numerous half marathons and full marathons, and and become a RRCA certified long distance run coach.

    She is a physical therapist assistant specialising in neurophysiology. Alison’s number one priority is reducing the risk of injury before toeing the start line.

    In this conversation we talk about:


    What a runner’s life means to her.
    The 2019 NYC marathon.
    Non running passions and interests.
    Managing challenging moments during the pandemic.
    What potential looks like to her.
    And much more...

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    Instagram: @alioop_0_o_runs

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    This episode is sponsored by NoblePro, a treadmill brand which actively represents and supports the development of a runner’s life in the running community.

    There’s a number of NoblePro treadmill models to suit your budget, and cater for the elite runner through to the new beginner.

    To get 5% off your NoblePro treadmill use the code: runninglife

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

mahermom ,

Inspiring & Motivating

Marcus brings on inspiring & motivating runners from around to world to his podcast. His own story is inspiring and motivating as well. I always enjoy these episodes on the run.

Lyutsik ,

Incredible podcast

Marcus has not a regular interview podcast. That’s an amazing conversation between two people. Therefore it is not insight of just one persons journey but at least two. Such a motivational and inspiring podcast from which one can learn so much!

Ron8S ,

Excellent sub 3 advice

Marcus and Coach John provided valuable and practical insights to help guide my individual sub3 training. Current PR 3:05:40

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