35 episodes

Conversations that probe how running can be used as a conduit for change in 2020 and beyond.

Let‘s_Get_Uncomfortable Ines Bebea, Jamie Chien and Nathan Schiller

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Conversations that probe how running can be used as a conduit for change in 2020 and beyond.

    Danni McNeilly aka Leggatron Breaks Three Hours in a Marathon

    Danni McNeilly aka Leggatron Breaks Three Hours in a Marathon

    It was a moment 10 years in the making for Black Roses NYC member Danni McNeilly. When she crossed the Chicago Marathon finish line at 2:59:33 in 2023, she became the newest Black American born woman to join a very exclusive list. With her accomplishment, Danni joined Black Roses teammates Sharada Maddox and Erica Stanley-Dottin. On the first episode of season four, Danni shares how long distance running became her passion, her dislike for the Boston marathon, and why running New York City and Chicago marathon courses remain her favorites.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Tom O’Keefe and Stride for Stride Are on a Mission for BIPOC Runners

    Tom O’Keefe and Stride for Stride Are on a Mission for BIPOC Runners

    Tom O'Keefe started his non-profit Stride for Stride in 2018, and to date the group has secured bibs for over 500 runners into the New York City, Boston and Miami marathons, the NYC Half, the Falmouth Road Race in Cape Cod and many other races across the country. The bibs to date, are over $138,000. With $54,000 this year alone, when the yearly average is $46,000 a year. Tom stumbled into running by having a very popular twitter account dedicated to Boston. From his experience, he recognized that a major hurdle to running is financing, and that has become his motivation for running. Stride for Stride creates a space for minorities, immigrants, and low income people to find themselves in the frontline of races. Running helps build communities, and it's that community that now will support Tom as he waits for a kidney transfer.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    LGU Episode 33 Mwangi Gitahi’s journey from track start to coach

    LGU Episode 33 Mwangi Gitahi’s journey from track start to coach

    Mwangi Gitahi would be the first to tell you that he is naturally gifted as a runner. Growing up in Kenya, where long distance running is as common as apple pie, running is what everyone did. So excelling in South Kingstown High School in Rhode Island, was a no brainer. The unexpected challenges came when he picked up the whistle to be a coach. The red carpet that was laid out for him as a runner, didn't translate to being on the other side of the track. With his coaching career in bloom, he is set on challenging race directors to make races more accessible and inclusive. 

    • 54 min
    Episode 32: The Chinatown Speed Kooks Take On The Speed Project

    Episode 32: The Chinatown Speed Kooks Take On The Speed Project

    In the first episode of season three, the Chinatown Speed Kooks join the show for a behind-the-scenes look at The Speed Project. If you've never heard of TSP, it's an unsanctioned and unsupported race from the Santa Monica Pier to the Las Vegas sign. Sebastian Chiu and Let's Get Uncomfortable cohost Jaime Chien break it down the planning, financing, and running logistics, with a surprise visit from a special guest -- and a full action plan for how to escape a desert dog mafia.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 31: Rowann Bowcutt and 10IronWomen Blaze into Barcelona

    Episode 31: Rowann Bowcutt and 10IronWomen Blaze into Barcelona

    The name says it all: 10IronWomen. A movement from Rowann Bowcutt and friends to bring true gender parity to the Barcelona Ironman—and so much more. Like many triathletes, Rowann began as a runner, before adding cycling and swimming, two disciplines that require access to training spaces and expensive equipment. On the latest episode, we hop across the pond to London to learn why Rowann co-founded 10IronWomen, how they trained during the pandemic, and what happens at changing stations on race day. Spoiler alert: full nudity is not allowed.

    • 46 min
    Episode 30: Race the Bronx gives an inside look at the business of running

    Episode 30: Race the Bronx gives an inside look at the business of running

    Today we step off the track to go behind the scenes into the business of running with Sol Rivera and Alex Felicier of Race the Bronx. Proud Bronx residents, Sol and Alex give us an inside look at how and why they bring races to their borough, which has the worst health rating of any county in New York State. They’re on a mission to make running races affordable and inclusive, and we’re along for the ride.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Jenna from the Bronx ,

It’s More Than Just Running

I came across the podcast on a friends page and gave it a listen. I used to enjoy running and thought maybe I would get some tips here and there. I got so much more. It talks about disparities in running, inclusivity, health benefits, culture, empowerment and the list goes on. When you are listening to the hosts you are hearing the voices of the community.

Dragon Denis ,

Familiar faces

As a runner in NYC - so great to hear these convos! Can’t wait for more

dynam0_d ,

👍🏽

Learned a lot. Great listen

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