Athlete Podcasts

  • Robyn Benincasa

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:31 AM

    Robyn Benincasa is one of the greatest female endurance athletes in history and was just named a CNN Hero. It was the perfect time to chat with the adventure racer, firefighter, and the creator of Project Athena.

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  • Colleen De Reuck

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00 AM

    Colleen De Reuck, now 50 and an age group triathlete, won her division at Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, was the second age group woman overall, dominated her division, and her 1:25:28 half marathon was the fastest for any pro or age group woman in the race!

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  • Harriette Thompson

    Sunday, June 8, 2014 6:14 PM

    On June 1st, at the age of 91, Harriette Thompson broke the world marathon record for her age group by two hours and 45 minutes while running 7:07:42 at the Suja Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon. What an amazing woman!

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  • Joanna Zeiger

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:56 PM

    Joanna Zeiger knows just a bit about training. She came on the show to chat about her career and her new coaching program called

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  • Martin Dugard

    Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:36 PM

    Martin Dugard, co-author of Killing Lincoln, came on to chat about his latest book, The Explorers, and the traits that make people take huge risks and venture into the unknown.

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  • Matt Fitzgerald

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:24 PM

    Matt Fitzgerald, one of the most prolific authors around, has a new book out called Diet Cults. He came on to chat about the genesis of the book and his thoughts on nutrition for endurance athletes.

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  • Ryan Hall

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 4:48 PM

    Ryan Hall on being the patron of the peloton at the Boston Marathon to help keep the American runners in the chase pack from helping to close the gap.

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  • Monika Allen

    Friday, April 25, 2014 3:20 PM

    Monika Allen’s photo from the 2014 LA Marathon in her Wonder Woman top and tutu sparked a firestorm. Monika came on our show to chat about Girls on the Run.

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  • Blake Leeper and Rudy Garcia-Tolson

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 3:19 PM

    They are two of the best athletes on the planet. But Blake Leeper and Rudy Garcia-Tolson are much more than just great athletes. They are changing perceptions about what someone with a disability can accomplish.

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  • Frank Shorter

    Friday, March 28, 2014 3:17 PM

    Frank Shorter’s gold medal in the marathon back in 1972 is considered the catalyst for the first running boom. He was also one of the first world class runners to train on the bike, weight train, and race duathlons. Frank is a great interview!

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  • Bernard Lagat

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:16 PM

    Bernard Lagat chats about his career, how he has adapted his training as he moved into his late 30’s, his four Olympic experiences, and his upcoming attempt to break the American record at the Carlsbad 5000.

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  • Marc Davis

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:10 PM

    Marc Davis is the San Diego native who ran 13:24 in 1996 at the Carlsbad 5000 to set the American record. Davis came on to chat about his running career and why the Carlsbad 5000 is such a classic event.

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  • Marko Cheseto

    Monday, March 24, 2014 8:07 PM

    Runner Marko Cheseto from Kenya was in college in Alaska when he ended up losing both legs below the knee. Believe it or not, Marko is back running, and this weekend, while training with legendary coach Joaquim Cruz, Marko ran a 23.9 for 200 meters at the end of the workout. His story is amazing.

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  • Bart Yasso

    Monday, March 10, 2014 11:10 PM

    Paul Huddle and I were finally back on the air together for the first time in about a month. In studio with us? Running legend Bart Yasso, who was amazing! This chat goes on the all-time best list.

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  • Bob Larsen

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:54 AM

    He ran in the 1950’s, started coaching in the 1960’s, and over the last half a century, Coach Bob Larsen has been one of the best coaches ever. Coach Larsen is most connected to the Jamul Toads, UCLA, and the great Meb Keflezighi.

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  • Heather Abbott

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:36 AM

    On April 15th, after the Red Sox game had finished late that morning, Heather Abbott and some of her friends were walking into the Forum Bar near the Boston Marathon finish line when the second of two explosions blew her into the restaurant, and her life changed forever. She ended up having her left leg amputated below the knee. Ten months after losing her leg, Heather came on the show to talk about how she is doing and where she is today.

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  • Scott Jurek

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 6:29 PM

    Scott Jurek is a true legend of Ultramarathoning. He came on to chat about his amazing career, where he won the Western States 100 seven times in a row and Badwater twice. As he heads into the 20th and final year of racing at the highest level, it was great to catch up.

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  • Alan Webb

    Monday, January 27, 2014 11:56 PM

    Alan Webb has had a great running career, breaking Jim Ryun’s 35-year-old high school mile record and Steve Scott’s American mile record. But at the age of 31, Alan has decided to put his high school swimming background to use and to give triathlon a try.

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  • Vinnie Tortorich

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:38 PM

    Vinnie Tortorich, aka American’s Angriest Trainer, is a long-time endurance athlete who authored a best seller – Fitness Confidential – and hosts a highly rated podcast. Huddle and I, of course, wanted to know why the guy was so damn angry! Vinnie’s website is

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  • Joaquim Cruz

    Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:10 PM

    Joaquim Cruz won the 800 meter gold medal at the 1984 Olympics and followed that up with a silver in 1988. He came on with us to chat about his career, the Paralympic track athletes he works with now, and his thoughts on the young triathlete he also coaches, Lukas Verzbicas.

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