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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 www.vinnietortorich.com

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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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  • Dave McGillivray

    Friday, December 13, 2013 12:32 AM

    To keep his streak going, each year Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray waits until after the leaders are in before heading back out to Hopkinton to run his marathon. On April 15th, just as he was about to begin his trek back to Boston, bombs went off near the finish line and all hell broke loose.

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  • Ryan Vail

    Friday, December 13, 2013 12:23 AM

    Ryan Vail’s first ever marathon was at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. He took 11th and ran 2:12:43. He now has three marathons under his belt – he was recently the first American at the ING New York City Marathon – and a personal best of 2:11:45.

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  • Bob Kennedy

    Monday, November 25, 2013 1:43 AM

    Bob Kennedy came on to chat about his running career, which included 16 Big Ten track titles at Indiana University, the first ever sub-13 minute 5000 by a non-African, four USATF 5,000 meter national championships, American records at 3,000 meters, two miles and 5,000, plus a spot on the 1996 U.S. Olympic team.

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  • Woody Woodburn

    Monday, November 25, 2013 1:37 AM

    Woody Woodburn is an award winning newspaper columnist whose new book is called Wooden & Me: Life Lessons from My Two-Decade Friendship with the Legendary Coach. Woodburn took walks with UCLA’s legendary coach plus traded letters and phone calls with the Wizard of Westwood for over 20 years.

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  • Lukas Verzbicas

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:01 PM

    For Lukas Verzbicas, this year has been all about recovery. Next up is Richard Muscio’s 5 miler on Thanksgiving morning November 28th in Oceanside. Lukas and Richard came in studio and the conversation was about Lukas’ career, his Olympic goals, and the upcoming race.

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  • Eduardo Garcia

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 5:34 PM

    Eduardo Garcia has one of those unbelievable stories you just have to hear directly from the source. This young man’s personality, poise and never-say-die attitude will simply blow you away.

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  • Marko Cheseto

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:37 PM

    Marko Cheseto grew up in Kenya and ended up running at the University of Alaska at Anchorage. He had no idea what snow looked like or where it came from before arriving there. He was a 29 minute 10K guy who ended up losing both legs below the knee. He is back running 39 minutes for 10K.

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  • Tracey Russell

    Friday, October 4, 2013 2:39 PM

    Chief Executive Tracey Russell from the Asics LA Marathon (lamarathon.com) came on the show to chat about their plans for the March 9th event, the opening of registration for what is sure to be another sold out race, the Stadium to the Sea point-to-point course, and the possibility of the LA Marathon becoming the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

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