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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:37 PM
Mel Hauschildt just won her second Ironman 70.3 World Championship. For a former steeplechaser, this triathlete-come-lately is an unbelievable talent. She started cycling to help recover from one of her 13 running-induced stress fractures. Next up was swim training, and in 2011 she won her first Ironman 70.3 World Championship title.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:41 PM
Broc Glover went pro in motocross at the age of 16 and won six AMA Motocross Championships during his Hall of Fame career. He came in studio with us to chat about some of his greatest battles with fellow motocross legend David Bailey and about the September 14th event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds that he has created to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:35 PM
Brenda Martinez has had an awesome season which culminated with her bronze medal at the IAAF Track and Field World Championship in the 800. To make it that much sweeter, it was the first time an American woman medaled in the 800 at the world track and field championships.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 4:40 PM
David Epstein is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and a former 800 meter runner at Columbia. His current book, The Sports Gene, is creating huge buzz. David was kind enough to come on with us to chat about his travels to Jamaica to get a sense of their sprinting culture and then on to Kenya to examine why the athletes there have been so successful when it comes to going long.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 4:31 PM
Mark Zeigler from the San Diego Union Tribune is our go-to guy whenever the subject turns to PEDs. So what does he think of what recently happened with the Jamaican sprinters, A-Rod, Ryan Braun and Major League Baseball, cycling, and the NFL?
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:30 PM
Thom Hunt and Paul Greer came in studio to chat about the upcoming USATF Dirt Dogs Cross Country Series. The website for the eight race San Diego-based series is www.dirtdogxc.com
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