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A weekly podcast from CITIUSMAG.com hosted by Chris Chavez. Interviewing the stars of track and field every week. Whether it's athletes, coaches, agents, writers or other interesting figures from running culture, we sit down for a laid back chat on the latest happenings in the sport. Be sure to chec…

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    Nico Young After Leading NAU To Their Sixth NCAA Cross Country Title In Seven Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 51:02


    "It's not chance. It's not talent on the team. It's what we talk about and how we train. That's never going to change. Regardless of what athletes we have, we're always going to be able to perform within some contained range – whether that's winning or 5th place, it's always going to be something that we're proud of.” My guest for today's episode is Nico Young. He is a star for Northern Arizona University's track and cross country team. He just finished second individually in the NCAA Cross Country Championships but led the Lumberjacks to their sixth national title in the last seven years. Before even arriving in Flagstaff, he was the sparkplug that kicked off Newbury Park High School's cross country and track dominance when he ran 9:05 for 3200 meters as a sophomore and then won a bunch of state and national titles as a junior and senior. It's been a great progression for him. He's lowered his personal best to 13:11 for the 5000m, which puts him at No. 3 on the all-time collegiate list. He was third at the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships in the event and then took eighth at the U.S. Outdoor Championships 5000m final. All of this and he's still just 20 years old. We touch on a bit of his progression, how he's handled that rise in an era of social media, what makes this NAU team special and also what it was like coming out as gay before the start of the cross country season. I appreciate Nico's openness in this conversation and I'm looking forward to seeing how fast he goes this weekend at the BU Season Opener, where he's the top seed in the men's 5000m. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST

    Chelsea Sodaro On Winning The Ironman World Championships Just 18 Months After Giving Birth, Championing Changes For Maternity Policies in Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 63:03


    "The hardest part of the process was the psychological aspect, which I didn't anticipate. I really struggled with postpartum anxiety and some postpartum depression. I think we're talking about it more but it can be quite debilitating, especially when we're expected to be so happy and joyful that we have this new beautiful baby but there is another darker piece that happens for a lot of women. It's definitely something I've struggled with and I'm not totally out of the woods with it. Motherhood has really changed me – mostly for the better but there are some mental health things I really need to stay on top of now." Chelsea Sodaro made history last month by winning the Ironman Kona World Championship women's race and becoming the first American to win in Kona since 2002 and the first American woman to win since 1996. One of the most impressive parts is that she accomplished the feat just 18 months after giving birth to her daughter Skylar. Chelsea was in 5th place going into the run before clocking a 2:51 split on the marathon run – that's after swimming 2.6 miles and biking 112 miles – to win by almost eight minutes. It's super impressive. It was so great to catch up with Chelsea, who was a pro runner when I started covering track in 2012 through her final track race at the 2016 Olympic Trials. We go deep on her journey to find her calling in triathlon, some of the highs and hardships from her pregnancy, what track and field can learn from another sport and of course that epic day in Hawaii. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST

    NCAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: NAU AND NC STATE REPEAT; CHARLES HICKS OUTKICKS NICO YOUNG, KATELYN TUOHY RUNS BRILLIANTLY

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 46:51


    The 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships are in the books. The NAU dynasty continues on the men's side as they finished the day with 83 points tied with Oklahoma State but then won the head-to-head tiebreaker. It marked the first time that a tiebreaker determined the national champion. Stanford's Charles Hicks outkicked Nico Young in the final stretch to claim in the men's individual title. On the women's side N.C. State became the first school to go back-to-back since Villanova in 2009 and 2010. They were led by Katelyn Tuohy, who hunted down Florida's Parker Valby despite a 12-second gap and won the women's individual title. We unpack all of the action, the biggest surprises and give some way too early 2023 picks with Isaac Wood of The Wood Report and Kyle Merber. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST

    NCAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW SHOW

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 60:09


    The NCAA Cross Country Championships are upon us. 31 teams per gender. Two champions. Oklahoma State University will host the 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 19th. The women's race will begin at 10:20 a.m. ET with the men's race slated to follow at 11:10 a.m. You'll be able to watch the races uninterrupted on ESPNU starting at 10 a.m. Kyle Merber will be on the broadcast and making his own ESPN debut. To preview all of the main storylines and share some predictions, I called up cross-country guru Isaac Wood of The Wood Report. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST

    Scott Fauble After Finishing As Top American At The 2022 NYC Marathon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 56:55


    "I'm really, really proud of this one. I feel like I executed it better than I had a marathon before. I think it was my savviest marathon...I understand I did really well and I made all the right choices. All of the measures of success I met. I don't necessarily have the joy. It's more pride right now." Scott Fauble is back on the podcast for the 7th time, which might be a record for a recurring guest. It's funny to go back and look at the archives because when he first came on this show in 2017, it was ahead of his marathon debut and now he's one of the top U.S. marathoners. He just finished as the top American at the New York City Marathon in 2:13:35 to finish 9th overall. Earlier in the spring, he ran a personal best of 2:08:52 at the Boston Marathon and we did an episode after that performance. Let's unpack another top American performance. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST

    How Orlando Landed The 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials | Jon and Betsy Hughes of Track Shack

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 27:35


    "We wanted to do this for a long time because we knew Orlando can really produce what is needed both by the course, the staging area and the support from our running community, but also our entire community to really put forth a world-class event." We finally have an answer on where and when the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials will be held as USATF and the USOPC announced we're headed to Orlando on Feb. 3, 2024. The trials are the event where the top three men's and women's finishers who meet the qualifying standards for the Olympics will secure their spots for the Summer Games in Paris. The race will be held in the street of downtown Orlando. I decided to give a call to Jon and Betsy Hughes of Track Shack to hear about some of the early plans since Track Shack is will be staging the event with help from the city of Orlando mayor, the Orange county mayor and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS FOR EVERY RUN FILM FESTIVAL: Pacers Running, in partnership with The Running Event (TRE), is proud to present the first annual For Every Run Film Festival. Taking place at TRE this December 1 in Austin, TX, the festival will celebrate the best stories from the running industry, showcasing multiple categories for films as well as best brand campaign, photo of the year, and written work. Enter here: https://www.foreveryrunfilmfestival.com/ VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST

    NEW YORK CITY MARATHON RECAP WITH KYLE MERBER

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 42:03


    On Sunday, the New York City Marathon returned to full capacity for the first time since 2019 and although the warmer conditions made it tough for runners across the board, the city was alive to celebrate everyone from the 1st to the 50,000th finisher. Kenyans swept the men's and women's pro races for the fourth time this year on the World Marathon Majors stage. The women's race saw a major surprise as Sharon Lokedi, the former NCAA champion out of Kansas, won in 2:23:23 in her debut marathon. 33-year-old Evans Chebet came away with the victory in a wild and unpredictable men's race in 2:08:41 to complete his Boston-New York title double in 2022. Aliphine Tuliamuk and Scott Fauble were the top Americans on the day. We chat through the pro races + Kyle's experience running the race + my first time on a TV broadcast. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS TRACKSMITH: The Eliot Runner was developed to meet the rigorous demands of committed runners, providing the perfect balance of cushioning and responsiveness with classic Tracksmith style. See the Eliot Runner in person at Tracksmith's Pop-Ups at the London and Chicago Marathons and their Boston store this fall before an exclusive opportunity to pre-order on October 24th. Learn more about the Eliot Runner by visiting tracksmith.com/citius FOR EVERY RUN FILM FESTIVAL: Pacers Running, in partnership with The Running Event (TRE), is proud to present the first annual For Every Run Film Festival. Taking place at TRE this December 1 in Austin, TX, the festival will celebrate the best stories from the running industry, showcasing multiple categories for films as well as best brand campaign, photo of the year, and written work. Enter here: https://www.foreveryrunfilmfestival.com/ VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST

    How Jos Hermens Started The NN Running Team + Stories Working With Eliud Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 51:26


    My guest for this episode is Jos Hermens. He is the founder of Global Sports Communication and the NN Running team. We recorded this episode back in April when I made a trip to Rotterdam to host the team's 5th anniversary. When they started in 2017, they announced themselves as “the first professional running team” with stars like Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele as the faces of the team. They've also made major strides by bringing in other major sponsors to back the team. We dive into the business side of the team, how Jos transitioned from an Olympian to an agent, what he'd like to see changed within the sport, his obsession with breaking records, stories working with Kipchoge, Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie, plus much more. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS TRACKSMITH: The Eliot Runner was developed to meet the rigorous demands of committed runners, providing the perfect balance of cushioning and responsiveness with classic Tracksmith style. See the Eliot Runner in person at Tracksmith's Pop-Ups at the London and Chicago Marathons and their Boston store this fall before an exclusive opportunity to pre-order on October 24th. Learn more about the Eliot Runner by visiting tracksmith.com/citius FOR EVERY RUN FILM FESTIVAL: Pacers Running, in partnership with The Running Event (TRE), is proud to present the first annual For Every Run Film Festival. Taking place at TRE this December 1 in Austin, TX, the festival will celebrate the best stories from the running industry, showcasing multiple categories for films as well as best brand campaign, photo of the year, and written work. Enter here: https://www.foreveryrunfilmfestival.com/ VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST

    On Athletics Club Coach Dathan Ritzenhein On The Team's 2022 Season + Why You Should Get Excited For Hellen Obiri's Marathon Debut in NYC

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 46:13


    "I think she has the talent to be the best in the world in the marathon – just like she's been the best in the world in track and cross-country as well." Last week, Mac Fleet and I traveled to Boulder, Colo. to spend some time with the On Athletics Club and coach Dathan Ritzenhein. We got a chance to sit down and chat about the highs and lows of OAC's 2022 outdoor season + Hellen Obiri's upcoming marathon debut in New York City on Nov. 6. Obiri's move to Boulder has been in the works since she signed with the Swiss sportswear company in January with the intention of focusing on the roads. Ritzenhein worked closely with her agent and former coach Ricky Simms to make the transition as smooth as possible following her 67:05 victory at The Great North Run in September. We also spoke with Obiri about her fall plans a day before she won a silver medal in the 10,000m at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. You can watch this full interview with Ritzenhein uninterrupted on the CITIUS MAG YouTube channel. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS TRACKSMITH: The Eliot Runner was developed to meet the rigorous demands of committed runners, providing the perfect balance of cushioning and responsiveness with classic Tracksmith style. See the Eliot Runner in person at Tracksmith's Pop-Ups at the London and Chicago Marathons and their Boston store this fall before an exclusive opportunity to pre-order on October 24th. Learn more about the Eliot Runner by visiting tracksmith.com/citius VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. HOW TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST

    COFFEE CLUB x CITIUS MAG: How We Are Going To "Fix" The Sport

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 72:43


    What you're about to listen to is an episode of The Coffee Club Podcast hosted by Morgan McDonald, Geordie Beamish and Olli Hoare. I'm a big fan of the show since it started. I haven't missed an episode. Here at CITRUS MAG, we're all about athlete storytelling and I think they do a phenomenal job of chronicling what's going on in their respective careers while also shedding a light on some of the other things happening in the sport on a weekly basis. I was honored to be invited on as a guest while I was in Boulder last week on a quick content trip with Mac Fleet. Stay tuned for some of the videos and interviews that we have coming on the CITIUS MAG YouTube Channel. It's an especially exciting time for the On Athletics Club since their teammate Hellen Obiri will be making her marathon debut in New York City on Nov. 6 and we'll be on-site to cover the elite races. Some of you may have caught my personal announcement on Instagram and Twitter but I will be on the TV broadcast on ESPN2 on race day. More to come soon...For now, enjoy this episode of COFFEE CLUB and subscribe to their podcast + YouTube channel. COFFEE CLUB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/COFFEECLUBtothemoon COFFEE CLUB Podcast: https://apple.co/3TBb8CZ SUPPORT CITIUS MAG

    How Brendon Babenzien Started NOAH – Not A Running Brand But Making Clothing For Runners

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 50:40


    "I don't think we ever planned to be a running brand but it goes back to this idea that people are complex, diverse and interesting. Brand and business should reflect that. Most businesses don't do it that way. They're like, ‘We do this one thing. That's all we do. If you're into that, you'll get it from us. The rest of your interests, we're not interested. Go somewhere else for your other stuff.' … We're more interested in the New York attitude of like you really don't know who you're talking to and they're probably far more interesting than you realize.” Brendon Babenzien is the founder of NOAH and the men's creative director for J. Crew. A lot of you may have recently seen the collaboration between J. Crew and Tracksmith and Brendon had a lot to do with that because he's a runner and loves the sport. But..don't be quick to call NOAH a running brand. They make clothing for runners but with their own touch. In this one, we go into Brendon's own running, how NOAH came to be, its place within the fashion industry and the importance of producing products with human rights and the environment in mind. Plus, NOAH just released their whole fall and winter collection so check them out. They also have been doing some runs out of their store in New York City and events in London so be sure to follow them on Instagram. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS TRACKSMITH: The Eliot Runner was developed to meet the rigorous demands of committed runners, providing the perfect balance of cushioning and responsiveness with classic Tracksmith style. See the Eliot Runner in person at Tracksmith's Pop-Ups at the London and Chicago Marathons and their Boston store this fall before an exclusive opportunity to pre-order on October 24th. Learn more about the Eliot Runner by visiting tracksmith.com/citius VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUSMAG at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. VELOUS FOOTWEAR: VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & Reenergize before and after you train. It's the most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20

    Jenny Simpson Shifts Her Focus To The Roads As A New Chapter of Her Career Begins, Signs With PUMA

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 57:33


    "As my idea of how those years would unfold so dramatically changed, I started to embrace this saying just for myself that it would always be a surprise ending. I was never going to be able to control exactly how I kept going. It was not the storybook ending to my track career that I imagined. But more recently, even after the whole surprise ending revelation, I decided I can make this a surprise middle. It doesn't have to be the end...In the last few months, changing things up has been reinvigorating. It's given me energy and it's just a new scene." My guest for this episode is Jenny Simpson. This is her second time on the show. Her last appearance in November 2019 is one of my all-time favorite episodes. Now she's back and she's repping a new sponsor. Last week, she signed a new deal with PUMA and announced that she will be shifting much of her focus to the roads. She won three World Championship medals and an Olympic bronze medal in her track career. One of the most astonishing stats is that she broke four minutes for the 1500m in 2009 and 2019, which really was a decade-long stretch as one of America's shining middle-distance stars. We discuss all of the big changes and also discuss some of the hardships from the past two years with injuries and also being displaced from her home due to the Colorado wildfires last December. Jenny is always one of the most thoughtful people to chat with. I'm sure we could've kept going for hours. Listen to Jenny's first appearance on the podcast here. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS TRACKSMITH: The Eliot Runner was developed to meet the rigorous demands of committed runners, providing the perfect balance of cushioning and responsiveness with classic Tracksmith style. See the Eliot Runner in person at Tracksmith's Pop-Ups at the London and Chicago Marathons and their Boston store this fall before an exclusive opportunity to pre-order on October 24th. Learn more about the Eliot Runner by visiting tracksmith.com/citius VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & re-energize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20 GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUSMAG at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF.

    Emily Sisson After Breaking The American Record At The 2022 Chicago Marathon In 2:18:29

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 41:33


    "It's been such a big goal for so long. I remember back in college, Ray (Tracey) said to me once, “You're going to set the American record in the marathon someday.' I was like, ‘Okay…' But he said it as a fact like, ‘You're going to do it.' Just because someone has the potential doesn't mean it necessarily will happen. There are so many factors and variables. But he was just like, ‘No. You will set it someday.' It feels like part of a long journey." My guest for this episode is the new American record holder in the women's marathon – Emily Sisson. She just ran 2:18:29 to take 43 seconds off the previous record of 2:19:12 set by Keira D'Amato at the Houston Marathon in January. The race was won by Ruth Chepngetich in 2:14:18 – which is the second-fastest time in history. Sisson now owns two American records She set the half marathon record in 67:11 back in May. We go inside the making of this American record, how she trusted her coach and pacers to make it happen, the appetite to go faster and what's being said in this group chat with U.S. marathoning greats Keira D'Amato, Deena Kastor and Joan Benoit Samuelson. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS TRACKSMITH: Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection was just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. Inspired by classic team kits, their Van Cortlandt Collection features lightweight 2:09 mesh in performance silhouettes. For training, their Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts and Van Cortlandt Tee are some of my favorites. Get free shipping by using code CITIUS at checkout & 5% of the sale will benefit the Release Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit supporting those in need of substance abuse and mental illness treatment through scholarships. GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUSMAG at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. If you're an athlete out there hammering miles and tempo runs solo with no guidance or direction, Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. VELOUS FOOTWEAR: VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & Reenergize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20.

    Erica Stanley-Dottin On Running 2:52:05 At 48 Years Old And Joining The List of Black American Women Who Have Broken 3 Hours In The Marathon

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 59:35


    “What I love about being out here and doing this is that I didn't think it was accessible. I didn't think I was going to run sub-3. Why would I think that? That's crazy. But what I've been able to do is inspire people, which I wasn't trying to do but I feel good about that. I just want us to all feel – especially Black American women – that we can do that. I started because I wanted to train and get faster. There's nothing stopping anyone from doing that.” My guest for this episode is Erica Stanley Dottin, who is a mother of two, a wife and runs with Black Roses NYC. She isa producer and also works as the Tracksmith New York City Community Manager. At 48 years old, she just ran 2:52:05 for a huge personal best at the Berlin Marathon. The time makes her the 25th Black American woman to break three hours in the marathon since 1973. It's a list that started being tracked by Ted Corbitt and is now kept by his son, Gary. We discuss her running career from her sprinting days at Georgetown to what called her to the marathon. What started off as a fun hobby for herself in the mid-2000s, she eventually found the Black Roses and coach Knox Robinson in New York City which elevated her training. We talk about how she managed to do it all and the inspiration she serves to other women in her community. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS TRACKSMITH: Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection was just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. Inspired by classic team kits, their Van Cortlandt Collection features lightweight 2:09 mesh in performance silhouettes. For training, their Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts and Van Cortlandt Tee are some of my favorites. Get free shipping by using code CITIUS at checkout & 5% of the sale will benefit the Release Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit supporting those in need of substance abuse and mental illness treatment through scholarships. GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS-running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUSMAG at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. If you're an athlete out there hammering miles and tempo runs solo with no guidance or direction, Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF.

    Conner Mantz Targets Sub-2:08 Debut At The Chicago Marathon + Future World Cross Country And Track Plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 43:00


    “For the longest time, I thought sub-2:08 was 4:50/mile pace just because that's what coach Eyestone said one day but he mistyped it in his text message. It's 4:53 pace, which actually makes me feel a lot more confident in sub-2:08 because this whole time I've been thinking sub-4:50 per mile not even thinking that I should check his math out on my own. I think sub-2:08 is reasonable. I know my strengths are and I know where I'm good.” Two-time NCAA cross country champion Conner Mantz is getting ready to make his marathon debut this weekend at the Chicago Marathon. In the past 12 months, he earned national titles in the half marathon and 20K. He's got a 1 :00:55 second personal best for the half marathon, which puts him at No. 9 on the all-time U.S. list so there's plenty of excitement over his potential in the marathon. We talked all about that, his expectations for the race, how much he wants to focus on track or cross country in the future and much more. Plus, we get some NCAA cross country predictions from him. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS TRACKSMITH: Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection was just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. Inspired by classic team kits, their Van Cortlandt Collection features lightweight 2:09 mesh in performance silhouettes. For training, their Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts and Van Cortlandt Tee are some of my favorites. Get free shipping by using code CITIUS at checkout & 5% of the sale will benefit the Release Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit supporting those in need of substance abuse and mental illness treatment through scholarships. GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUSMAG at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. If you're an athlete out there hammering miles and tempo runs solo with no guidance or direction, Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. VELOUS FOOTWEAR: VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & Reenergize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20.

    NCAA Cross Country Preview: The Greatest Women's Team Ever, NAU Dynasty Upset Chances, Biggest Surprises + More With Isaac Wood

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 65:44


    People seem to enjoy when we talk NCAA cross country in the past so I'm bringing back Isaac Wood, our cross country guru and the founder of The Wood Report to break down for us what we should watch for this season. If you go to TheWoodReportXC.com, you will find all of his rankings and ratings for each team. He goes through every school and every roster to project who will be competing at this year's big dance in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Nov. 17. We've got an interesting season ahead with NAU going for its sixth title in seven years and NC State looking to become the first women's team to go back-to-back in over a decade. Isaac has some bold takes on those teams and much more. I've transcribed some of his big takeaways so you can find those and his rankings at CITIUSMAG.com. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS TRACKSMITH: Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection was just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. Inspired by classic team kits, their Van Cortlandt Collection features lightweight 2:09 mesh in performance silhouettes. For training, their Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts and Van Cortlandt Tee are some of my favorites. Get free shipping by using code CITIUS at checkout & 5% of the sale will benefit the Release Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit supporting those in need of substance abuse and mental illness treatment through scholarships. GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUSMAG at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. If you're an athlete out there hammering miles and tempo runs solo with no guidance or direction, Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. VELOUS FOOTWEAR: VELOUS is an active recovery footwear brand designed to help you restore, revive & Reenergize before and after you train. Two years in development, this team has created the world's most comfortable, supportive and lightweight active recovery shoe in the world. Get 20% off using code CitiusMag20. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Interested in sponsoring the show? Reach out to Chris at chris@citiusmag.com for advertising, sponsorship and partnership offerings. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.

    Evan Jager's Return To The World Stage After Four Years Of Injuries, Setbacks and Emotional Lows

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 70:19


    “I'm honestly so happy to get back to this level of running and feeling healthy running again and feeling like myself again. U.S. Champs was one of the most rewarding races of my career, honestly. With everything that I had been through the last four years, the deep, deep belief in myself never went away but there was a lot of doubt that I couldn't get past until I finally had the race result to prove it to me. That was that race. It did a lot for my confidence for the rest of the season for sure.” My guest for this episode is American record holder, Olympic silver medalist and world championship bronze medalist Evan Jager of the Nike Bowerman Track Club. I had him on as a guest back in 2019 as part of a panel with his teammates but this is the first time that he's on as a guest solo. Things are much different now. He missed much of the last four years due to injury but clawed his way back in 2022 to qualify for the World Championships with a runner-up finish at the USATF Outdoor Championships in June. He made the world championship final a month later and finished sixth overall. He shares his thoughts on that performance, the season overall and what he's learned throughout some of the lowest points in his career. We also touch on how he envisions the next two years going through the 2024 Paris Olympics if all goes well. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUSMAG at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. If you're an athlete out there hammering miles and tempo runs solo with no guidance or direction, Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. TRACKSMITH: Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection was just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. Inspired by classic team kits, their Van Cortlandt Collection features lightweight 2:09 mesh in performance silhouettes. For training, their Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts and Van Cortlandt Tee are some of my favorites. Get free shipping by using code CITIUS at checkout & 5% of the sale will benefit the Release Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit supporting those in need of substance abuse and mental illness treatment through scholarships. NIKE: CITIUS MAG has partnered with Nike to celebrate the multitude of reasons runners take to the streets. For the everyday and common runner, Nike is committed to motivating, standing by, listening to, and helping them from the starting line to the finish line and every mile in between. Download the Nike Run Club app

    Ciara Mageean's Remarkable Comeback And The Road To Smashing A 27-Year-Old 1500 Meter Irish Record

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 52:27


    "That record has been the monkey on my back for a long time. I always knew that I had the capability as an athlete to get there but I often wondered if I would be able to reach my full potential and actually do it. To finally do it was special but to be able to share that moment with Sonia (O'Sullivan) was really cool." Kyle Merber and I had a blast chatting with New Balance star Ciara Mageean. She was on a tear the past two months and won a silver medal in the 1500m at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games. She won the Brussels Diamond League women's 1500m in 3:56.63 to smash the Irish national record. She went on to finish second in the Diamond League final behind our previous guest Faith Kipyegon. She is a 12-time Irish national champion and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We touch on how she's been able to handle the pressure of being a national star at a young age and the injuries that came along the way to finally being great. We had great craic so we hope you enjoy this episode too! SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUSMAG at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. If you're an athlete out there hammering miles and tempo runs solo with no guidance or direction, Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. TRACKSMITH: Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection was just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. Inspired by classic team kits, their Van Cortlandt Collection features lightweight 2:09 mesh in performance silhouettes. For training, their Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts and Van Cortlandt Tee are some of my favorites. Get free shipping by using code CITIUS at checkout & 5% of the sale will benefit the Release Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit supporting those in need of substance abuse and mental illness treatment through scholarships. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Interested in sponsoring the show? Reach out to Chris at chris@citiusmag.com for advertising, sponsorship and partnership offerings. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.

    2x Olympic Champion, 2x World Champion Faith Kipyegon Really Wants To Break The 1500m World Record + Representing Mothers On The World Stage

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 33:31


    “At the moment, the 1500 meters is a competitive race. Starting this year was crazy with 3:52 and 3:50. It's our generation now. When the upcoming generation is coming, I think it will be lowered to 3:48. Hopefully next year, I'm hoping to run 3:49 and hopefully the next generation will lower it. I think the 1500 meters is a competitive race. To go lower like 3:48 is really possible.” Faith Kipyegon is the greatest women's 1500 meter runner of all-time. She is a two-time Olympic champion and two-time world champion. She just won the 2022 Diamond League title and also clocked the second-fastest time in history this year with a 3:50.37 at the Monaco Diamond League – that's three-tenths of a second shy of the world record. It's coming. In this episode, we talk about just how much she wants it but also some of her roots in the sport, her motivation and what it means to her to show the world just how strong female athletes can come back after giving birth. I really enjoyed this chat with her and I hope this gets you to know her a little bit better. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS NIKE: CITIUS MAG has partnered with Nike to celebrate the multitude of reasons runners take to the streets. For the everyday and common runner, Nike is committed to motivating, standing by, listening to, and helping them from the starting line to the finish line and every mile in-between. https://www.nike.com/running | Download the Nike Run Club app here. GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUSMAG at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. If you're an athlete out there hammering miles and tempo runs solo with no guidance or direction, Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. TRACKSMITH: Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection was just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. Inspired by classic team kits, their Van Cortlandt Collection features lightweight 2:09 mesh in performance silhouettes. For training, their Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts and Van Cortlandt Tee are some of my favorites. Get free shipping by using code CITIUS at checkout & 5% of the sale will benefit the Release Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit supporting those in need of substance abuse and mental illness treatment through scholarships.

    5th Avenue Mile Preview Show ft. Jake Wightman, Emma Coburn, Cory McGee, Heather MacLean, Charles Philibert-Thiboutot & Adel Mechaal | Live from NYC!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 83:53


    Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber hosted a live show with athletes from Pints and PRs Night at the NYRR RunCenter ft. The New Balance Run Hub. It was a night of free drinks, food and New Balance swag for those in attendance. We had the chance to kick it with some of the stars of Team NB. Watch on YouTube or listen to our night of fun interviews and pre-race banter. Special guests for this live show: Emma Coburn, Cory McGee, Heather MacLean, Charles Philibert-Thiboutot and Adel Mechaal. Special thanks to New Balance Running and New York Road Runners! Pro races will be on Sunday from 12-1 p.m. EST. You will be able to watch the live on NBC. On Sunday night, we will be going live sometime after 7 p.m. EST on the CITIUS MAG YouTube channel for some end-of-season interviews with the athletes. Subscribe to the channel and don't miss out. Read our full race preview here: https://citiusmag.substack.com/p/2022-fifth-avenue-mile-preview

    Abdihamid Nur's Journey From Somalia To Kenya To Egypt To America + Becoming An NCAA Champion, World Championship Finalist

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 81:00


    "My goal for this sport is to be remembered as someone that gave it their all on the track and never left anything. I want to be remembered for inspiring the next generation. I want to set American records. I want to set world records and just strive for the best Abdihamid can do.” Abdihamid Nur is a professional runner for Nike after a remarkable breakout year with Northern Arizona University. He was part of their NCAA cross country winning team but excelled on the track to the NCAA indoor 5000m and 3000m titles. He finished third in the NCAA outdoor 10,000m final but rebounded with a third-place finish at the U.S. Outdoor Championships to qualify for his first World Championship team. It marked the first time he got to rock the Team USA kit and that's truly special since representation matters and his story begins in Somalia and makes stops along the way in Kenya and Egypt before he finally arrived in the United States as a kid. You'll hear all about that, his incredible season and his hunger for more after finishing 11th at the World Championships. Abdihamid is truly someone you're gonna want to support for many years to come. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS NIKE: CITIUS MAG has partnered with Nike to celebrate the multitude of reasons runners take to the streets. For the everyday and common runner, Nike is committed to motivating, standing by, listening to, and helping them from the starting line to the finish line and every mile in-between. https://www.nike.com/running | Download the Nike Run Club app here. GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. If you're an athlete out there hammering miles and tempo runs solo with no guidance or direction, Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF. TRACKSMITH: Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. Their new Fall Collection was just released and is now available. It features staples ready for all your training and racing needs. Inspired by classic team kits, their Van Cortlandt Collection features lightweight 2:09 mesh in performance silhouettes. For training, their Van Cortlandt Grand Shorts and Van Cortlandt Tee are some of my favorites. Get free shipping by using code CITIUS at checkout & 5% of the sale will benefit the Release Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit supporting those in need of substance abuse and mental illness treatment through scholarships.

    Olympic Champion, World Record Holder Joshua Cheptegei Wants To Continue To Inspire Generations In Uganda

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 38:50


    "My dream to see from my country is to see, in the next five years time I hope, that my country will be able to do anything in distance running – especially in track and field and in the marathons. I really hope that the kind of light that I've put will transcend into raising many champions. I've taken the lead. My brother Jacob is also taking the lead. We believe that these young people when they continue pursuing the sport with discipline, proper guidance and listening, I believe Uganda will be somewhere up there." Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei is just 25 years old and he's already an Olympic gold medalist at 5000m and Olympic silver medalist at 10,000m. He's a three-time world champion. At this summer's world championships, he won the 10,000 meters and finished second to Jakob Ingebrigsten in the 5000m. Oh…and he's also the world record holder at 5000m and 10,000 meters. In addition to all of his work on the track, Joshua Cheptegei works closely with his sponsors including Nike and the NN Running Team to give back to the next generation of runners in Uganda so you'll hear a bit about that as well in our conversation. Kyle Merber and I previously did an episode of Track Snacks where we shared out admiration for Joshua and now you can hear from him yourself. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS NIKE: CITIUS MAG has partnered with Nike to celebrate the multitude of reasons runners take to the streets. For the everyday and common runner, Nike is committed to motivating, standing by, listening to, and helping them from the starting line to the finish line and every mile in-between. https://www.nike.com/running | Download the Nike Run Club app here. GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ FINAL SURGE: If you are a coach, Final Surge makes planning and analyzing workouts simple and helps streamline communication with your athletes. If you're an athlete out there hammering miles and tempo runs solo with no guidance or direction, Final Surge is also here to offer up some world-class training programs. Check out their offerings today: FINALSURGE.COM – USE CODE CITIUS FOR 10% OFF.

    Keira D'Amato Wants To Lower Her American Record in Berlin; Ben Flanagan Threepeats But Wants Records Now + More | Live From The Falmouth Road Race!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 69:53


    Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber sit down with Ben Flanagan, Keira D'Amato, Marielle Hall, Colin Bennie and Patrick Tiernan after competing at the 2022 Falmouth Road Race. We were on-site to provide live updates and do our live aftershow to interview the stars of the day. D'Amato is coming off an 8th place finish at the World Championships Marathon and decided to make her Falmouth debut in grand fashion with a 36:14 victory over the seven-mile distance. She became the first American woman to win the race since Magdalena Lewy-Boulet in 2011. Ben Flanagan became just the fifth man in history to win three Falmouth Road Race titles with his 32:25 win over Biya Simbassa. He details how his competitors stayed on his heels, why this one was the most difficult one to win and what he hopes to accomplish with a few more road races scheduled soon. We also speak with Marielle Hall after her third-place showing on how she's learning more about road racing. Colin Bennie shares a bit about his new coaching venture and why he's not planning to run a fall marathon. Patrick Tiernan is a week away from his wedding and in the middle of a training block before debuting at the Chicago Marathon. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    Emma Bates On The Teamwork By Team USAs Marathoners At Worlds & Finishing 7th + Joe Klecker On Getting Used To Global Competition

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 56:31


    "I had no idea how much this meant to people. I knew how much this meant to me, Sara and Keira. For the outpouring of support, you would think that we swept the podium. It's so cool that people appreciate the performance for what it was. I think we did everything right in the race and still came up short in our eyes...We put ourselves in a position to be in contention in that race. We worked together the entire time. That's something that doesn't happen very often to find each other in a race." Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber speak with Emma Bates and Joe Klecker at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Bates finished 7th in the women's marathon in a personal best of 2:23:18. She speaks about the teamwork alongside Sara Hall and Keira D'Amato to put all three American women in the top 10 of the World Championships. She also discusses how she found her confidence and calling in the marathon now. A year after competing at the Tokyo Olympics, U.S. champion Joe Klecker returned to the global championship stage in the 10,000m. He placed 9th in a season's best of 27:38.73. He discusses the lessons he took from sticking with some of the best 10,000m runners in the world for much of the final. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    Comedian Michelle Wolf May Be A Bigger Track and Field Fan Than You

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 40:51


    "I feel like I'm at Disney World. I'm so embarrassed because I'm such a fan girl. I follow all these people on Instagram in a way that I'm like, 'I gotta get more friends...I love track. It's the most fun thing for me to watch. I'm in such awe of these athletes. I can't believe we all have the same bodies and this what they're able to do." Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and John Anderson chat with comedian Michelle Wolf. Before she was crushing the stand-up scene, Michelle was a jumper in high school and at William and Mary. She still runs and competes in ultra-marathons when she's not touring. During the World Athletics Championships, she worked with Hayward Magic to highlight the personalities of athletes like Athing Mu, Ryan Crouser, Grant Fisher while on the massage table. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    Rai Benjamin Explains Why This Year's 400m Hurdles World Championship Silver Medal Means So Much To Him + Running For President

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 69:10


    Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and John Anderson speak with Rai Benjamin after earning a silver medal in the men's 400m hurdles. In this episode, he explains why the silver medal means so much to him in a season marred by illness and injury. He earned an Olympic silver medal last year in 46.17, which is the second-fastest time in history and the American record. He has broken 47-seconds for the 400m hurdles four times in his career. He also explains why he was blown away by Trevor Bassitt's story, who earned bronze in a personal best of 47.39. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    400m Hurdles World Championship Bronze Medalist Trevor Bassitt Is One Of The Best Stories In The Sport

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 56:03


    "One of my favorite things to say now is that Jud (Logan) was not much of a runner in his day as a hammer thrower but he runs those races with me. I did go back and look back at the race from my fiance's angle. She recorded the race and then recorded the board. They put up Rai's time and the time between me and Rai's time, it's 15 seconds – which thinking about how instantly results pop up is a really long time. I also didn't blink. I was staring at the board and I didn't want to blink because I didn't want to miss it." Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and John Anderson spoke with Trevor Bassitt after he earned a bronze medal in the men's 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships. The moment came just months after the death of Ashland University's longtime head coach Jud Logan. Bassitt has been writing his own workouts for much of the year and earned a silver medal in the 400m at the World Athletics Indoor Championships back in March. He went through the whole outdoor season unsponsored but hopefully, his story and performances will soon change that. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    Grant Holloway Defends His World Championship 110M Hurdles Gold Medal, Unpacking The "Fiasco" Of Devon Allen's False Start

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 50:08


    "I just came into this year, worked my tail off and worked hard. The two goals that I've had, even when we were at New Balance Indoors, I said I wanted to win the World indoor title and I wanted to come back and defend my World outdoor title. That's exactly what I did. To mark those two things off my bucket list and my things to do this season is great." Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and John Anderson sat down with Grant Holloway on the day after he successfully defended his 110m hurdles world championship gold medal in Eugene, Oregon. The victory came after Olympic champion Hansle Parchment of Jamaica injured himself in the warmup before the final and U.S. star Devon Allen was disqualified for a false start by one-thousandth of a second (His reaction time was .099/The legal limit is .100). SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    Malcolm Gladwell On Legacy Of Speed & Telling The Full Story Of The 1968 Olympic Protest by John Carlos And Tommie Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 66:10


    "It's about the iconic 1969 Mexico City Olympic Games photograph of Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the victory stand of the 200m with their fists raised, black socks and no shoes with their heads bowed during the national anthem. It's the story behind that photograph and it's an amazing story. I'm about as serious of a track fan as you can be. I think I knew about 10% of that story before we started working on it. We walk you through the fact that everyone is from San Jose State – which is so strange. San Jose State is the greatest track and field program in the world in the 1960s." Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber sit down with New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his first trip to Eugene, Oregon for the World Championships and his latest podcast project "Legacy of Speed", which aims to tell the story of John Carlos and Tommie Smith's iconic protest at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE: https://youtu.be/8fyLuGf394g?t=9575 SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    Keira D'Amato After Finishing 8th At The World Championships Marathon Off Less Than Three Weeks Of Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 35:01


    “The caption I kept seeing was ‘Women supporting women.' … I could feel Sara Hall & Emma Bates. You know that dance move where someone throws out a fishing line? I could see them and I felt like they were reeling me in…That's really special to have because we're also competitors.” Chris Chavez, David Melly and Dana Giordano speak with American record holder Keira D'Amato after she finished 8th at the World Athletics Championships Marathon with just 17 days of training. The American women placed 5th, 7th and 8th with Sara Hall and Emma Bates finishing ahead of D'Amato. Keira discusses how she changed her training to get ready for the race, her plan to go up against the best in the world and then the toll the race took on her body. WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE: https://youtu.be/un5SuliQu7A?t=180 SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    Robert Griffin III, Trayvon Bromell and Marvin Bracy On The Resilience To Get Back To The Top And Inspiring Their Respective Communities

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 77:09


    "This moment and stuff like this means a little bit differently because of where we come from. When I was growing up, Baylor is not an easy school to get into. When my coach came with the grades, they said, 'It's gonna be hard to get you into school.' I told them, 'Look. It's either I get into school or I'm gonna be in the streets...In our culture, we don't make it out. For a situation like this, it's crazy and it's something that we want to get kids to understand that come from where we come from because you can make it out. You're looking at two people from the same type of neighborhoods now on podiums getting medals. That's the big message we try to get out across to people." Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and Robert Griffin III sat down with Trayvon Bromell and Marvin Bracy the day after they earned bronze and silver medals, respectively, in the men's 100 meters at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    2x Olympic Champion Ashton Eaton Opens Up On How He Navigated The Workforce Market After Retiring At 28 Years Old + Advice For Other Athletes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 51:07


    “Personally, I never identified as just an athlete. I did sport my whole life. It was the only thing I knew but I've always been the kind of person that's not necessarily that thing that I'm doing. I've always had other interests. For me, I was just ready and it was OK to say, ‘I did the things I tried to do as best as I could do them. Maybe there was more there and more left but that's for somebody else now.'” In Jan. 2017, Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton announced their retirement at the prime of their respective careers at 28 years old. Ashton was coming off defending his Olympic gold medal at the Summer Games in Rio. Brianne earned a bronze medal in the heptathlon in Brazil as well. They started a family and Ashton went back to school to pursue a degree in engineering. How did the former world's greatest athlete navigate the job market and what were some of the challenges along the way? Ashton sits down with Kyle Merber to open up about his own personal experience. They're also joined by Chris O'Donnell, the co-founder of The Bell Lap, which is a program focused on helping professional Track & Field athletes' transition into the business community. For more information visit TheBelLap.com | They are now taking applications for the Class of 2022. WATCH THIS EPISODE/CONVERSATION HERE: https://youtu.be/8fyLuGf394g?t=4490 SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    12x Gold Medalist Michael Johnson On The State of Track and Field in America, How To Improve Athlete Storytelling

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 79:31


    "The athletes are great and they're the best. We do need to highlight them and not have them hidden. We need the best of the best to stand alone by themselves so that they are highlighted but we have them embedded in a much broader volume of athletes who are good. They're the best too but we need the best of the best to be right there by themselves..." Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and John Anderson speak with 12-time gold medalist Michael Johnson for a wide-ranging discussion assessing the state of track and field in America, globally and what can be done to improve the way things are run from the top down. WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE: https://youtu.be/8fyLuGf394g?t=165 SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    10x World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Is Redefining What's Possible For Sprinters, Mothers In Their 30s + Leading Jamaica's 100m Sweep

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 59:44


    "Motherhood has definitely helped me transform my own thinking in just knowing that I am strong, fierce and beautiful. Yes, your body has changed. Things changed but you can still do it...It doesn't matter if you turned 30. It doesn't matter if you're a mother. You CAN come back. You can bounce back. You can use it as an advantage and something to motivate you to dream higher, climb higher and achieve more. You're not limited by your age. It's a part of the process. That's how we have to look at it...Embrace the changes." Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and Jasmine Todd speak with 10x world champion and 3x Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce after leading the Jamaican women to a 1-2-3 sweep of the medals in the 100m at the World Championships. She also earned a silver medal in the women's 200m and 4x100m. She is one of the most-decorated track and field athletes in history and has no plans of stopping anytime soon. At 35 years old, she is the third-fastest woman ever in the 100m after running a personal best of 10.60 in 2021. We chat all about how she has reframed her mindset in her 30s and after having a child, which has led to much of this success. WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE: https://youtu.be/CTBhzUGN5qQ?t=333 SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    World Athletics President Seb Coe On The Importance Of America To Grow Track and Field's Popularity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 22:51


    "We've got a world championships here. That is only the start of the story. It can not be the end of it. We had the World Juniors here in 2014 and World Indoors in 2016. We always made it really clear that we wanted the U.S. Track and Field federation to apply and successfully host a World Championships. We've done that. We've got a really interesting glidepath between now and 2028. It's going to mean creating more events like what we're trying to do with the Continental Tour. We've got more gold label races here than we've had before. There are opportunities. We've got a World Road Racing Championships in a completely new format and some American cities have shown interest in that. We need to keep our foot hard to the pedal, as they say, and continue to make those opportunities. It's important because I'm a great believer that it's competition that matters. People need to see more athletes of the stature that you have in this country in domestic meetings." Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber had the chance to speak with World Athletics President Seb Coe while in Eugene, Ore. about plans beyond Oregon22 and promoting the sport before LA2028. SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    USATF President Vin Lananna On How Eugene Landed The World Championships + What Happens After It's Over

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 43:44


    "When it's all over and when it's all said and done, the question becomes can we create a road map that gets us to 2028. Those kids that you're motivating are going to be the ones that have a shot at competing in 2028 or try to. We have to start that process now." USATF President Vin Lananna sat down with Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and John Anderson for CITIUS MAG Live! at the World Championships for a brief history on how Eugene, Oregon landed the 2022 World Athletics Championships, why we need to carry the momentum beyond those 10 days, the importance of activating the younger generation and the road map for the sport leading into the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. Before serving as USATF President and currently the director of track and field/cross country at Virginia, Lananna was president of TrackTown USA and a crucial member is organizing the bid for the global championship. You can watch the interview and full episode of CITIUS MAG Live on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/6Tg_lStTKe4?t=305 SUPPORT THE SPONSORS GARMIN: Music. Training. Data. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is my favorite running partner. You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you and your body better, mile after mile and song after song. Get one for yourself here >> https://bit.ly/3Pcu0qo Article One Eyewear: Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Mich. with designers with deep roots in running. All their frames are handcrafted in a small village in Northern Italy. Designed with your entire day in mind, Article One takes you from a long run in the morning to drinks on the patio to wind down. Their timeless silhouettes, paired with technical components — like adjustable silicone nose pads, polarized lenses, and spring hinges — create running sunglasses that are standalone. CITIUS MAG listeners get 20% off using CITIUS at checkout at https://articleoneeyewear.com/ HYDROW: Hydrow is a state-of-the-art rowing experience. Hydrow works 86% of major muscle groups, compared with only 44% from cycling. That's twice the benefit in half the time! It's a perfect low-impact workout to add to your training cycle for both endurance and resistance training. Use code CITIUS100 for $100 off of the rower (stackable with any current offerings) >> https://hydrow.com/ @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. They are sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic.

    WORLD CHAMPS CHATS DAY 10: ATHING MU MAKES HISTORY WITH HER 800M GOLD, TEAM USA FINISHES WITH MOST MEDALS EVER!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 68:27


    THE FINAL DAY OF THE 2022 WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Team USA finished the meet with 33 total medals including 13 gold, 9 silver and 11 bronze. That's the most medals ever by a single country at the World Championships. The final day of competition featured Athing Mu becoming the first-ever American woman to win the 800m, Team USA also swept the 4x400m titles and much more. Thanks to everyone who watched or listened to all of our content over the past 10 days. PRESENTED BY TRACKSMITH CITIUS MAG listeners get a special offer only during the World Championships. Visit Tracksmith.com and use code WORLDS at checkout for 20% off. That's for all listeners whether you're new to Tracksmith or if you're like me and already have a lot of Tracksmith in your closet. For new customers who spend $150 or more, you can receive a free Van Cortlandt Singlet in navy. Go to Tracksmith.com/vcpromo to add your singlet to your cart. When your total cart from other items has reached or exceeded $150, the price will reduce to $0 in the cart. In addition to our content, Tracksmith partnered with Puma to produce a six-episode podcast series with Pushkin Industries as best-selling author and Revisionist History podcast host Malcolm Gladwell explores the story of the 1960s San Jose State Track and Field team that excelled on the track but also led the protest at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. “Legacy of Speed” features conversations with athletes, journalists, coaches, and documentarians who made it happen PRESENTED BY HAYWARD MAGIC @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. Sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Interested in sponsoring the show? Reach out to Chris at chris@citiusmag.com for advertising, sponsorship and partnership offerings. Support us on Patreon by backing us with a monthly contribution! Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Pick up merch from the CITIUS MAG store to show your support for the podcast and website. Follow CITIUS MAG: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Subscribe to the CITIUS MAG YouTube channel

    WORLD CHAMPS CHATS DAY 9: TEAM USA WOMEN UPSET JAMAICA IN THE 4X100M; USA MEN EARN SILVER + FAN RUNS ONTO THE TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 64:09


    In the penultimate episode of Champs Chats from the World Athletics, we recap another epic night of racing that included Gudaf Tsegay winning the gold medal in the women's 5000m + a fan running onto the field shortly thereafter with a Tigray flay. Team USA's women upset the Jamaicans in the 4x100m relay. The United States men made up for the long streak of 4x100m relay woes by earning a silver medal behind Canada. Plus: Much more including Emmanuel Korir's gold medal performance in the 800m. PRESENTED BY TRACKSMITH CITIUS MAG listeners get a special offer only during the World Championships. Visit Tracksmith.com and use code WORLDS at checkout for 20% off. That's for all listeners whether you're new to Tracksmith or if you're like me and already have a lot of Tracksmith in your closet. For new customers who spend $150 or more, you can receive a free Van Cortlandt Singlet in navy. Go to Tracksmith.com/vcpromo to add your singlet to your cart. When your total cart from other items has reached or exceeded $150, the price will reduce to $0 in the cart. In addition to our content, Tracksmith partnered with Puma to produce a six-episode podcast series with Pushkin Industries as best-selling author and Revisionist History podcast host Malcolm Gladwell explores the story of the 1960s San Jose State Track and Field team that excelled on the track but also led the protest at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. “Legacy of Speed” features conversations with athletes, journalists, coaches, and documentarians who made it happen PRESENTED BY HAYWARD MAGIC @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. Sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Interested in sponsoring the show? Reach out to Chris at chris@citiusmag.com for advertising, sponsorship and partnership offerings. Support us on Patreon by backing us with a monthly contribution! Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Pick up merch from the CITIUS MAG store to show your support for the podcast and website. Follow CITIUS MAG: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Subscribe to the CITIUS MAG YouTube channel

    WORLD CHAMPS CHATS DAY 8: SYDNEY MCLAUGHLIN OBLITERATES THE 400M HURDLES WORLD RECORD! 50.68!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 39:18


    EMERGENCY PODCAST! Sydney McLaughlin runs 50.68 to obliterate her own world record in the 400m hurdles and win her first world championship gold medal. She shattered her old record by 0.73 seconds. Michael Norman and Shaunae Miller Uibo get long-awaited gold medals in the 400m. Kara Winger earns a silver medal in the javelin with a 64.05m throw on her sixth and final attempt of her global championship career. Plus...much more! PRESENTED BY TRACKSMITH CITIUS MAG listeners get a special offer only during the World Championships. Visit Tracksmith.com and use code WORLDS at checkout for 20% off. That's for all listeners whether you're new to Tracksmith or if you're like me and already have a lot of Tracksmith in your closet. For new customers who spend $150 or more, you can receive a free Van Cortlandt Singlet in navy. Go to Tracksmith.com/vcpromo to add your singlet to your cart. When your total cart from other items has reached or exceeded $150, the price will reduce to $0 in the cart. In addition to our content, Tracksmith partnered with Puma to produce a six-episode podcast series with Pushkin Industries as best-selling author and Revisionist History podcast host Malcolm Gladwell explores the story of the 1960s San Jose State Track and Field team that excelled on the track but also led the protest at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. “Legacy of Speed” features conversations with athletes, journalists, coaches, and documentarians who made it happen PRESENTED BY HAYWARD MAGIC @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. Sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Interested in sponsoring the show? Reach out to Chris at chris@citiusmag.com for advertising, sponsorship and partnership offerings. Support us on Patreon by backing us with a monthly contribution! Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Pick up merch from the CITIUS MAG store to show your support for the podcast and website. Follow CITIUS MAG: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Subscribe to the CITIUS MAG YouTube channel

    WORLD CHAMPS CHATS DAY 7: NOAH LYLES 19.31 200M AMERICAN RECORD; SHERICKA JACKON 21.45! MY GOODNESS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 97:56


    EMERGENCY PODCAST. We recap Day 7 of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. We had to rush back to the house after Team USA swept the men's 200m with Noah Lyles breaking the American record in 19.31 with Kenny Bednarek and Erriyon Knighton taking silver and bronze medals. On the women's side, Shericka Jackson dropped a stunner in 21.45 to lead Jamaica's 1-2 with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. PRESENTED BY TRACKSMITH CITIUS MAG listeners get a special offer only during the World Championships. Visit Tracksmith.com and use code WORLDS at checkout for 20% off. That's for all listeners whether you're new to Tracksmith or if you're like me and already have a lot of Tracksmith in your closet. For new customers who spend $150 or more, you can receive a free Van Cortlandt Singlet in navy. Go to Tracksmith.com/vcpromo to add your singlet to your cart. When your total cart from other items has reached or exceeded $150, the price will reduce to $0 in the cart. In addition to our content, Tracksmith partnered with Puma to produce a six-episode podcast series with Pushkin Industries as best-selling author and Revisionist History podcast host Malcolm Gladwell explores the story of the 1960s San Jose State Track and Field team that excelled on the track but also led the protest at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. “Legacy of Speed” features conversations with athletes, journalists, coaches, and documentarians who made it happen PRESENTED BY HAYWARD MAGIC @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. Sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Interested in sponsoring the show? Reach out to Chris at chris@citiusmag.com for advertising, sponsorship and partnership offerings. Support us on Patreon by backing us with a monthly contribution! Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Pick up merch from the CITIUS MAG store to show your support for the podcast and website. Follow CITIUS MAG: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Subscribe to the CITIUS MAG YouTube channel

    WORLD CHAMPS CHATS: NORAH JERUTO SETS STEEPLECHASE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD; ROUGH DAY FOR TEAM USA IN THE MEN'S 800M/WOMEN'S 400M

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 53:39


    We recap Day 6 of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 in Eugene, Oregon as Norah Jeruto finally claims a global championship gold medal; there was an upset in the women's discus; Team USA didn't perform well in the men's 800m and women's 400m, Sydney McLaughlin looks like she can break her own world record AGAIN + much more. PRESENTED BY TRACKSMITH CITIUS MAG listeners get a special offer only during the World Championships. Visit Tracksmith.com and use code WORLDS at checkout for 20% off. That's for all listeners whether you're new to Tracksmith or if you're like me and already have a lot of Tracksmith in your closet. For new customers who spend $150 or more, you can receive a free Van Cortlandt Singlet in navy. Go to Tracksmith.com/vcpromo to add your singlet to your cart. When your total cart from other items has reached or exceeded $150, the price will reduce to $0 in the cart. In addition to our content, Tracksmith partnered with Puma to produce a six-episode podcast series with Pushkin Industries as best-selling author and Revisionist History podcast host Malcolm Gladwell explores the story of the 1960s San Jose State Track and Field team that excelled on the track but also led the protest at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. “Legacy of Speed” features conversations with athletes, journalists, coaches, and documentarians who made it happen PRESENTED BY HAYWARD MAGIC @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. Sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Interested in sponsoring the show? Reach out to Chris at chris@citiusmag.com for advertising, sponsorship and partnership offerings. Support us on Patreon by backing us with a monthly contribution! Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Pick up merch from the CITIUS MAG store to show your support for the podcast and website. Follow CITIUS MAG: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Subscribe to the CITIUS MAG YouTube channel

    WORLD CHAMPS CHATS DAY 5: JAKE WIGHTMAN UPSETS JAKOB INGEBRIGTSEN, DOS SANTOS CRUSHES

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 87:21


    We recap Day 5 of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Emergency live reaction pod to a major upset in the men's 1500m, an emotional 400mH, and a crazy fast 200m semi-finals. Kyle, Mac, Katelyn, and Jasmine hold down all the analysis before Chris finally makes it back by the end to share what he learned from the mixed zone. PRESENTED BY TRACKSMITH CITIUS MAG listeners get a special offer only during the World Championships. Visit Tracksmith.com and use code WORLDS at checkout for 20% off. That's for all listeners whether you're new to Tracksmith or if you're like me and already have a lot of Tracksmith in your closet. For new customers who spend $150 or more, you can receive a free Van Cortlandt Singlet in navy. Go to Tracksmith.com/vcpromo to add your singlet to your cart. When your total cart from other items has reached or exceeded $150, the price will reduce to $0 in the cart. In addition to our content, Tracksmith partnered with Puma to produce a six-episode podcast series with Pushkin Industries as best-selling author and Revisionist History podcast host Malcolm Gladwell explores the story of the 1960s San Jose State Track and Field team that excelled on the track but also led the protest at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. “Legacy of Speed” features conversations with athletes, journalists, coaches, and documentarians who made it happen PRESENTED BY HAYWARD MAGIC @HaywardMagic is the Instagram home for the true track & field diehards, dreamers and fans. Sharing the magic of the sport and elevating the athletes that push it forward. Follow them on Instagram @HaywardMagic. SUPPORT THE PODCAST Interested in sponsoring the show? Reach out to Chris at chris@citiusmag.com for advertising, sponsorship and partnership offerings. Support us on Patreon by backing us with a monthly contribution! Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Pick up merch from the CITIUS MAG store to show your support for the podcast and website. Follow CITIUS MAG: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Subscribe to the CITIUS MAG YouTube channel