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The Runner's World Show

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What it takes to be a pro beer miler. We interview Lewis Kent to learn the secrets to running and chugging at such an impressive clip. (3:38) A few Runner’s World staffers attempt to run an unofficial, totally-unsanctioned, underground beer mil
An inside look at what it takes to keep a race green. Digital Editor Chris Michel joins in on a ritual in which our colleague Warren Greene laces up his shoes, pulls on plastic gloves, and runs his own version of our half marathon course. One t
First, we go deep on a topic that’s close to all runners—how to make yourself poop before a big race. That’s right, we chat with an expert to finally learn the best ways to reconcile your gut with race day. (01:32) An interview with Jeff Gallow
An interview with Olympic marathoner Desiree Linden. While recovering from a recent half marathon and in a bit of training lull, Desi shared some lesser-known facts about her life—like her newfound love of bourbon and the puppy she recently ado
Staffers Robert Reese and Christine Fennessy head to the Pentagon to take the Air Force Physical Fitness Test. The unusual opportunity provides them some surprising insight into their individual fitness regimes (plus an update since we first ai
This week it’s all about you with our fourth training roundtable. We bring our experts into the studio to answer all of your training and gear questions as you get ready for your fall half or full marathons. (:45) This episode of the Runner's W
An interview with Jordan Hasay, who this year at the Boston Marathon took third place in her marathon debut in 2:23:00. The race was an emotional one for the 25-year-old, as it came just months after the sudden passing of her mother. Jordan spo
This week, we have a very special show: a roundtable on the topic of heart health and running. With help from our experts, we try to address how good/bad running is for your heart and try to make sense of the headlines that say, “Too much runni
Noah Droddy discusses his breakthrough year of running in an interview—at a bar—with Runner’s World editor Kit Fox. They chat about everything from mustaches to the motivational mantra that pushed him to a half marathon PR earlier this year. (1
The staff at Runner’s World is supposed to be experts on running terminology. But to test this theory, we rounded up a few of our colleagues and turned our job into a game to see who really knows all the running jargon out there. (1:49) An inte
We tag along with one of our colleagues as he makes a final—desperate attempt—to heal his pain with the help of sports massage. (2:10) Steve Magness, coauthor of the new book Peak Performance, gives a surprising, provocative look at the new sci
Elite marathoner and three-time Olympian Deena Kastor shares what may be the most critical element to her success: her mental game. (1:19) Producer Christine Fennessy runs with the Dog Trotters program in Media, Pennsylvania, which pairs high-e
Kara Goucher joins the show to talk about dealing with the worst injury she’s ever suffered, the highs and the still-very-emotional lows of her career, learning how to focus on what’s really important, and what it’s like to be in love with runn
Nick Symmonds, a two-time Olympian, announced in January that he’ll retire at the end of 2017. But stepping off the track doesn’t mean he’ll be scaling back his athletic endeavors. Nick spoke with RW earlier this year and made it pretty clear h
It's been a rocky journey, but David Willey has finally reached the starting line of the biggest race of his life. (:26) This episode is brought to you by Harrys. Get the close, comfortable shave you deserve. Sign up at Harrys.com/run, and you’
Lauren Fleshman is a former pro runner, a true renaissance woman, and one of the most interesting, articulate, and motivating athletes in running. This week we learn more about what drives her as a runner, mother, and businesswoman. (3:16) The
The Runner’s World team heads to Pocono Raceway to see how NASCAR drivers and their crew members use running to give them a physical and mental boost on the track. (:30) Episode Credits: Host: David Willey   Producers: Sylvia Ryerson, Christin
A conversation on the Breaking2 run in Monza, Italy, doing a deep dive on one of the most fascinating marathons ever run and what it means for the sport and runners going forward. (:45) The fifth installment in our series about Editor-in-Chief
An interview with Nike CEO and Chairman, Mark Parker. Back in March, editor-in-chief David Willey met Mark in his office at Nike HQ to discuss Nike’s Breaking2, and his own passion for the sport. (2:08) Moms and moms-to-be talk running with bab
Olympian Shalane Flanagan discusses her love of the Boston Marathon, the integrity of the sport, and why she’s addicted to Dunkin’ Donuts. Plus, Shalane sticks around to take questions from our audience and tests her mettle in some Boston Marat
For our 50th episode, we’re devoting the entire show to answering your pressing training questions—from getting faster to how to train better in the heat. (0:24) The Runner’s World Show is brought to you by Bombas. For an exclusive 20% off your
Runner’s World goes to Boston every year for the marathon. We always hear so many great stories while we're there. In this special Marathon Monday bonus episode, our hope is that we can share a few of those stories with you.  Learn more about y
An interview with Kathrine Switzer. This year, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of her historic run as the first registered female to complete the Boston Marathon. In honor of the occasion, she’s running the race this year. While you might thin
A conversation from our archives. Legends Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley discuss their historic race at the 1982 Boston Marathon. The pair talks us through what they were thinking and feeling in the final miles of perhaps the greatest race
Jared Ward is a statistician, numbers geek, and and one of the best marathon runners in the world. After a year of stellar performances, he discusses how he plans to make the most out of his race at the 2017 Boston Marathon (with a little help
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