HR Pod: Breaking2 Preview, Marathon Talk with Zach Zandbergen

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Eliud Kipchoge ran 26.2 miles in 2:00:25 on Saturday morning in Monza, Italy.


Zach Zandbergen joins James Rogers to talk Nike’s audacious Breaking2 project, which showcases three elite runners on a quest to break two hours in the marathon. Breaking2—the race—starts at 10:45 p.m. CT/11:45 p.m. ET on May 5 (5:45 a.m. on May 6 in Monza, Italy—the site of the race). Zach and James discuss Breaking2’s hype, the three runners going for it, the money involved, the intricate pacing/hydration plans and more.

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HR Pod: London Marathon 2017 Recap + World Relays Men’s 4×800 with Will Hewitt

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The USA men’s 4×800-meter relay team won gold at the 2017 IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas.


James Rogers elaborates on Suguru Osako’s Boston Marathon third-place finish; Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba torch the London Marathon course; Daniel Wanjiru holds off Kenenisa Bekele for men’s title in London; Laura Thweatt becomes seventh-fastest American woman marathoner; James brings on Will Hewitt to discuss the men’s 4×800-meter relay from the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Hooray Run Podcast Debut Episode: Boston Marathon 2017 Recap

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Desiree Linden (USA) leads the elite women near mile six of the 2017 Boston Marathon.


Hooray Run Podcast’s debut episode! It’s a Boston Marathon 2017 recap hosted by James Rogers, who brings on friend and former teammate Tyler Brinks, aka T-Dot. Notable topics include: Galen Rupp’s second-place finish; Jordan Hasay’s 26.2 debut dandy; Meb Keflezighi’s Boston farewell; Des Linden’s fourth-place showing; Edna Kiplagat’s dominance; Kathrine Switzer’s return in bib No. 261.

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No. 133, Revisited [Runners]

Photo by James Rogers

Photo by James Rogers

“I work for the power company here; we work underground. [Collazo] was 37, and in a manhole vault, the cable exploded…he was down there. He survived seven months in the Loyola burn unit. Seventy percent of his body was burned, and he passed away. This kid was like a friend.”

No. 133 [Runners]

Photo by James Rogers

Photo by James Rogers

“[Lenny] had a massive heart attack. They found him in the shower. He was a big guy. They came home, it was out of the blue, two years ago.”

No. 132 [Runners]

Photo by James Rogers

Photo by James Rogers

“I am 36, I’ve been running for about three years, and I don’t really have a great story. I just started running because I had young children, and it was the easiest thing to do. I’m a little bit of an obsessive-compulsive person, so when I do something, I do it. … I still feel like every race I learn something new about myself and maybe what I can and what I can’t do. I’ve seen myself be able to do things that I never thought I’d be able to do.”