BREAKING BARRIERS & FACING FEARS
WITH PATTI CATALANO DILLON
Photo Credit: Frank O’Brien
On this episode of the A to Z Running Podcast, we interview world record breaker Patti Catalono Dillon shares about facing her fears and breaking barriers.
It’s not if we will face fears, but how we face them. It’s easy to imagine someone like Patti Dillon as simply fearless. As we learn in this interview, Patti faced challenges and broke barriers through hard work and the ongoing goal of finding her best.
Today’s guest is Patti Catalano Dillon. Patti dominated women’s running in the 70 and 80s setting world records in the half marathon, 30k, and 20k distances. She also held American records in the marathon, half marathon, 30k, 15k, 10 mile, and 5 mile events.
Currently Patti is a motivational speaker and running coach. As a pioneer for women’s athletics and indigenous people, Patti speaks. In fact “PattiSpeaks” is her website and @pattispeaks227 is her instagram handle.
There is a movie coming out based on Patti’s life and her running career is a big part of that story.
Today we have the honor of having Patti share how she faced fears, took seriously the challenge of discovering her best, and broke barriers for the history books in the process.
AtoZrunner updates: Congrats to Mike & Madeline on their marathon debuts.
(from The Hill, shout-out to Kevin for sharing)