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World of Running
- Fayetteville, AR (2/7/21 – Sunday) → reported by USATF
- Kessler ran 3:57.66 at the Third American Track League meet in Arkansas
- Broke Drew Hunter’s indoor record of 3:57.81.
- In the same race with Nick Willis and Nick gives us some backstory:
- More interested in rock climbing
- Was more eager to play with Nick Willis’ kids than the “old guys”
- He’s a kid running 30mpw who is just incredibly fast
- “The biggest news came from third-placer Hobbs Kessler (Ann Arbor, Michigan), a Michigan high schooler who set a national prep record with his 3:57.66, taking down Drew Hunter’s previous record of 3:57.81 from 2016. That time moved Kessler to second on the world U20 indoor all-time list for the mile.
- College Station, TX (2/6/21 – Saturday) → reported by World Athletics
- If ratified, the 18-year-old’s time would improve the official world U20 indoor record of 50.82 set by 2012 Olympic champion Sanya Richard Ross
- 4th best in US history
- 20th fastest all-time
- Shelbyville, IN (1/31/21 – Sunday) → reported by Big10 Network
- Michigan State claimed its second consecutive women’s title
- Wisconsin earned its third straight men’s win at the 2020-21 Big Ten Cross Country Championships
- EXCLUSIVE with champion George Kusche who won the men’s individual title representing
- Bethany Hasz of Wisconsin was the champion in the women’s race.
- Osaka, Japan (1/31/21 – Sunday) reported by Canadian Running
- In the Osaka Marathon
- “smashed the previous W60 world record of 2:56:54, which she set in 2019”
- (1/30/21 – Saturday) reported by Runner’s World
- According to Runner’s World: “The 39-year-old completed the distance in 6:26:08—an average of 6:13 per mile!—beating the previous record by six minutes.”
- Even set the TM 50k record last year, but lost it twice over before the year finished
- Apparently lots of people running on treadmills last year
- Seattle, WA (1/30/21) reported by Canadian Running
- His first sub-4 mile
- Freshman at University of Washington
- Why significant? Because he joins his father on the sub-4 club and together become only the 13th father-son pair to both be sub-4 milers
MAIN TOPIC: HOW CAN BUSY RUNNERS TRAIN?
Who feels like they are juggling spaghetti sometimes? Life can be difficult and messy. The topic of how to balance life is one we often return to on this show, because it is one of the most complex and difficult things about training.
This interview is with one of the best busy runners on the planet, Martin Hehir. In the episode, Martin tells Andi and Zach about his build up to the Marathon Project and how he executes training as a busy runner.
About our guest: Martin Hehir
As a top US distance runner, 4th year medical student, and family man, Martin Hehir juggles it all (I’m guessing even spaghetti).
We discuss Martin’s marathon project race where he ran 2:08:59 placing him on US all-time list at 7th. Martin is no stranger to top-level running and was 6th at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials and in 2016 was 7th in the 10k at the US track and field trials.
Currently Martin runs for Reebok Boston Track Club coached by Chris Fox. His wife Monica plays a major role in his ability to succeed as well.