Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin catch up with running luminary and Runner’s World Chief Running Officer, Bart Yasso, days after Bart’s retirement announcement on Twitter. The trio set off talking about how to get into big, mega-popular running races, but the conversation rapidly veers toward amazing anecdotes from Bart’s four decades of running. It’s like the podcast version of the guiding principle Bart shares: “Never limit where running can take you.” Sarah and Bart bond over “tube socks” as he tells how he became the “mayor of running” after nearly expiring while running his first mile. Find out what Bart strongly encourages every runner to do at a race. (Hint: It involves standing around.) He emphasizes the importance of being a runner for life, and how it should guide planning your race calendar. Marvel at Bart’s story about running the 2016 Richmond Marathon with four random women (including two mother runners!), and how this icon made running “cool” for one 14-year-old girl. Bart reflects on his 2017 Farewell Tour, revealing which races he hopes to run as part of the international endeavor.
This conversation with Bart, a legend who is very much still a humble, kind-hearted human, is a special podcast. Round out the memorable recording by listening to Sarah’s follow-up interview with Kristen Stewart, one of the four women with whom Bart recently ran the Richmond Marathon. To hear the Sarah-Kristen convo, you need to be an Acast+ subscriber: Download the free Acast app on your smartphone, then tap the “a+” logo on the AMR podcast homepage on the Acast app. The interview will show up as bonus content, along with chapters of the audiobook version of Run Like a Mother. In addition, being an Acast+ member gives you access to the entire AMR podcast back catalog, including the November 3, 2011, podcast starring Bart Yasso. Subscribe today on your smartphone!
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