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#180: 3-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton Opens Up

Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton still runs--just not from her past or the truth. #NoShame
Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton still runs--just not from her past or the truth. #NoShame

Dimity and Sarah have an intimate conversation with Suzy Favor Hamilton, a 3-time Olympic mid-distance runner and 40-something mom of one. Suzy, the most decorated NCAA track athlete of all time, reveals details about her out-of-control spiral into high-class escorting in Las Vegas while trying to hold together her life as a married mother runner back home in Wisconsin. Suzy speaks candidly about her bipolar disorder and the prescription drug that fueled this uncontrollable mania, which she details in her newly released memoir, Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness. The three mother runners talk about the importance of not letting the pain and stigma of mental illness stand in the way of getting help and seeking support. This not-to-be-missed podcast is short on salacious details but long on empathy and compassion—both for others, and for oneself.

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5 responses to “#180: 3-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton Opens Up

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  2. Thank you for this moving interview! I found Suzy on the 20/20 interview & her courage touches my heart. I too struggled with perfectionism within a dysfunctional family. I too wished someone anyone would have told me that being responsible for my family’s happiness was not my job.
    I also agree that the Dr. Phil interview was disgraceful. Suzy is bang on his show highlights his narcissism.
    Yes, now is the time to come clean with ourselves.
    The truth is not right or wrong it is freedom!

  3. I don’t typically listen to your podcast while running, but today I decided I’d try it. This was an engaging listen while on a run. Good for her for sharing her story, and thank you to you D & S for having an honest interview with her on your podcast.

  4. Glad to see Suzy get a chance to help others by sharing her story, I know her and admire her courage and willingness to expose herself and her journey in a way to help other people both women and young boys both runners and non-runners

    One of the nicest people I’ve ever known!

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