Darren Weissman also goes by his other name of Doctor Dribble. He's a basketball skills specialist and personal trainer here in Miami, Florida.
On a dare he whim he ran the Miami Marathon. The next year on a dare he ran the same marathon but dribbling two basketballs through the entire course.
Listen to his story of how that one run on a dare set a course for a World Record and much more.
Darren chose to use the notoriety that came with this project for a good cause and he's raised money for many charities. He now has Doctor Dribble's Helping Hands.
You can find Doctor Dribble online at www.doctordribble.com and he's also on Instagram @doctordribble
Running a marathon is a pretty common life goal. Running a marathon in all 50 states is a pretty common goal among those of us who love to run marathons. What makes John's story a little different is that he started his journey to run a marathon in all 50 states when he was 60 years old.
In this interview John Horton and I talk about how he got started on this goal. What races he loved (Big Sur Marathon is one)and which was the hardest (Bataan Death Marathon). We talk about family and the joy of traveling around to beautiful places in the USA.
John has a vibrant community of friends that he runs with and he's actively involved in charitable organizations like the Lions Club and Team in Training. We talk about how to avoid injury while running so many marathons.
John Horton's favorite runner is Steve Prefontaine and he planned to complete his 50 state journey in Oregon at Hayward Field. Listen as he tells the story of finishing this marathon - it's a great story.
John Horton challenges himself (and us) to make an adventure every year. Find out what his next challenge is ... it's a big one.
Becca Pizzi set out to not only run but to win the 2016 World Marathon Challenge.
The World Marathon Challenge is an incredible 7 marathons in 7 continents in just 7 days. Yes consecutive days.
She did all she set out to do. She ran. She finished. She won. She even set a new female finishers award.
Listen to the podcast to find out more about the World Marathon Challenge and how she did it.
Links mentioned in this episode:
www.laughterisagreatabworkout.com Becca's Blog
This is a special bonus episode where I want to take a moment to say thank you to everybody who has been one of the first 10 guests on the Mile after Mile Podcast and of course to each and every person who has become a listener.
As a special treat (to them or to the listeners I'm not sure ... you tell me) I interviewed my first two fans (my kids) on this episode. They are fascinated by the podcast and I hope you think they are as cute as I do.
Thank you - Amy
One day at an open air festival Evelyn Watkins signed up to be a potential Bone Marrow Donor. Years later she got the call that she was a match to donate. She had taken up marathons and was training for the NYC Marathon.
Listen to the story of how Evelyn got started running. What makes her keep running and how being a bone marrow donor affected her training and racing.