Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Runaround: Julie Culley, Dean Karnazes

In case you missed Monday's episode of The Runaround, don't worry - the show has been archived!

In the first segment, we spoke with Julie Culley, the US Olympic Trials champion at 5000 meters, and former Loyola University Cross Country/Track and Field coach. A New Jersey native, Culley was a good runner in high school, but really started to develop into a national-caliber athlete at Rutgers. She earned All-American honors in her senior year, and continued to work towards her goal of making WC and Olympic teams. She finished 7th at US Trials in 2008, but made the World Championship team in 2009. Setbacks in the form of injuries and coaching changes make her rise to the top all the more impressive as she focused on the 2012 Olympic Trials, and now under the tutelage of NY-based coach Frank Gagliano, Julie won the 5000m in Eugene and is heading to London.

The second segment was an interview with Dean Karnazes, the ultra-marathon man, who was featured on Live! With Regis and Kelly as he ran across America, and of course ran a marathon in each of the 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Dean is a best-selling author and speaker, and had some entertaining stories to tell, particularly about his hallucinations during the 135 mile Badwater Ultramarathon.

So be sure to listen! (Click here to listen, link will open in new window)

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