Ultramarathon Man | Dean Karnazes | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast #244

Ultramarathon man features Dean Karnazes, who is an American long distance running legend and best-selling author.

Ultramarathon Man | Dean Karnazes

Dean Karnazes is an American ultramarathon runner and best-selling author. By an early age, Dean had already hiked across the Grand Canyon and climbed Mount Whitney. Some of his notable achievements include running 350 miles without sleep, running numerous marathons across the world and winning many tortuous long-distance races. He has also been featured on many popular television shows, such as The Late Show with David Letterman and is a popular author with his books detailing his career.

Transcript from ‘Ultramarathon Man’ podcast

Dean – I was drunk on my 30th birthday and at midnight I said i’m leaving the pub. They said where are you going, the night’s young, let’s have another round of Tequila to celebrate. I said no I’m going to run 30 miles to celebrate instead. I said but I was still going do it and I walked out of the bar. I’ll never forget I didn’t even own running gear but I had on these comfortable silk underwear like silk boxer shorts. So I peeled off my pants, threw them down the alleyway and just started stumbling off into the night.

Heading south there was a town called Half Moon bay which was 30 miles away and that’s where I set my sights. Food is always a major theme in the middle of the night, as as any ultrarunner knows. As we’re getting older, we’re trying to refine our act which is I think it’s good credit to our generation.

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The Fastest Men On Earth | Adharanand Finn | #160

The fastest men on Earth, features Adharanand Finn. He is the author of Running with the Kenyans, which was an international bestseller. He chats with Chris Thrall about ultra-running and his techniques on running marathons.

The Fastest Men On Earth featuring Adharanand Finn

Adharanand Finn is the author of Running with the Kenyans, which was an international bestseller. Finn has also worked as an editor for The Guardian newspaper and as a freelance journalist. He is an expert on Eliud Kipchoge’s successful sub-two-hour marathon attempt with those ‘magic’ running shoes.

Transcript from ‘The Fastest Men on Earth’

C – One of the books I read was this fabulous one called ‘Running with The Kenyans’.  It really puts you in the heart of the world’s best runners. I’m absolutely delighted today to have the author Adharanand Finn on the bought the t-shirt podcast. Adharanand, you are obviously legendary in the running world and you’ve written for some of the broadsheet newspapers. So how did it all start?

A – I was a journalist and I was writing for runner’s world magazine. I’d also contributed in writing for The Guardian.

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World Class Ultrarunner | Marathon Des Sables | #120

World Class Ultrarunner, Marathon Des Sables, features Captain Tom Evans who is one of the world’s leading competitors in ultrarunning.

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World Class Ultrarunner | Marathon Des Sables | Captain Tom Evans

Tom Evans made his mark on the ultrarunning world in 2017, when he came third in the 251km desert ultra Marathon des Sables (MdS). Despite entering on the back of a bet with a friend, his third-place finish was the best result any European had ever achieved in the history of the race. Evans astounded once again in 2018, when he won the 101km CCC race at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) – the pinnacle of an incredibly successful racing year, which also saw him take the top spot – and break course records – at the Coastal Challenge Costa Rica. At 2019’s Western States 100, a near iconic fixture on the ultrarunning calendar, Evans took third place and even broke the record for the fastest overseas time at the Californian race, clocking 14 hrs 59 minutes in his debut 100-miler. A British Army Captain, Tom Evans was little known to the ultrarunning world until 2017, but is now one of the world’s leading competitors.

Transcript snippet from ‘World Class Ultrarunner | Marathon Des Sables | Captain Tom Evans’ podcast

Chris and Tom

C – Tom, how are you Sir?

T – I’m very well Chris, very well, how are you?

C – Yeah, I’m wonderful and I just want to thank you on joining us on such short notice Tom, I really appreciate it.

T – No, not all, I’m glad you were able to find time in your busy diary to have a chat.

C – Well, I’ve got another thank you for you, which is that you were kind enough to do a quote for my forthcoming book. For people watching it should be up there to the right of my podcast overlay, called State of Mind, which is a Royal Marines slogan. It’s the story of myself running 999 miles, pretty much non stop, sleeping in my tent by the side of the road. Tom very kindly did what we call in blurb terms a quote for the book, so thank you very much mate.

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Running The Americas | Extreme Endurance Athlete | #125

Running The Americas | Extreme Endurance Athlete, features Jamie Ramsay. Jamie has completed over 32,000km of human-powered adventuring in 29 countries and 20 different adventures. He is a runner, cyclist, trekker and mountaineer.

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Running The Americas

Jamie is an Endurance Adventure Athlete, presenter, public speaker and brand ambassador. He has completed over 32,000km of human-powered adventuring in 29 countries and 20 different adventures. He is a runner, cyclist, trekker and mountaineer.

Transcript snippet from ‘Running The Americas | Extreme Endurance Athlete’ podcast

Chris and Jamie

C – Jamie, how are you brother?

J – I’m very well thank you, and thank you for having me on your podcast.

C –  No listen Jamie, the thanks is all mine. My life keeps throwing up little gems for me. I’m both delighted and suprised by it all, and it brought me to you. For our friends at home Jamie is the ultimate adventure warrior, in that beautiful sense that most of us want to do, but most people will probably never make time for. I’m talking all the adventures you want. The running, the cycling, the global exploration. I’ve been hearing about all these amazing one off feats of endurance, and then there’s guys like you. You haven’t stopped hitting it have you Jamie?

J – I think the big difference between the adventuring I do and other people is I don’t pursue records of any sort or anything like that. The WOW factor of breaking a record just doesn’t interest me. I’m just a guy that does what he does because I love it and I try to make a living out of it wherever I can.

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COMMANDO Mindset Vs ULTRA | #129

COMMANDO Mindset Vs ULTRA, features Gavin Boyter & Aradhna Tayal. They talk running with former Royal Marine, Chris Thrall.

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COMMANDO Mindset Vs ULTRA | Gavin Boyter & Aradhna Tayal Talk Running With Royal Marine Chris Thrall

Paris – Strasbourg – Munich – Vienna – Budapest – Bucharest – Istanbul. Armed with a toilet trowel and a converted Mazda Bongo called Roxy, ultrarunner and filmmaker Gavin Boyter embarked on a long-distance challenge to run the 3400km from Paris to Istanbul ultrarunning the route of the Orient Express. Gavin crossed 180 rivers and ascended 16,500 metres, through forests, mountains, plains and major cities – aided all the way by the ever encouraging support of driver and manager Aradhna. In this podcast they compare notes on preparation and mindset with former Royal Marines Commando and ultra runner Chris Thrall

Transcript from ‘COMMANDO Mindset Vs ULTRA | Gavin Boyter & Aradhna Tayal Talk Running With Royal Marine Chris Thrall’ podcast

Chris and Gavin and Aradhna

C – Gavin, Aradhna, how are you?

G – We’re great thanks

C – It’s nice to hook up again, all be it virtually.

G – Yeah we’re some sort of spiritual crazy adventure run sort of twins or something.

A – I think the last time I saw you Chris was in Wales with a backpack on the size of you, running over the bridge with Gavin.

G – The Severn Bridge yeah.

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