Marathon Legend Frank Shorter on Self-Coaching and Life’s Long Road
Olympic Gold Medallist; Road Racing Pioneer
It’s not often we can feature someone credited with starting a revolution. But it’s true of this week’s guest. In this case it’s the fitness revolution of long distance running. Legendary Olympic Gold Medallist in the Marathon, crusader for ridding sports of illegal drugs, tireless road racing ambassador and champion of inspiring programs to help at-risk children: Frank Shorter is all these and more.
Frank struck gold at the Munich Olympics in 1972, and then silver four years later in Montreal. Of course there’s quite an interesting story about why he was denied the top slot in that very close race. You’ll hear about that later.
This interview was recorded in Frank’s home in Boulder, Colorado in August 2013. He was very generous with his time and his intellect, and accordingly we’ll be releasing the interview in two parts; part 1 now and part 2 in two weeks’ time.
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