“I know I wasn’t a favorite, but I felt that if a door opened, I was fully ready to sprint through it.”
When Kaitlin Goodman, a 2:32 marathoner who runs for adidas and the Boston Athletic Association, arrived at the start line of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, she felt fit, strong, and ready to race. Kaitlin was ranked 29th in the field of more than 500 women, and she was in Atlanta to be at the front of the race. But just half a mile into the 26.2-mile run, Kaitlin fell, and in an instant, her dreams of finishing at the top of the field were shaken. On this episode, Kaitlin vividly recounts what the day was like for her. (Warning: This one is a tear-jerker.) At the end of the episode, Kaitlin — who holds a master’s in public health from Brown University and is a consultant in the field — shares what she wishes everyone understood about the current state of the world and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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What you’ll get on this episode:
- How Kaitlin is feeling post-Trials (5:55)
- Kaitlin recaps her race at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (12:00)
- On recovering from the race (40:35)
- Kaitlin talks about COVID-19 from the perspective of a public health professional (46:00)
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