“What matters most to me is talking about athletes, especially female athletes, in the way that I would want someone to ask me questions. I want someone to respect me as a whole person and dig a little bit deeper and learn about who I am and what I have to give beyond the typical rote questions we hear over and over again.”
Dana Giordano is a professional middle-distance runner for the B.A.A. and adidas. She’s a 4:34 miler and 15:47 5K runner who ran track and cross-country at Dartmouth College and hopes to compete at the 2021 Olympic Track & Field Trials. In April, Dana added another line to her impressive resume: host of the More Than Running podcast. Dana enters the running podcast space with an inside look at the sport. On this episode, she talks about relatability on the track, inspiration on the run, and how she wants to see the industry improve. She also offers her take on how to make running more accessible, and talks about why it’s so important to share women’s stories and celebrate other women’s successes.
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What you’ll get on this episode:
- How and why Dana decided to leave her corporate job to become a professional runner (4:00)
- As a podcast host, what’s matters most to Dana? (13:50)
- How Dana sees her role in the running industry (27:00)
- On choosing guests for the show (40:00)
- What Dana’s running looks like right now (56:00)
What we mention on this episode:
“Dana Giordano’s Falmouth Run is For a Greater Cause,” via Citius Mag
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