India Cook

Ali on the Run Show Episode 336: India Cook, Co-Host of The Run Duo

“People don’t know what you go through or the feelings you have if you don’t express and you don’t talk about them. People can have all of these assumptions about you, but unless you verbalize what’s really going on in your mind, they will never know.”

When it comes to running, India Cook is passionate about sharing her story — but it’s not about her, she’ll tell you. It’s about making sure other runners in the community feel seen, heard, and welcome on the run. India is a two-time marathoner and 15-time half-marathoner from Atlanta, GA, and she’s a content creator and storyteller (and former semi-professional cheerleader, which, yes, we talk about on this episode!). India is the co-host of The Run Duo podcast and hosts the Miles From India YouTube channel. She’s also an RRCA-certified run coach. On this episode, India talks about racing in the Covid-19 era, shares her thoughts on what it means to be a brand ambassador in 2021, and talks about what it has been like being a BIPOC public figure in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • What it’s been like participating in “low-risk races” during the pandemic (6:15)
  • Looking back at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta (12:00)
  • India talks about her childhood and how running entered the picture (16:45)
  • All about The Run Duo podcast and the evolution of the show (27:00)
  • All about “Miles with India” on YouTube (40:00)
  • India’s thoughts on being a running brand ambassador in 2021 (46:00)
  • All about Coach India (55:00)

What we mention on this episode:

“Racing During the Covid-19 Pandemic” via Miles From India

BLACK LIVES MATTER via The Run Duo

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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