Akron Marathon LIVE

Ali on the Run Show Episode 566: LIVE from the Akron Marathon with Meb Keflezighi, Kathrine Switzer, & Bill Rodgers

“It was an astonishing thing. It was one of those defining moments in your life. Everything else was changed from that moment.”

It was an honor to be invited to the 20th running of the Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay in Ohio this past weekend, and to get to host a live show at the pre-race expo with running legends Meb Keflezighi (Olympic silver medalist and winner of both the New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon), Kathrine Switzer (the first woman to officially run and finish the Boston Marathon), and Bill Rodgers (four-time winner of both the Boston and New York City Marathons).

One quick note: The audio recording of this show isn’t the best. Unfortunately, the first few minutes of the show are missing, so what you’ll hear picks up with Meb a few minutes in, answering my question, “Why did you run your first marathon?” The audio skips a few times throughout the recording, but ultimately, you’ll get to hear some inspiring and powerful stuff from Meb, Kathrine, and Bill.


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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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