Phedippidations

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Fdip229: Running Legend Tarzan Brown Tarzan Brown was an amazing athlete who lived a hard, impoverished life but faced the world with dignity and strength.  There are so many legendary and half-true mysteries about the man and his career as a runner that his many accomplishments might seem less interesting: but above all know this: that Tarzan Brown was a free spirit, a man who loved to run and his very life honored his brave tribal ancestors; the Narragansett people, one of the leading tribes of New England with a culture that has existed for thirty thousand years.

His Algonquian name was Attuck-Quock-Wussete which means “Deerfoot”; he is a legend in our sport and one of the many reasons why the Boston Marathon is the greatest of all Marathons.

Show Links:

“Indian On The Mountain” by Red-Hawk  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/redhawkcountry


Direct download: Fdip229.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

Fdip217: Running Legend: Browning Ross

Browning Ross was a talented runner, coach, spokesman, leader and proponent of distance running; at a time when there weren’t too many runners in the world who could actually finish a marathon.

It was through his hard work and passion, that road races in the United States are so popular today.  He made it his mission to spread the word about long distance running, and create the buzz which would lead to the Great Running Boom of the 1970’s.

 

Also, rest in peace Larry “Legend” Olsen: coach, leader, mentor, and fellow runner.

 

Show Links:

http://www.rrcahistory.org/longdistancelog.html

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http://thedevotedrunner.blogspot.com

http://www.catholiclab.net

http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=18305

Larry’s last race: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/09/ma/Nov26_21stAn_set1.shtml

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“Go the Distance” by Danny the Multitracker (aka Danny Fong) from Ontario, Canada.

Direct download: Fdip217.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Fdip202: Running Legend Paavo Nurmi

Some called him Suuri Vaikenija "A Great Silent One" but to the world he was known as “The Flying Finn”. During the 1920s, he was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km. He is often considered the greatest Track & Field athlete of all time: This is Paavo Nurmi. From

Paavo we learn the importance of complete dedication; while most of us seek to lead a balanced life as a way to achieve happiness, Paavo Nurmi was all about focusing on a single goal: he yearned for perfection, he demanded nothing less of himself than excellence and while this unbalance in his life may not have given him the joy that he might otherwise have had; it did give him one thing: victory.

Show Links:

http://www.paavonurmensaatio.fi

http://www.gate.net/~rwms/EvoEvidence.html

http://theextramilepodcast.com

http://www.carreradelcsic.com

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Fdip Blog of the Week: http://barefoot-angieb.blogspot.com

The song “Good Day” was by Black Lab http://blacklabworld.com

Direct download: Fdip202.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Fdip165: Running Legend: Ted Corbitt

Ted Corbitt was without a doubt the “father of long distance running”.  He was a pioneer in ultramarathons and a big part of the running revolution of the 1960’s and 70’s.  He was once called “a spiritual elder of the modern running clan".
We will remember him in many ways: as the quiet guy in the background working to establish rules for age groups and course measurements.  As a promoter of distance running who worked behind the scenes.  He was an amazing athlete who was able to cover distances that is considered impressive by any standard, and he was a kind hearted, soft spoken fellow runner who overcame hatred and prejudice to embrace a sport that he loved so well.
Most importantly, he was someone who loved to run.  It was his life long passion, it was his daily joy and it was something that defined him, improved him and gave his life meaning and a happiness that inspires all who knew him and know of him…because Ted Corbitt was a man with an indomitable spirit who came into this world to live his life to the top, and he left this world a better place for his having run here.

Show Links:
http://bluedawgsrunning.blogspot.com
http://www.usatf.org/about/committees/LongDistanceRunning/RoadRunningTechnicalCouncil/history/corbitt.pdf
http://lelievreetlatortue.blogspot.com
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://beginjd.blogspot.com
The song “What Child is This?” was by Black Lab
http://blacklabworld.com

Direct download: Fdip165.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Fdip154: Running Legend: Sir Roger Bannister

It was once thought to be impossible for any human being to run the distance of a single mile in less than four minutes.  Roger Bannister knew that if he focused on the task, if he used both his medical knowledge and physical abilities in a good and effective training program he could break the four minute barrier, and accomplish the impossible.  This is his story.

Show Links:
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Fdip featured blog of the week: http://arizonarock-n-rollmarathontraining.blogspot.com
The song “Impossible” was by Luthea Salom.  http://www.lutheasalom.com

Direct download: Fdip154.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Fdip145: Running Legend Frank Shorter

Frank Shorter is one of those rare living legends whose legacy is seen in every runner who seeks to better him or herself, and who runs with an infectious joy and passion…and sincerity.  There are legends in our sport, as there should be…but Frank Shorter is much more than a legend, he is an Olympian, a leader, a teacher, a good person and above all: a fellow runner.

Show Links:

http://rosaryarmy.com

http://catholiccitywithzina.blogspot.com

http://catholicfamilypodcast.com

http://sqpn.com

http://eshmultisport.podbean.com

http://runrunlive.com

http://www.worldwidehalf.com

http://www.worldwideraces.blogspot.com

http://zenrun10k.ning.com

http://theextramilepodcast.blogspot.com

http://www.austinhastings.com

Fdip featured blog: http://theadventuresofjeneureka.blogspot.com

The song "Good as Gold” by Admiral Twin http://www.admiraltwin.com

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Direct download: Fdip145.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Fdip125: Running Legend Billy Mills

Today I will tell you the story of a great and compassionate warrior from the Oglala Latoka tribe named 'Makata Taka Hela'.  Billy Mills bravely faced loneliness and isolation in his college years, and went on to serve the country he loved in the United States Marines.  He is a warrior for justice, an advocate for the young, and a person of character and honor who respects the earth and speaks on the virtues of understanding across all nations, both those defined by governments, and those identified by their people: over 550 tribes within the continental United States. Billy Mills is not only a Running Legend, he is an American Legend.

Show Links: 

http://www.indianyouth.org www.thefinalsprint.com

Fdip Blog of the week:  http://runningandphilosophy.blogspot.com

“As Sure as the Eagle Flies‿ was by Mo Pair from Austin, Texas.  http://www.mopair.com/

“Ewa-shakin-tae‿ was by Joseph G Vincent from British Columbia, Canada http://www.unsigned.com/josephgvincent

Direct download: Fdip125.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

Fdip115: Running Legend Fred Lebow Fred Lebow was a showman and a promoter who was one of the main reasons why distance running and marathons became so popular as the running boom exploded. He transformed the NYC Marathon from a local event in Central Park with 55 finishers to one of the world’s largest running events with over 25,000 finishers running through all five boroughs of New York City. He lived his life to the fullest, against the dangers and odds of both the Nazi and Soviet occupations of Romania, and although fate handed him a shorten race, with his gall and love of life he turned it into a marathon.
Direct download: Fdip115.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

Fdip101: Running Legend: Jesse Owens Jesse Owens represented the United States in the 1936 Olympic Games, held in Berlin.  It was here that he showed the world that human beings are endowed with unalienable rights, as well as incredible talent.  Jesse proved that ethnicity and skin color were meaningless and that all men are truly created equal.
Direct download: Fdip101.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 6:05am EDT

Fdip91: Running Legend Joan Benoit Samuelson Joan Benoit Samuelson won the Boston Marathon twice and was the first Olympic Gold Medalist in the Woman’s Marathon.  She is an inspiration not only to women runners, to but all runners who suffer from overuse injuries with hopes of recovery.  She continues to be an amazing athlete, a passionate proponent of children’s charities, and a true legend in every sense of the word.
Direct download: Fdip91.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 1:44pm EDT

Fdip85: Running Legend: Steve Prefontaine

Steve Prefontaine was a runner, and an artist in motion: all beauty, and passion, fire and guts encased within a body that sought perfection.

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Fdip Blog of the week: beenthererunthat.blogspot.com

The song “Pre‿ by Phil Wells: 
http://www.garageband.com/artist/PhilWells

Direct download: Fdip85.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT

Fdip72: Running Legend Jim Fixx Jim Fixx was the guru of running, he was the one who told the world about the benefits of our sport, and even in his death: he taught us to remember the heart: both for it’s biomechanical wonder and frailty, and the romantic property we bestow upon it with our love for life.
Direct download: Fdip72.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

Fdip63: Running Legend Bill Bowerman Bill Bowerman was one of the greatest track coaches of all time, who coached some of the greatest runners of all time.  He was also co-founder of a famous running shoe company and inventor of the modern day running shoe.  This week, we look back on his life and his contribution to the sport of running.
Direct download: Fdip63.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

Fdip56: Running Legend Eric Liddell Eric Liddell believed that everything he did should give God pleasure. As a runner he was the fastest and had achieved the highest glory, and as a religious man he found that his greatest strength came from God.  In this weeks episode we look back on the life of a Scottish hero whose missionary work in China outshined his unlikely success in the Olympic games. We’’ll also hear from Mal reporting from the war zone in Northern Israel.
Direct download: Fdip56.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

Fdip46: Running Legend: Terry Fox Terry Fox was a true runner in every sense of the word.  In this episode I tell you the story of this Canadian hero who faced a life threatening disease with courage and defiance; and taught us all how to live our lives to the fullest.
Direct download: Fdip46.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

Fdip29: Running Legend: Emil Zatopek This is a biographical review of the Czech runner Emil Zatopek. He was the first to run the 10K under 29 minutes and the first to run the 20K in an hour and set 18 world records in his 15 year career.
Direct download: Fdip29.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

Fdip20: Running Legend Bill Rogers Bill Rogers is one of the most respected, influential distance runners in the United States, having won the Boston Marathon and New York Marathons four times each.  He’s run a total of 57 marathons in all, 28 of them in under 2:15.
Direct download: Fdip20.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

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