My guest today is Bart Yasso whose accomplished running career has taken him all over the world. You and I may know him as the Chief Running Officer at Runner’s World, or the man behind the Yasso 800’s, an incredible workout and predictor of marathon times. But his story goes way beyond that.
Bart Yasso is one of few people who have completed races on all seven continents from the Antarctica marathon to the Mt. Kilimanjaro marathon. In 1987, Bart won the U.S. National Biathlon Long Course Championship and won the Smoky Mountain Marathon in 1998. He has also completed the Ironman five times and the Badwater 146 “deemed as the world’s toughest foot race”. This race starts in Death Valley’s Badwater Basin, the lowest, hottest spot in North America, and then crosses three mountain ranges before ending atop, at the time, 14,496-foot Mount Whitney, which is the highest point in the lower 48. Amazing. He has also cycled, completely unsupported by himself, across the country twice.
In this episode, Bart and I chat about his accomplishments, but also where running has been and where we think running is headed. We talk about running as an inclusive sport, but also one that can surprise you. His powerful message of “Never Limit Where Running Can Take You” is both inspirational and true. It was a personal honor of mine to have the opportunity to talk one on one with one of our greatest running celebrities and take you along with me.
This episode does not come close to covering the cool things and tips that Bart shares in his book, My Life On The Run. I highly encourage you to read this book if you have not to really understand the power of running.
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