On this episode of the Run Local Pod, JT & Josh chat with Sports Illustrated writer, and Citius Mag Founder, Chris Chavez. The boys cover the recent success of the Marathon Project, the potential power of athletes as influencers, and how Chris has become the Bill Simmons of the running world. We even try to get Chris to call Malcolm Gladwell while on the show. One of our best episodes on the current state of the sport.
An avid runner, Chris covers track and field, marathons, the Olympics and all things running. With his previous experiences at ESPN, Sporting News and Flotrack, he has made a name for himself as one of the go-to sources for running news in the industry today.
5:00 Citius Mag
7:30 The Marathon Project
17:00 Women’s Race Recap
24:30 Men’s Race Recap
31:30 Runner’s as Brand Ambassadors & balancing authenticity
41:15 Listener Submitted Questions
Music by Jose Pena (29min. 10K guy at San Jose State!) & our Mariachi bands during the Mariachi Mile at the 408k ‘Race to the Row’ brought to you by Amazon.
About Run Local Pod
The Run Local Pod is a production of Soul Focus Sports and is hosted by founder & CEO, J.T. Service as well as the voice of Run Local Events, Josh Muxen.
We invite guests across the spectrum of society, including elite athletes, entrepreneurs, local legends and beyond. We like to use the sport of running to learn more about these individuals, their local community and what they’re doing to change the world. Frankly, we believe in the power movement and doing the doable at a local level.