Welcome to the Road To Tokyo Podcast Series.
During this podcast series we will join athletes and coaches on their journeys preparing for the Olympic Games in distance running events. Interviews featuring their preparations will be shared with Sweat Elite podcast listeners.
This episode is a conversation with Lee Troop - the coach of USA Marathoner Jake Riley who has been selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will toe the line in a little over four months.
Lee Troop was a superstar athlete himself, posting personal bests of 13:14 for 5000m, 27:51 for 10000m, 1:01:00 for the Half Marathon and 2:09:49 for the Marathon between 1999 and 2003, well before the carbon fibre plates entered the scene.
Lee shares his and Jake's challenges over the last 12 months - a 12 month delay on competing at the Olympics and an injury that has side-lined Jake recently that he's hoping he can bounce back from fast. Lee also shares some of the plans moving forward.
Subscribe now to access all Sweat Elite content: www.sweatelite.co/subscribe-now/
Thank you to our subscribers who keep the content coming here at Sweat Elite.
Paul Chelimo joins the Sweat Elite podcast a month after winning bronze in the 5000m at the Tokyo Olympic Games and 2 weeks before the NYC 5th Avenue Mile.
Paul shares his journey from growing up in remote Kenya to attending college and the army in the USA and ultimately winning 2 Olympic medals...
Craig Engels. The man. The legend. Craig Engels joins the Sweat Elite podcast two weeks before one of the biggest days of his life - the USA Olympic Trials in which he has his sights set on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 1500m (and possibly 800m).
Craig Engels, for those...
Lee Troop joins the Sweat Elite Podcast for the third time to have a conversation about Jake Riley's build up to the Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon. We discuss how Jake's preparation has been so far, what the plans are for the next couple of months, if the Olympics will allow coaches and/or...