Episodes
“Being a great coach is like being
Published 03/16/20
  Frank Shorter is known by many to be the father of the modern day running boom. Frank won gold in the Marathon at the 1972 Olympic Games, won silver in the Marathon at the 1976 Olympic Games, was the USA XC Champion 4 times, was the USA 10,000m Champion 6 times and won the Fukuoka Marathon 4 times. He was also the chairman of the USA Anti Doping agency between 2000 and 2003. In this podcast episode recorded from his home in Boulder, Colorado (USA) Frank talks about: – his training...
Published 03/11/20
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Published 03/11/20
Lee Troop is an Australian distance running legend – with personal best times from the 1990’s and 2000’s of 2:09:49 for the Marathon, 1:01:00 for the Half Marathon, 27:51 for the 10,000m, 13:14 for the 5000m and 7:41 for the 3000m. Lee is now an elite distance running coach (among other things) with a wealth of training and racing knowledge. Lee coaches several elite distance runners, including Jake Riley – who placed second at the USA Olympic Trials for the Marathon just last week, securing...
Published 03/03/20
Lee Troop is an
Published 03/03/20
  Scott Fauble (Hoka NAZ Elite) is currently one of America’s fastest Marathoner’s, with a personal best of 2:09:09 set at the 2019 Boston Marathon where he placed 7th. Scott will line up at the USA Olympic Trials for the Marathon this coming weekend (Feb 29 2020) in hopes of finishing top 3 and securing a place on the USA Olympic Team this year. In 2019, Scott was ranked 2nd in the USA for the Marathon on time. We were very fortunate to chat with Scott just a week before the Olympic Trials...
Published 02/26/20
Scott Fauble (Hoka NAZ Elite) is currently one of A
Published 02/26/20
Thijs Nijhuis is a Danish National Champion in every distance from 1500m through to the the Marathon. These days his focus is on the Marathon and he placed 31st at the Doha World Athletics Championships in the Marathon in 2019. He has a current Marathon personal best time 2:14:18 and his short term goal is to run under the 2020 Olympic Games qualifying standard of 2:11:30 at the upcoming Seville Marathon (23 Feb 2020). All of this while studying to become a doctor. Thijs just completed a one...
Published 02/19/20
Thijs Nijhuis is a Danish National Champion i
Published 02/19/20
Timo Limo is a professional Kenyan distance runner and coach – specialising in technique, strength work and core stability for runners. He is one of the most well respected Kenyan athletes/coaches in Iten and assists elite athletes such as Mary Kietany and Abel Kirui with strength work, core stability and technique. He’s also run some fast times over 800m through 10km. Sweat Elite Founder Matt Fox is joined by British distance runner Bill Day – interviewing Timo Limo in this podcast episode,...
Published 02/11/20
Timo Limo is a professional Kenyan distance runner and coach – s
Published 02/11/20
Betsy Saina is one of Kenya’s elite distance runners with personal bests of 30:07 for 10,000m, 67:49 for the Half Marathon and 2:22:43 for the Marathon. She placed 5th (not 6th as stated in the Podcast Intro) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the 10,000m, won the Paris Marathon in 2018 and before these two achievements – attended Iowa State University where she arrived a 9:58 3km runner and departed the NCAA champion over 5000m, 10,000m and Cross Country. She has been coached by world famous...
Published 02/03/20
Betsy Saina is one of Kenya’s elite distance runners with person
Published 02/03/20
At the age of 8, Philipp Pflieger told his parents that he would run at the Olympic Games one day after watching Haile Gebrselassie and Paul Tergat battle it out in the home straight of the 10,000m at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. His parents laughed at him. In the following two decades Pflieger endured growth problems in his knees which sidelined him through most of his high school years, multiple stress fractures and surgeries in his early-mid 20’s and was told by several doctors that he...
Published 01/23/20
At the age of 8, Philipp Pflieger told hi
Published 01/23/20
A chat with Thomas Potzinger – assistant coach to Renato Canova. Renato Canova is one of the most successful elite distance running coaches in the world. He has coached more sub 2:05 male and sub 2:22 female marathoners than any other coach in the world. Thomas Potzinger (interviewee) has worked closely with Renato Canova in Kenya for many years and has learned the ins and out of his training philosophy. In this podcast episode we discuss Renato Canova’s training philosophy in detail. We...
Published 12/13/19
This podcast episode features a conversation with Thomas Potzinger – assi
Published 12/13/19
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States of America is the strongest university sports system in the world. Hundreds of elite junior runners from outside the USA sign contracts with American colleges each year to compete in the NCAA. South African George Kusche recently made the move to the University of Nebraska. George Kusche is a South African 3:58 miler and 1:47 800m runner and is now studying at and competing for the University of Nebraska. In this...
Published 12/06/19
[Preview] The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States of America is the strongest university sports system in the world. Hundreds of elite junior runners from outside the USA sign contracts with American colleges each year to compete in the NCAA. South African George Kusche recently made the move to the University of Nebraska. George Kusche is a 3:58 miler (sub 4:00 before age 20) and 1:47 800m runner who is now studying at, and competing for the University of...
Published 12/06/19
Freddy Ovett (son of legendary mid distance runner Steve) joins the Sweat Elite podcast again – this time to discuss Elite Distance Running in 2020 – the male events. Will Bekele race Kipchoge over the Marathon? Will Kamworor join the match up? Who will be in contention for the 800m, 1500m, 5,000m and 10,000m at the Tokyo Olympic Games and will Bekele, Kipchoge or Kamworor face each other in Japan? Which World Record(s) may be broken? All of these questions are discussed in this podcast...
Published 11/30/19
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Published 11/30/19
The son of legendary distance runner Steve Ovett joins the Sweat Elite podcast today – Freddy Ovett followed in his dads footsteps as a junior middle distance champion but after a persistent injury in his late teens, he was lead to Cycling and hasn’t looked back. Freddy is based in Girona, Spain and trains on the bike full time. In this podcast episode, Freddy shares what it was like training under Steve as a junior, the change to Cycling and plenty of stories about Steve from back in his...
Published 11/29/19
The son of legendary distance runner Steve Ovett joins the Sweat Elite
Published 11/29/19
[Preview] The son of legendary distance runner Steve Ovett joins the Sweat Elite podcast today – Freddy Ovett followed in his dads footsteps as a junior middle distance champion but after a persistent injury in his late teens, he was lead to Cycling and hasn’t looked back. Freddy is based in Girona, Spain and trains on the bike full time. In this podcast episode, Freddy shares what it was like training under Steve as a junior, the change to Cycling and plenty of stories about Steve from back...
Published 11/29/19