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Davy Crockett
Ultrarunning History
A podcast about the history of ultrarunning. An ultramarathon is generally a race of 50K (31 miles) or more. The sport became popular in the 1980s, but had been in existence since the late 19th century.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 84 ratings
Love the info, not the style
I deeply appreciate the content, fact-checking, and historical context. The style -- Davy acting out the voices; constant sound clips (applause, laughter, animals, etc.) feels hokey, distracting, and unprofessional to me. I can see why younger runnners in particular aren't listening to this...Read full review »
fpoonline via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/22
Weston The Walker
I first read about Edward Payson Weston in a Reader’s Digest book called “Eat Better, Live Better” as a child. It has a section dedicated to exercise and an article called “Weston the Walker.” In my teens through my 30s I would walk and run for hours on end any time that I could. I never measured...Read full review »
Loren&MonikeOO via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/21
Great Listen
Really interesting and thoroughly researched. A great listen for those even casually interested in ultrarunning
APMCTN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/21
Recent Episodes
On April 24, 1897, ultrarunning/pedestrian champion Alice Robison was running in second place on the last day of a three-day race held at the Fifth Street Rink in East Liverpool, Ohio, with five runners. She was very intent on catching her long-time friend who was a few miles ahead of her....
Published 09/19/22
By 1906, when the pedestrian era was over, most of the elite pedestrians turned to legitimate professions to support their families. Daniel O’Leary was traveling for a big publishing house. John “Lepper” Hughes was in the real estate business, Jimmy Albert was a Texas cattleman, Robert Vint was...
Published 09/07/22
Published 09/07/22
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