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  • Mar
  • 11
  • 2020

Episode 226 – Running City USA (Rich Kenah)

Episode 226 – Running City USA (Rich Kenah)

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00:00 – 2:05 We open the show and thank Brooks for the live podcast last week

2:10 – 4:30 We talk about where both Farley and Julie watched the Olympic Trials and we set up the show

4:30 – 7:30 We relive the race and the top runners that made the Olympic team

7:30 – 8:25 Julie and Chris talk about the Olympic trials and how the race directors now put on a marathon for everyone that follows the Olympic Trials

8:25-9:00 We intro Rich Kenah

9:00 – 9:35 Rich Kenah the Executive Director of the Atlanta Track club joins the show

9:40 -10:05 Rich talks about his role in the weekends events

10:22 – 11:35 Rich explains how you win the bid for Olympic Marathon Trials

11:36 – 13:30 This was the biggest Olympic marathon trials ever and what were the challenges that came along with that

13:33 – 15:30 The fluid operation that the Karen and the Atlanta Track Club put together was impressive

15:31 – 17:55 The wind was brisk and a factor – The Atlanta Track Club prepared for it all

18:10 – 20:36 Rich explains the course and why he and his team selected it

20:40 – 21:42 Rich talks about celebrating the Atlanta Olympic Legacy

22:15 – 24:30 How did Rich and the Atlanta Track Club engage all ages of runners and spectators with the Olympic Trails Marathon

24:52 – 25:50 Julie reminds Rich that he was on the Olympic team in 2000 with 2020 Olympian Abdi Abdirahman

25:51 – 26:40 We talk about the next generation of marathoners and some Hoya connections

27:10 – 28:25 The Atlanta Track Club packaged the Olympic Trials marathon with the Publix marathon/half marathon/5k

28:40 – 31:46 More about the Atlanta Track Club and you can sign up for the Peachtree Road Race this July 4th

32:15 – 32:45 Rich was a long time DC area resident

33:03 – 34:00 The highlight of Rich’s running career was the entire journey

34:30 – 35:15 How much is Rich running now

35:25 – 36:33 Rich talks about a failed attempt at marathon at the Atlanta Braves stadium

36:35 – Rich exits the show

37:17 – 41:05 We thank Rich for joining the show and recap the interview and Olympic Trials event

41:30 – 46:52 Farley recaps a story about taking the kids to a friends house and his son upchucking on the floor

47:26 – 52:32 We talk about the PTN athletes that competed at the Olympic Marathon Trials

52:44 – We close the show hoping that Docs will be back next week with a story or two

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