At 2:00 we talk about Chris going out to Albany and breaking 3 hours in the marathon to keep his streak alive.
It was incredible. Emotional really. Thanks to Josh and the Albany Running Exchange. They put on world class events. 22 years of marathons under 3 hours in the books. 2:55:19. Glad Covid didn’t win this one. 🎉👊🏻👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/OItJZ5CzVC
— Chris Farley (@runpacer) November 15, 2020
At 8:55 we welcome Josh Merlis (@joshmerlis) to the show.
At 10:50 We talk to Josh about The Albany Running Exchange and the history of his company.
At 15:20 we talk about Josh’s own running
At 16:15 we talk about a number of the big events he has worked on all over the world.
At 20:00 we talk about how 2020 has been for Josh and the ARE team.
At 20:51 we talk about the Upstate Classic and how the idea came about.
At 23:27 we talk about the venue and the capability of the Altamont Fairgrounds
At 25:10 we talk about the permit process Josh had to go through.
At 28:00 we talk about the start of the race and precautions he made on the course.
At 33:45 Josh talks about nervousness leading up to the event
At 35:40 We talk about the response from the people who gave ARE the permission to put on the event.
At 36:37 Julie asks about the emotional side of the event
At 38:04 We read an email from a participate of the race
At 40:00 Josh shares his reaction to the email and talks more about what the race meant to many.
At 46:00 we come back from talking to Josh and sum up the interview
At 51:11 we talk Keira D’Amato going after the American Record in the women’s 10 miler (She got it)
Congrats to former guest @KeiraDAmato on setting the new American 10 mile record today!
— Pace The Nation (@pacethenation) November 24, 2020