31 Oct 2023 05:58

Ep.121 || Futsum Zienasellassie | Preparing for First NYC Marathon | Secrets to Start of NAU XC Dynasty | African Culture on U.S. Running Scene

Futsum Zienasellassie joins your favorite 2 Black Runners to talk about running the NYC Marathon this Sunday. Plus he discusses the start of the NAU XC dynasty in 2016, being part of the first World Road Racing Championships, the effect of African culture on the U.S. running scene.

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0:00 How we know Futsum

2:00 Intro

4:39 Coming back to Hoka

6:18 Experiencing the first World Road Running World Championships

14:34 African culture in the U.S. running scene

19:37 New York City Marathon Build Up

23:19 Meb Keflezki's influence on Futsum

25:57 Preparing for 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials

30:09 Approaching the Sport differently

37:20 Futsum Gives Aaron Advice on First Half Marathon

41:131 Was Futsum convinced to do the Marathon?

47:07 NAU is a Pro Team

56:54 Futsum's advice to High School Runners & Coaches

1:03:33 Aaron should've went to NAU

1:06:21 Who should we have next on 2BR? What mark do you want to leave on the sport?

1:09:17 The Cool Down


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