We begin with learning what running has taught Amby along with the number of lifetime miles he has ran. He tells us how attending Fitch HS in Connecticut where John Kelley, who was a distinguished runner in his own right was the cross-country coach, the influence he had on Amby which leads us to how he first got into running. He attended Wesleyan University, the process on getting there, becoming roommates with Bill Rodgers (4x Boston Marathon Winner), and a good story about his college coach.
Amby recalls the first time running the Boston Marathon in 1965, the days leading up to the 1968 race in which he won that includes his feelings that day, the race details, and what he recalls after finishing.
Shoes! What were the shoes like then vs now? Hear about his performance at Fukuoka Marathon in Japan which was one second from the American World Record at the time.
How did he get his job at Runners World Magazine, the first position he held, and covering the 1984 Olympic Marathon in which Joan Benoit Samuelson who was the first women's Olympic marathon champion. He has run Boston 25 times and we talk about the events of 2013, 2014, & his 50th anniversary of his win in 2018 that was during the worst weather conditions in the history of the race.
Amby is the author of several books; we discuss a couple "Runspirations" & his favorite "First Ladies of Running". He then gives you tips to start running and what he thinks of when he hears the words- Boston Marathon?
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His thoughts on The Marathon Project
Can chili peppers improve endurance and being a vegetarian?
Being part of The Boston Documentary
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