This is the fourth episode of the Runner’s World podcast, full of inspiring interviews and actionable advice from the wide world of running. In this episode Rick Pearson and Kerry McCarthy talk marathon achievements, and remember the great Bruce Tulloh - a pioneer of barefoot running and the original coaching editor of RW. Kerry recalls meeting Bruce; Rick wonders whether barefoot running is due a reappraisal.
We talk to comedian and RW columnist Paul Tonkinson about marathon running, annoying runners and the brilliant conversations along the way.
We also talk to Rob Pope, who has just completed the 'Forest Gump Run' across the US, clocking up more than 15,000 miles.
Our final interview is with BBC broadcaster Sophie Raworth, who has just completed Marathon des Sables, often referred to as the 'world's toughest' footrace.
Rick sat down for a chat with Judge Craig Mitchell, one of the stars of the new Skid Row movie (out 9th May) who saw running as a way to help those living on the streets of LA to quit drugs, get healthy and turn their lives around. With the promise of a chance to run an international marathon if they stuck to the plan, Judge Mitchell, used the running to provide balance in all their lives and offer him the opportunity to change the world in a way that he can’t in his own courtroom.
In this episode, an unofficial marathon special, we speak to Mr Sweat Science aka Alex Hutchinson about his book 'Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Endurance' on how we can all dig a little deeper and the power of positive thought.
We chat all things running shoes and the new Nike Flyprint with Bret Schoolmeester, Nike product designer.
Ben and Rick discuss their own marathon adventures and who might win London this year before Rick talks to Ben Smith, the man who ran 401 marathons in 401 days and has now written a book about it and how running helped changed his life.