This week’s episode was recorded the day before the 2019 U.S. Half Marathon Championships in Pittsburgh, PA, where our guests Brogan Austin and Reed Fischer finished 4th and 7th, respectively, continuing to announce themselves on the national stage of American distance running.
Both graduates of Drake University and runners for Tom “Tinman” Schwartz, Brogan and Reed came from relatively modest origins to compete among the best runners in the country- Brogan winning the U.S. Marathon Championships in a time of 2:12:38 in 2018 and Reed finishing 4th in the 10k at the 2018 USATF championships in Des Moines. We talk a lot about their experience with Tom and the rest of the Tinman Elite team, the challenges of working a full-time job while running competitively, and the role they see themselves playing in the changing American distance running scene. We also play our version of the “Newlyweds” game where we find out how well Brogan and Reed really know each other after all.
Big thanks to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon team and P3Revents for setting us up with recording space and for hosting an awesome championship weekend. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow and enjoy the episode!