After a really long chit-chat intro, we start things off at (7:54) Joanna starts us off with her promised transportation tale.
At (20:21) we are joined by Olympian Ben Blankenship. At (23:28) Ben talks about his time in Washington DC, what brought him to the DC area, getting back into the running scene and his early years as a professional runner.
At (33:52) Ben gives us some unique insight into professional running.
At (39:45) we discuss the 2016 Olympic trials and at (43:40) we talk about the 2016 Olympics. At (52:15) we talk about the 2017 mile race in Alaska.
At (58:02) we talk about Ben’s age. At (59:40) we talk about the indoor world championships. At (1:01:15) we talk about whats coming up next for Ben.
At (1:04:27) we sneak dogs into the interview before Farley wants to talk about manly things.
We are back at (1:08:45) to take guesses at Ben’s age before at (1:11:15) we talk about Potamac junior McKenzi Watkins who competed in the Brian Watkins Invitational, a race that honors her late father. At (1:14:29) we get an update on the St Baldrick’s foundation fund-raiser.
At (1:18:00) we announce our next PTN Happy Hour April 20 after the Crystal City 5k.
At (1:19:23) we wrap things up with a quick discussion about the Barkley Marathons.
Divided lanes coming to Hains Point, safety measures in the works for the Mount Vernon Trail, three locals make national high school XC meet, local collegians race at NCAAs.
St. Albans and GVS’s Vivian Kelly won their first DC cross country titles while St. Johns’ girls and St. Albans’ Pierre Attiogbe repeated.
Beach Drive remains closed to through traffic year-round, locals win conference, USATF titles.
Capt. Kyle King won the Marine Corps Marathon, a year after he planned to make his debut at the race, and Chelsea Baker of the British Royal Navy made tremendous strides winning the women’s race.
Born in 1984 as the George Washington Parkway Classic, it is among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our spacious course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC