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.
Ten years ago, a federal shutdown came in one of the busiest months for road racing,and nearly cancelled the Marine Corps Marathon.
Zoo Loop now closes at 5 p.m., Arlington Boulevard comments due Sept. 28, Kelati heading to world road racing championships.
After a nearly year-long hiatus, Pace the Nation has returned with St. Andrews graduate and Georgetown recruit Tinoda Matsatsa.
Keira D’Amato breaks the American record in the half marathon, Chantilly’s Sean McGorty makes the world 5k team and DDOT will hold a meeting on a new bridge to the Arboretum.