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.
Police arrest former high school coach, Cherry Blossom lottery open, US XC champs come to Virginia in ’23 and ’24, D’Amato wins national half marathon title, Farley indulges himself.
Since everyone seems to be remarking that last year felt like five, here’s some of what happened in the local running scene in 2021.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the 62 best cross country runners in the D.C. area.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the seven girls and seven boys for the All-RunWashington Virginia team.