Herndon alumna Hiruni Wijerathna talks about her professional running career, which includes several Sri Lankan records.
We start off at (5:19) with a discussion about hitting the exact mileage on your GPS watch.
At (11:48) we welcome our guest Hiruni Wijerathna, where we start out working on our letters and at (13:20) some basic geography. At (14:39) she tells us how she got from Sri Lanka to Herndon and how she got her start in running. At (17:03) we talk about her high school coach, former guest Pete Sherry.
At (18:01) Hiruni talks about going to run at the University of Kentucky. At (23:10) we talk about running post collegiately, At (25:42) we talk about running for Sri Lanka. At (34:31) Hiruni tells us about training in Boulder with Hudson Elite and at (36:44) her full time job at Run Coach.
We are back at (41:33) to wrap up the interview. At (43:50) we discuss a tweet about James K Polk. At (49:15) we fire up the rumor mill.
At (51:05) Rebook has a new professional running group in Charlottesville. At (54:19) UVA announces new cross country coaches. At (59:09) we talk about the prime day and finally at (1:07:50) we have a transportation update on the vehicles from all three hosts.
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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.