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Every Friday, the editors of Canadian Running Magazine discuss the culture and sport with two or three relevant topics, usually with special guests. Plus, our weekly recommendations!

Every Friday, the editors of Canadian Running Magazine discuss the culture and sport with two or three relevant topics, usually with special guests. Plus, our weekly recommendations!
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Every Friday, the editors of Canadian Running Magazine discuss the culture and sport with two or three relevant topics, usually with special guests. Plus, our weekly recommendations!

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How a Brain Tumour Changed One Woman's Life for the Better

4/27/2019
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In 2009, while training for her first half marathon, Lisa Sweetman began noticing unusual and unsettling changes in her body. Her joints ached, her energy plummeted and she began putting on a lot of weight. It would be another several months of self-advocacy before she would receive a definitive, and distressing, diagnosis: a brain tumour. Lisa underwent 5 surgeries, experimented with veganism, started a business, and realized her passion for trail running. In this inspiring episode Lisa...

Duration:01:00:31

The Boston Marathon Rundown + Inspiring the Next Generation of Runners at Lane 6

4/21/2019
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This week we are rebroadcasting a episode from last year featuring the Lane 6 program. Lane 6 is a partnership between Canadian Running and Nike. Along with Toronto Community Housing, they created a one-on-one mentorship program, pairing experienced runners from the community with at-risk youth, aged 7-18. The second annual Lane 6 program started last week, and will run until June 6th. Staff writer Maddy Kelly and I also chat about the latest news and results from the track, trails and...

Duration:00:41:14

One Man's Story of 29 Consecutive Boston Marathons

4/14/2019
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Thousands of runners will toe the line on Monday for the 123rd running on the Boston Marathon. One of those runners is Newfoundland's Derm Holwell. On Monday, Holwell will run his 29th consecutive Boston Marathon. An athlete with the Mississauga Nomads Running Team and a cancer survivor, Holwell is also part of an exclusive group known as The Quarter Century Club. In this episode, he shares his remarkable stories from his nearly 3 decades of running the Boston Marathon.

Duration:00:44:12

Alex Hutchinson, Dayna Pidhoresky and Dave Reid Unpack Toronto's Spring Run Off

4/5/2019
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The Spring Run Off is Toronto's oldest continuously-held road race. Olympians, world record holders, and masses of Canadian runners turn up for one of the most challenging road races in the country. In this episode we chat with journalist Alex Hutchinson, professional runner Dayna Pidhoresky, and Spring Run Off co-founder Dave Reid.

Duration:00:53:14

Around the Bay: North America's Oldest Race Turns 125

3/31/2019
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The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest and most prestigious road races in the world. But there’s another race, in Hamilton Ontario, that proudly proclaims its status as the oldest race in North America. Around the Bay celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. This race hasn’t only been around for longer than the Boston Marathon, but it has also boasted some pretty remarkable results over the years. Olympians, Canadian champions and record holders, and yes, even winners of the Boston...

Duration:00:55:41

Around the Bay: North America's Oldest Race Turns 125

3/30/2019
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The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest and most prestigious road races in the world. But there’s another race, in Hamilton Ontario, that proudly proclaims its status as the oldest race in North America. Around the Bay (ATB) celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. ATB hasn’t only been around for longer than the Boston Marathon, but it has also boasted some remarkable results over the years. Olympians, Canadian champions, and yes, even winners of the Boston Marathon have graced the...

Duration:00:55:25

Rachel Cliff is the Marathon Queen; Sasha Gollish and Jess O'Connell inspire with Fast and Female

3/23/2019
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This episode is all about girl power! We start by chatting with the new Canadian marathon record holder Rachel Cliff, who ran 2:26:56 in the Nagoya Women's Marathon 2 weeks ago. Cliff talks about breaking barriers, and the joy of running in a women's only race. Sasha Gollish and Jess O'Connell are athlete ambassadors for Fast and Female, a not-for-profit organization that strives to keep girls engaged in sport. Started in 2005 by Canadian nordic skier and Olympic Champion Chandra Crawford,...

Duration:00:55:23

The Rundown: Canadian Records, World Records, Race Results, Oh My!

3/12/2019
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Over the last 2 weeks we saw a Canadian record, a world record, and a USports record each get broken. We bring you results from the NCAA, USports and Canadian Masters indoor track championships. Plus, we bring you juicy news from the roads and the trails. We didn't release an episode of The Shakeout Podcast last week, but a lot has happened recently in the world of running. So we decided that we would bring you an extended version of The Rundown to catch you up on everything that has...

Duration:00:18:04

Rob Watson's advice on the Boston Marathon

3/1/2019
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We are officially inside 50 days until the 2019 Boston Marathon. In this episode we talk with one of Canada's fastest marathoners and coaches about how to make the most of your spring race prep. In 2013, Rob Watson found himself leading the Boston Marathon. Determined to stick to his race plan, he continued to lead the elite field for almost 25km. He had the best racing experience of his life, and was on a runner's high, until tragedy struck. Today Rob shares his stories of elation and...

Duration:00:40:24

Running Towards Mental Health

2/22/2019
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This week on the show we connect with sports psychology consultant Dr. Penny Werthner to explore the link between running and mental health. We talk about stigma, resources, and the myriad positive effects that running can have on mental health and wellbeing.

Duration:00:33:06

All's Fair in Love and Running

2/15/2019
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This week on The Shakeout we dive into what it's like to be a runner's partner. We bring you the story of five different couples who are in a relationship with each other, but also with running. Today's guests are Osi Nriagu, Alan Bagoo, Maddie Davidson, Jeremy Rae and Will Roumanis. All of these people are in a relationship with a runner. Some of our guests are, or were, runners in their own right and others have only discovered running through their partner. We gain their perspectives on...

Duration:00:55:24

Inside Russia's State-Sponsored Doping Scandal

2/6/2019
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This week on the Shakeout we dive into the dark world of doping. We bring you the story of the Russian drug scandal that rocked the global athletic community. And we discuss the response, or lack thereof, from the organizations tasked with ensuring clean sport. In this episode we dissect the culture of state-sponsored doping. We speak with Paul Melia, president of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, as well as Iñaki Gomez, a 2-time Olympian in the race walk. Our guests shed light on the...

Duration:00:47:19

Inside Russia's State-Sponsored Doping Scandal

2/6/2019
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This week on the Shakeout we dive into the dark world of doping. We bring you the story of the Russian drug scandal that rocked the global athletic community. And we discuss the response, or lack thereof, from the organizations tasked with ensuring clean sport. In this episode we dissect the culture of state-sponsored doping. We speak with Paul Melia, president of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, as well as Iñaki Gomez, a 2-time Olympian in the race walk. Our guests shed light on the...

Duration:00:47:15

Olympian Gabriela Stafford: Making Moves and Smashing Records

1/27/2019
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Middle distance phenom Gabriela Stafford set 2 indoor Canadian records in the last 3 weeks. The University of Toronto student and Olympian ran 14:57.45 in the 5000m on January 4th, and 4:24.80 in the mile yesterday. Stafford has been busy lately: in addition to her 2 national records, she changed training groups, moved to Scotland, and got married in the space of 5 months. She is temporarily back in Toronto to finish her last season of eligibility with the Varsity Blues, before making a more...

Duration:00:26:18

12 Ultra's, 12 countries, 5 continents: One woman's goal to run the world

1/8/2019
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Three years ago Rachel Sklar decided to run her first marathon. The ghostwriter from Thornhill had a background in the combat sport of Muay Thai but was far from an experienced runner. That all changed following her first race in 2016. Eight months after her marathon debut, Sklar challenged herself to a 50km trail ultra, and she hasn't looked back. This year, Sklar is setting a much bigger challenge for herself: to race 12 ultra marathons in 12 countries over 12 months. Throughout 2019,...

Duration:00:37:57

Goal Setting and Year In Review

12/31/2018
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This episode is a year-end Shakeout Special. We revisit an episode from last year in which former Canadian Running web editor Sinead Mulhern chats with sports psychologist Kim Dawson about realistic goal setting. We also bring you goal setting advice from Cameron Levins, Rachel Cliff and Mohammed Ahmed. All three made our Canadian Running list of Top Ten Canadian Performances of 2018. We close out our last show of the year with a very special musical treat from Canadian Running contributor...

Duration:00:20:12

The Streakin' Speedsters and the Santa Speedo Run

12/21/2018
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This is the time of year for family, fun, and festivities. But it is also an opportunity to give to those in need. Charities use a variety of fund-raising methods around the holidays, but one group employs a unique approach. The Toronto Santa Speedo Run is the brainchild of "Head Santa" Matt Freeman. The premise is simple: your friends and family pledge money to watch you run through the streets of downtown Toronto, in December, dressed in nothing but a bright red speedo. It started in 2005...

Duration:00:22:55

Pro tips for injury-free winter running with Dylan Wykes and Kris Sheppard

12/13/2018
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As the holidays draw near, so do treacherous weather conditions. Staying safe and healthy can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. Luckily, we’ve found some excellent resources to help you navigate the uncertainty of the season. In this episode we talk with chiropractor, strength coach and co-founder of The Runner's Academy Dr. Kris Sheppard. We also talk with elite-runner-turned-coach Dylan Wykes. These guys offer advice on how to train smart and stay injury-free throughout the darkest...

Duration:00:38:34

Eat Your Way Strong Through The Holidays

12/6/2018
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Throughout the month of December, we are bringing you episodes dedicated to realistic self-improvement. This as a chance to get a jump on the things that you want to be a little bit better at in the new year. This month-long series is designed to get you in a festive spirit and help you hit the ground running in 2019. Our first episode is all about food. As we enter the holiday season, it can be tough to keep nutrition on track. We chat with elite marathoners and nutrition buffs Kim Doerksen...

Duration:00:28:51

Arctic researcher turned Olympian: Gen Lalonde's victorious return to XC

11/29/2018
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New Brunswick native Geneviève Lalonde threw her arms up in triumph as she crossed the finish line at the Canadian Cross-Country Championships last weekend. Better known for her exploits on the track--she is an Olympic finalist and has lowered her own Canadian 3000m steeplechase record 3 times--Gen entered the race as somewhat of an underdog. After a 5 year hiatus from cross-country racing and an "emotional breakdown" following her 2018 track season, Gen wasn't a likely favourite for the...

Duration:00:31:05