45. Taylor Lideen - Winner of Unbound Gravel XL, 350 Mile Gravel Race

45. Taylor Lideen - Winner of Unbound Gravel XL, 350 Mile Gravel Race

Today's guest is Taylor Lideen - this year's overall winner of the Unbound Gravel XL race - a 350 mile sufferfest through the Flint Hills of Kansas. Formerly known as Dirty Kanza, the race challenged Taylor to the bitter end through nearly 24 hours of racing. We talk at great length about that race,...

44. Laura Galván 2 of 2 - 2021 Mexican Olympic Team Runner

44. Laura Galván 2 of 2 - 2021 Mexican Olympic Team Runner

Welcome back everybody - after a bit of a Summer break, we are back with new episodes of the podcast. As always, I am your host Troy Busot and right out of the gate we have a conversation with an amazing running who will be representing her home country of Mexico in the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo. I...

43. Laura Galván 1 of 2 - 2021 Mexican Olympic Team Runner

43. Laura Galván 1 of 2 - 2021 Mexican Olympic Team Runner

Welcome back everybody - after a bit of a Summer break, we are back with new episodes of the podcast. As always, I am your host Troy Busot and right out of the gate we have a conversation with an amazing running who will be representing her home country of Mexico in the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo.&n...

42. Phil Pinti - Ultra Runner on Grief, Catharsis, & Building Yourself Up Mile by Mile

42. Phil Pinti - Ultra Runner on Grief, Catharsis, & Building Yourself Up Mile by Mile

42 - Phil Pinti  Phil Pinti - aka @macho_man_runneth - cruised into his 30s with brass ring firmly in hand. A post-9/11 stint in the Marines had him deployed to - and now safely home from Iraq. Married to his college sweetheart and the love of his life and raising two beautiful young children.&...

41. Chris Eck - Marathoner by 8th Grade, 100K Ultra Runner by High School

41. Chris Eck - Marathoner by 8th Grade, 100K Ultra Runner by High School

Think back to Junior High. What were your highlights? Your accomplishments? Today's guest was introduced to running by his elementary school's P.E. coach who organized a daily run and jog for his students. Being somewhat socially awkward, this young man spent his lunch hour running laps and eventual...

40. Dan Lamorte - Weight loss and found miles. Down 180 pounds, Dan runs an Ultra!

40. Dan Lamorte - Weight loss and found miles. Down 180 pounds, Dan runs an Ultra!

After an arm injury cut his collegeate pitching career short, you could say that today's guest took some off of athletics. So much so, in fact, that he gained the weight equivalent of another version of himself - 180 pounds to be exact. After some failed attempts to reverse course and resigned to th...

39. Marni Salup - Host of Marni on the Move Podcast & Obsessive Triathlete

39. Marni Salup - Host of Marni on the Move Podcast & Obsessive Triathlete

The Athlinks Podcast Hosted by Troy Busot When you make a living from the things that you love, you end up spending your whole life immersed in your passions.  Host of the hit podcast Marni on the Move, Founder and CEO of the Salup Group specializing in marketing and branding for active lifesty...

38. Juan Carlos Obando - OCR Athlete on Chasing an Age Group World Championship

38. Juan Carlos Obando - OCR Athlete on Chasing an Age Group World Championship

Born in Canada, Today's guest - Juan Carlos Obando moved with his family to Ecuador as a youngster where he learned to play soccer - a game that gave him a love of running that would stick with him throughout his life. After moving back to Toronto, soccer eventually turned to wrestling and weight li...

37. Adharanand Finn - Ultra Runner & Author of The Rise of the Ultra Runners & Running with the Kenyans

37. Adharanand Finn - Ultra Runner & Author of The Rise of the Ultra Runners & Running with the Kenyans

Today's guest is an ultra runner, a podcaster, and the author of The Way of the Runner, Running with the Kenyans, and my favorite running book of all, The Rise of the Ultra Runners. Adharanand Finn joins us to talk about his journey from middle school athletics to a sub-three hour New York City mara...

36. Dirk Friel - Co-Founder of Training Peaks, Ski Mountaineer, Ex Pro Cyclist

36. Dirk Friel - Co-Founder of Training Peaks, Ski Mountaineer, Ex Pro Cyclist

Today's Guest needs little introduction. He is a former professional cyclist, Co-Founder of legendary training platform Training Peaks, and the son of the author of several endurance training bibles, Joe Friel. That is right, Dirk Friel joins us today on the Athlinks Podcast. We had a great chat abo...

35. Sika Henry on Her Quest to Become the First African American Woman Pro Triathlete

35. Sika Henry on Her Quest to Become the First African American Woman Pro Triathlete

Our guest on the podcast today is Sika Henry - a 2x Marathon champion who turned her talents to the world of triathlon.  A serious bike crash in 2019 slowed her quest to become the first African American Woman to hold a Pro Triathlon Card, but she still managed to qualify for the Ironman World ...

34. Selene Yeager - 2 Wheeled Adventurer & Host of Hit Play, Not Pause Podcast

34. Selene Yeager - 2 Wheeled Adventurer & Host of Hit Play, Not Pause Podcast

Instead of asking yourself "how long do I want to live", you should really start asking yourself, "how do I want to live". We all want to live forever, but if you're listening to this show, chances are, you've got some minimum standards that you'd like to set as the years pass by - especially of the...

33. Latoya Shauntay Snell - Multi-sport Athlete, Ultra Runner, Professional Chef, and 5' 3" Brooklynite force of nature

33. Latoya Shauntay Snell - Multi-sport Athlete, Ultra Runner, Professional Chef, and 5' 3" Brooklynite force of nature

Our guest today is multi-sport athlete, Ultra Runner, Professional Chef, self-described advocate and activist for body politics, and 5' 3" Brooklynite force of nature, Latoya Shauntay Snell - also known as the Running Fat Chef. A quick glance at her Athlinks profile shows 112 races completed, over t...

32. Ellen Falterman on Starting an Expedition to Circle the Globe in a Paddle Boat

32. Ellen Falterman on Starting an Expedition to Circle the Globe in a Paddle Boat

A post high school canoe expedition in the heart of the Amazon Basin reconnected Ellen Falterman with her adventurer brother who was five years her senior. The harrowing trip lit a fire for expeditions that would lay dormant until his  tragic death just a short time later.  On the one-year...

31. Roderick Sewell is The First Bilateral Above the Knee Amputee to finish Kona Ironman World Championships

31. Roderick Sewell is The First Bilateral Above the Knee Amputee to finish Kona Ironman World Championships

031 - Roderick Sewell Where does character come from? Is it born or bread? Inherited or built? Perhaps for today's guest, it was nurtured through the selfless and courageous actions of his mother. You can't tell the story of Roderick Sewell without starting with his mother, Marian Jackson.  Whe...

30. Ashly Winchester - Queen of FKTs on Big Adventures, Podcasting, and Encouraging Women

30. Ashly Winchester - Queen of FKTs on Big Adventures, Podcasting, and Encouraging Women

Just one day after finishing her first 50 miler, the Camp Fire began its path of destruction in Northern California, ultimately claiming 153,000 acres, 85 human, and an untold number of animal lives - a horror that Ashly Winchester came face to face with as a vertinary Nurse in the area. Wave-after-...

29. Danny Bent on Giving Back with Running & Epic Adventures

29. Danny Bent on Giving Back with Running & Epic Adventures

A childhood framed by his family's love for running leads a young man on adventures across several continents, stoking his love and optimism for humanity. Years later, a post-run tea is interrupted by a radio report of the fatal bombing of the Boston Marathon. Our guest, clear on the other side of t...

28. Jason Hardrath on Reshaping the Racing World (and terrain) with FKTs

28. Jason Hardrath on Reshaping the Racing World (and terrain) with FKTs

FKT - shorthand for “Fastest Known Time” is essentially, a speed record on any given route. Anyone, at any time, on any day, can try to break a record and set a new FKT. After a serious car accident took him off the roads, today's guest shifted from marathons and ironmans and took his training to th...

27. Lorna Campbell of the Abbott World Marathon Majors on Marathons and an Enduring Career in Sports

27. Lorna Campbell of the Abbott World Marathon Majors on Marathons and an Enduring Career in Sports

If you love what you do for a living, you'll never work a day in your life. Or so the saying goes. From the very first email that I received from today's guest, I could feel her enthusiasm toward her job, her employer, and the athletes whom she represents as the Head of Communications for the Abbott...

26. Marcus Brown of A Runner's Life Podcast on Running a Sub-3 Hour Marathon

26. Marcus Brown of A Runner's Life Podcast on Running a Sub-3 Hour Marathon

Like the tip of an iceberg, what the outside world sees is the shining 2 hour 56 minute and 19 second marathon finish that sticks up above the surface.  What is not seen is the incredible mass of hours, miles, support from family and friends, previous shortfalls and near misses that went into t...