This week, Alyssa and Haley chat with Canadian Olympic runner and former pro triathlete Malindi Elmore about her career on the track and beyond. Malindi set her sights on the Olympics at the age of 4 and achieved that goal in the 1500m in 2004. She shares the trials of trying to qualify again in the midst of politics and her decision to transition to triathlon. Malindi shares her mindset and training strategies that led her to a debut IM of 8:57 and to her record-breaking marathon time of 2:24:50 at the Houston Marathon. Plus, hear Malindia’s take on the “shoe debate” and the criteria for qualifying for the Canadian Olympic marathon team.
Alyssa and Haley recap the magic of the US Olympic Marathon Trials and answer a mailbag question about how a swimmer should transition to a runner.
December 8, 2021
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