Episode 102: Creating Community with Bart Yasso


Dubbed the “Mayor of Running,” Bart Yasso is one of the best-known figures in the sport, but few people know why he started running competitively, how it changed his life, or how his brush with a crippling illness nearly ended his career a decade ago. Yasso joined Runner’s World in 1987 to develop the groundbreaking Runner’s World Race Sponsorship Program, creating a vehicle for Runner’s World to work with over 7,000 races representing 4 million runners per year and was inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions.

Yasso also developed the Yasso 800’s, a marathon-training workout used by thousands around the world. He is one of the few people to have completed races on all seven continents from the Antarctica marathon to the Mt. Kilimanjaro marathon. In 1987, Yasso won the U.S. National Biathlon Long Course Championship and won the Smoky Mountain Marathon in 1998. He has also completed the Ironman five times and the Badwater 146 through Death Valley. He has also cycled, unsupported and by himself, across the country twice. (source: http://www.bartyasso.com).

Contact Bart at wwwBartYasso.com or on twitter @BartYasso.

We highly recommend Bart’s book, “My Life on the Run”, available on Amazon.

And remember …. the Yasso 800’s are a WORKOUTnot a TRAINING PLAN! 🙂

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