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Welcome to the Seasoned Athlete Podcast, your home for stories, inspiration, motivation, training tips and more directly from elite athletes from a wide variety of sports who all share one common bond: they are all over 40 years old. We're here to prove one story at a time that age does NOT have to prevent you from achieving bold athletic and fitness goals, and living your best life.
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Helene Neville is on a bold mission - she is running across all 50 states in the United States. At the time of the original release of this episode, she is one day away from completing her final run on this nine year journey - a run across the beautiful yet tough terrain of Alaska. She has been doing this endeavor with no sponsors - just with the help of donations and volunteers. Why is she doing this? To prove that nothing is impossible!
In this episode, we talk about how this all got started, the literal and metaphorical uphill battles she has been facing on her run from Anchorage, Alaska to the Arctic Ocean and the different kind of run she’s looking to do after she finishes making history in Alaska.
We’re excited to welcome Marathon Goddess Julie Weiss back to the show this week to talk about her new memoir 52 Weeks, 52 Marathons: The Miles and Trials of a Marathon Goddess. Back in 2012-2013, Julie ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pancreatic cancer. We first had Julie on the show to talk about this endeavor, why she did it and the impact she was able to have for her cause. In her new book, Julie goes in-depth about her life, her relationship with her father and how she found her way to running in her thirties. This all eventually led to her running 52 marathons in 52 weeks, and she shares some of the fascinating stories about these marathons and how she pulled off this ambitious endeavor.
In this interview, we chat about the book, share some of the stories included in her book, and talk about her latest initiative in the pancreatic cancer fight: 52 Races for 52 Faces.
In this episode, we talk to Andrea Owen, an Arizona-based wife, mother of three, and competitive obstacle racer. In 2014, after a long hiatus from sports and athletics, Andrea somewhat reluctantly ran her first Spartan Race, and she was immediately hooked. Andrea has since completed 79 Spartan Races along with a variety of other races. In the last five years of racing, she has earned 9 masters elite podiums, multiple age group podiums, she came in first in the 2018 Spartan US Championship Series and she is the 2018 50 and over Spartan World Champion. In 2019 alone, Andrea has come in first or second in her age group in every single Spartan Race she has run, and is currently #1 in the world in the women’s 55-59 age group.