Keeping Up with Kelsey Podcast Episode 13: Bart Yasso

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Episode 13: Bart Yasso


Bart Yasso is a legend in the sport of running. Notoriously dubbed the Mayor of Running, he has inspired thousands, perhaps millions, to chase after their dreams and to never limit where running can take you. Having just retired as the Chief Running Officer at Runner’s World after having worked there for more than 30 years, I sat down with him to pick his brain about all things running.  He has raced on all 7 continents, completed over 1,000 races including the Comrades Marathon in South Africa and the brutal Badwater UltraMarathon.  Bart is the inventor of the torture training workout that are known as Yasso 800s and gas been inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions.  Although these are all fantastic accomplishments, Bart is probably the nicest person you will ever talk to and he is known for being a good listener. We talk about his thoughts on charity runners, his favorite race distance, and what it is like to win a race. He shares so much wisdom and knowledge and I’m thankful for the opportunity that I had to chat with him. 


Mentioned in the show:

My Life on the Run Book

Comrades Marathon

Race Everything Book

Great Wall Marathon

Rome Marathon

Boston Marathon

Team World Vision

Lyme Disease

Badwater Ultramarathon

Himalayan 100 Miler

Hanson’s Marathon Method

Galloway Training Method

Hal Higdon Training Plans

Rocky Run


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