Podcast Episode 51 – Nick Symmonds

Nick SymmondsIn this episode we welcome two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds to the podcast. In his professional career, he has spoken out about a number of different causes, including??opposing Russia’s anti-gay laws, and urging an increase in gun control. His company, Run Gum, is currently appealing a lawsuit against the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Track & Field, arguing for more rights for athletes.

We discuss these issues, his experience at the Olympics, his training routine, his founding and running of Run Gum, and we do a fact-check on his Wikipedia page.

We also find some time to check in with the entire podcast crew for a quick training update as we enter the busy fall racing season.

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Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Chris Smith, a.k.a. @DopeyRunr, started running in 2013. He has since completed the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Dopey Challenges. His wife and 12-year-old daughter can confirm his status as Perfectly Dopey.

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