Billy Yang Podcast

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Join podcaster & filmmaker Billy Yang as he sits down for one-on-one conversations with some of the most prolific and rising athletes, creatives, entrepreneurs and many others on what drives and inspires them.

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Jeff Browning | Keys to Longevity in Ultrarunning, Hardrock 100, Optimized Fat Metabolism (OFM) Diet
01:21:10

My guest on this episode is Jeff Browning, one of the most durable and successful male athletes in American ultrarunning. In this conversation, we discussed some of the keys to his longevity, race stories from Hardrock, HURT 100, UTMB among others and how a change in diet to one of a more paleo/keto/OFM one helped with race recovery and much, much more.

Jeff ended up running a 26:17:43 at this year's Hardrock 100, good for 5th place overall at 50 years of age.

+ Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/WplxT3r-bLk

Keepin' It Tactical https://youtu.be/__1B4zr2BE8

+ Hayden Hawks Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hawks_hayden/

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Aug 01, 2022
Hayden Hawks | Racing Jim & Zach, Western States Ambitions, The Mamba Mentality
01:22:46

My guest on this episode is Hayden Hawks, one of the greatest talents in the sport of American ultrarunning.

Today, we explore a myriad of topics including his competitive mindset, his professional approach to ultrarunning, what it was like competing against the likes of Jim Walmsley and Zach Miller, how ball sports athletes influenced his own approach as an endurance athlete, stories about his faith and how it shaped him into who he is today, what it will take to win Western States and much, much more.

He was an absolute pleasure to talk to and I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I enjoyed having it!

+ Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/1ddX2bfcx3k

+ Miller vs. Hawks https://youtu.be/7DCR03UDggA

+ Hayden Hawks Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hawks_hayden/

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Jun 20, 2022
Jazmine Lowther, Jamil Coury | BYP 074
01:51:24

Canada's Jazmine Lowther has been taking 2022 by storm in 2022 with her podium finish at Chuckanut 50K and most recently, her course record win at the Canyons by UTMB 100K. Today, I sat down with her to talk about her emerging ultrarunning career, her goals in the sport, the mindset of an elite athlete and much more. 

We also welcomed back Jamil Coury to talk all things livestream including Aravaipa's recent Cocodona 250 race and the future of where broadcasts can go in this sport. 

Canyons By UTMB: https://youtu.be/-N5ByUkj3Kw

+ Justin Grunewald's Finish At Black Canyon 100K: https://youtu.be/7C1GvvXdYV0

+ Stephen Park's DFL Cocodona 250 Finish: https://youtu.be/VAj4oeYtI_0?t=21296

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May 22, 2022
Michael Wardian | BYP 073
01:42:40
My guest today Michael Wardian has long been on my list of athletes I've wanted to converse with because he very well might be the new Most Interesting Man In The World. Beyond his running resume and achievements - of which there are many including running 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days (all under 3 hours), being the last man standing at the Quarantine Backyard Ultra during the Covid shutdowns (260+ miles in over 63 hours) and multiple world records...he also manages to carry a full-time job, a wife, 2 sons and multiple different hobbies and passions outside of endurance sports. Today, we attempt to unpack as much of it that we can, find out how he recovers so quick, how to get out of low moments during races, who he enjoys competing against and what's exactly in store for what may be his biggest endurance feat yet: running across America this May 1st from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in a project called "Running Home". All to raise money for clean water projects to underdeveloped countries. + To Donate: https://bit.ly/3Mqx00W + YouTube Interview: https://youtu.be/aQu__82yDdg

+ Quarantine Backyard Ultra: https://youtu.be/loGR3Rh6fRE

+ Cooper Kupp: https://youtu.be/2I3CHKBcJbw

+ Sean McVay's Photographic Memory: https://youtu.be/IjlfQBQk_kg

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Mar 02, 2022
Dean Karnazes | BYP 072
01:25:09

On his 30th birthday, Dean Karnazes decided to walk out of his birthday celebration to run 30 miles on a whim in search of adventure and renewed purpose. Today on the podcast, we talk about the book that initially put Dean on the map "Ultramarathon Man: Confessions Of An All-Night Runner" and his excellent follow up "A Runner's High: My Life In Motion" which draws the curtains back a bit on what it takes to pursue your passion, some of its pitfalls, thoughts on aging/relevancy, the importance of mentorship and much more. 

+ Becoming A Marathoner: https://youtu.be/xbaJY15Wodo

+ Ultramarathon Man the film: https://youtu.be/bpjRFkqTIkY

+ A Runner's High the book: https://amzn.to/3uNKH3s

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Feb 16, 2022
Sally McRae & Jason Koop LIVE | BYP 071
01:58:37

First episode of 2022 and we welcome back repeat guests and fan favorites Sally McRae and Jason Koop to answer YOUR questions via a live YouTube broadcast (originally aired January 11, 2022). We cover a wide range of topics including sleep, heat training, training for races at altitude, mental toughness, long runs and much, much more!

Our Conversation on YouTube

+ Jason Koop's Training Essentials for Ultrarunning Book

+ Sally McRae's Training App

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Jan 25, 2022
Timothy Olson | BYP 070
01:45:41

In this episode, I sat down with ultra endurance athlete Timothy Olson for a conversation about his record setting run on the famed Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). We unpacked all that went into his 51 days along the 2,653 mile route (averaging 51+ miles a day!) that runs from the southern terminus of the Mexican border to the Canadian border traversing vast terrain from the desert to alpine mountains. We talk through various challenges including rerouting from fires, missed water drops, animal encounters and some injuries that cropped up. We also break down the positive including the support from his family/friends/fans, moving through beautiful topography and much more.

+ Our Conversation on YouTube

+ Timothy Olson's Website

+ The Unknown (Timothy's 2016 Hardrock 100) 

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Dec 03, 2021
Zach Miller | BYP 069
01:57:58

In this episode, I sat down with ultra athlete Zach Miller talking running and racing, coming back from injury and some of his overall life philosophy. The conversation picks up where we last saw Zach in his film as a caretaker at Barr Camp to a now, a life on the road in his converted bus traveling through North America. We cover our summer at Hardrock, uncertainty around coming back from his injury, the pros and cons of social media, the recent passing of his grandmother and her legacy and much more.

+ Our Conversation on YouTube

+ ZACH: In Relentless Pursuit Of His Best

+ Zach Miller on Strava

+ All Gas No Brakes

+ Zach's Conestoga Race Report

+ But What If It's Good? 

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Oct 25, 2021
Katie Asmuth (Plus Dylan Bowman, Corrine Malcolm) | BYP 068
01:18:20

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Katie Asmuth, an emerging ultramarathoner from Southern California who turned many heads by finishing 5th at the 2021 Western States Endurance Run in a historic year for women. We talk through her running journey, how running plays a part in her life as a mom and nurse practitioner and much more.

I also had a conversation with Dylan Bowman and Corrine Malcolm, a few days removed from broadcasting the very first livestream for the 2021 Western States Endurance Run. 

+ Our Conversation on YouTube

+ Katie Asmuth on Instagram

+ Western States Livefeed: Part One, Part Two, Part Three

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Jul 07, 2021
Dr. Andy Pasternak | BYP 067
01:11:15

Dr. Andy Pasternak is a family physician with a background in epidemiology and infectious disease and is also the newest medical director of the Western States Endurance Run. In today's episode, we go over the latest CDC findings regarding outdoor and surface transmission of Covid-19, the latest on vaccine efficacy and potential harm, the future of outdoor events...and much more. 

+ Bill Maher: Give It To Me Straight, Doc 

+ Dr. Andy Pasternak on Twitter

+ Monica Gandhi on Twitter

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May 03, 2021
Brendan Leonard "Semi-Rad" | BYP 066
01:40:01

Excited to bring on Brendan Leonard of "Semi-Rad" fame on the podcast to talk about a variety of noteworthy topics today. If you aren't familiar with his work, start with his now viral 2018 film he made for REI called "How To Run 100 Miles". We chat about that, his journey into becoming a writer, his blue-collared approach to the creative process, some darker patches of his life that involved alcohol and even a jail stint, what it was like to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks...and much more. 

+ How To Run 100 Miles

+ I Hate Running and You Can Too

+ How Rainbow Cake Sprinkles Are Made

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Mar 26, 2021
Jerry Garcia | BYP 065
01:21:51

US Forest Firefighter Jerry Garcia's path to becoming an ultrarunner was an improbable one. From growing up around gangs and violence in Los Angeles, finding trouble in the Navy and then getting mixed up in drugs and alcohol - even ending up homeless on the streets - it was hard to imagine a future around a healthy lifestyle of clean living and running. In today's episode with Hoka Ambassador and firefighter, we cover his incredible journey to becoming the athlete he is today, his tireless work battling blazes in the wilderness, overcoming drug addiction and so much more!

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Mar 12, 2021
Anton Krupicka, Judge Craig Mitchell & Gabi Hayes | BYP 064
01:49:42

Honored to have Judge Craig Mitchell (39:20) and filmmaker Gabi Hayes (1:17:11) on to discuss the documentary "Skid Row Marathon" and the Skid Row Running Club which was founded by the judge to help recovering homeless addicts find their way back to society.

Also spoke with Anton Krupicka (3:20) again about his double crossing of the illustrious Grand Canyon. Also caught up on his life, talked Western States, future run plans and other various topics.

+ Skid Row Running Club http://www.skidrowrunningclub.com/

+ Skid Row Running Club Facebook https://bit.ly/3r0JCQI

+ Skid Row Marathon https://skidrowmarathon.com/

+ Unbreakable https://bit.ly/2NL92nb

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Jan 29, 2021
Sally McRae & Jason Koop LIVE | BYP 063
01:53:05

It was a blast going LIVE on YouTube with athlete coaches Sally McRae and Jason Koop. In an effort to kick off 2021 the right way, we answered your questions ranging from strength training, 100K race tactics, when one should hire a coach, sleep training for a 250 mile race...and much more!

+ YouTube LIVE https://youtu.be/Bp7PRxXa6zY

+ Sally McRae https://sallymcrae.com/

+ Jason Koop https://jasonkoop.com/

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Jan 08, 2021
Jacob Puzey | BYP 062
02:29:52

Our guest Jacob Puzey has been the face and voice for his brother Tommy Rivers Puzey as he continues his fight to survive and beat cancer (Primary Pulmonary N/K T-cell Lymphoma). In today's podcast, we talk about his latest condition, how the family is coping but of course cover Jake's journey as well, including some really great insight and stories about his father Kim Puzey, running a 120 mile stage race with Tommy, leaving an unsuccessful relationship, finding love again and how he's learning to pivot in these challenging times. 

+ Craft x Tommy Rivs Collection https://bit.ly/33SHjpG

+ GoFundMe For Tommy https://bit.ly/33NJDhR

+ AJ LeGrand https://ajlegrand.bandcamp.com/

+ Peak Run Performance Virtual Races https://bit.ly/3oscrnK

+ The Billy Yang Running Community: https://bit.ly/2VOhd2j

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Dec 08, 2020
Helen Russell, Corrine Malcolm | BYP 061
01:54:30

Had a great conversation with two incredible women. First up, Adidas athlete Corrine Malcolm and I discuss her amazing FKT (Fastest Known Time) on the 171-mile Tahoe Rim Trail traverse. What went right, what went wrong on her magical day. Then a long form conversation with co-founder Helen Russell of Equator Coffees in Marin County, CA. We discuss her entrepreneurial journey, what goes into a cup of coffee, LGBTQ/social issues...and much more!

+ Equator Coffees https://www.equatorcoffees.com/

+ Corrine Malcolm https://www.instagram.com/corrinemalcolm/

+ The Billy Yang Running Community: https://bit.ly/2VOhd2j

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Nov 06, 2020
Cass Beach - Solo Female RV Traveler | BYP 060
01:17:28

I am always fascinated by human beings who live life bravely and authentically. Enter Cass Beach who one day decided to forego a "typical" life and pare down her possessions, buy an RV and live life on the road along with her two pets. We dissect how she makes her lifestyle possible and why she decided to go down this path...and much more!

+ RV Tour https://youtu.be/J8QXKKGRnVA

+ Tails of Wanderlust Instagram https://bit.ly/33yyG40

+ Campendium https://www.campendium.com/

+ The Billy Yang Running Community: https://bit.ly/2VOhd2j

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Oct 06, 2020
Chris Hauth | BYP 059
01:23:01

Please enjoy my conversation with former Olympian, ultra endurance athlete and coach, Chris Hauth. Today we talked about training during the pandemic, self-curated adventures and getting creative in the outdoors, our respective journeys on iconic routes - Chris on the Tahoe Rim Trail, me on the John Muir Trail, and much more.  

+ 29029 Utah Video https://youtu.be/YY6sT7CyZAA

+ AIMP Coaching http://www.aimpcoaching.com/

+ The Billy Yang Running Community: https://bit.ly/2VOhd2j

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Sep 18, 2020
Sabrina Stanley, Maggie Guterl | BYP 058
01:57:24

Excited to converse with Adidas athlete Sabrina Stanley for the first time! We covered a lot of things in this one including her most recent Nolan's 14 FKT (Fastest Known Time), the double standards of competitiveness for men and women, her passion to be the best in this sport and much more. Also a catch up with good friend and ultra stud Maggie Guterl on crewing for Courtney Dauwalter's latest FKT attempt on the Colorado Trail and what to expect from Big's Backyard Ultra coming up in October. 

+ Sabrina's Nolan's 14 https://youtu.be/8YFB2nTrWuc

+ Power Couple Coaching https://bit.ly/31pRuRM

+ The Billy Yang Running Community: https://bit.ly/2VOhd2j

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Aug 25, 2020
The John Muir Trail with Elan Lieber and Gabi Maudiere | BYP 057
01:37:15

On July 5, 2020 I started my dream of completing the iconic 211 mile John Muir Trail along with my friends Elan Lieber and Gabi Maudiere. What happened over the next 14 days is the topic of discussion on today's podcast: the highs and lows, went we did right, what we did wrong, the surprise at the end and much more. 

+ My gear video https://youtu.be/o6A1BdMEBng

+ GoFundMe for Tommy Rivers https://bit.ly/2CMS4Qi

+ The Billy Yang Running Community: https://bit.ly/2VOhd2j

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Jul 27, 2020
Krissy Moehl | BYP 056
01:35:59

Honored and delighted to finally sit down with ultrarunning legend and trailblazer Krissy Moehl. She ran her first ultramarathon (the Chuckanut 50K) back in 2000 and has been dominating ever since. With wins at high profile races like HURT100, UTMB, Hardrock, Ultra Trail Mt Fuji among many others, she's cemented her name in the pantheon of the greats. But it was also her perspective and diverse work that I was interested in chatting about too so we cover all aspects of the sport, of life and what the future holds.

+ Krissy's website http://krissymoehl.com/

+ Krissy's TEDx Talk https://youtu.be/Y7QaqazOv_A

+ The Billy Yang Running Community: https://bit.ly/2VOhd2j

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Jul 05, 2020
Adam Campbell | BYP 055
02:51:56

(Postponed release by two weeks due to protests)

Honored to speak with Canadian and Arcteryx athlete Adam Campbell (38:19). He has been a hugely successful ultrarunner who has suffered some tragic events. One nearly cost him his life when in August of 2016, he fell off a mountain during an FKT attempt. But the biggest tragedy occurred in January of 2020 when he lost his wife Laura "LK" Kosakoski from a ski accident. How does one find the strength and courage to move on? We get into it in our chat. Also, past guest and coach Jason Koop comes on (6:22) to speak and memorialize his friend, noted author and podcaster David Clark.  

+ The Billy Yang Running Community: https://bit.ly/2VOhd2j

+ "In Constant Motion": https://bit.ly/377cEFI

+ "Eat Sh*t & Die" by David Clark: https://amzn.to/30k6qAM

+ GoFundMe: https://bit.ly/2MDf5X5

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Jun 08, 2020
June 1, 2020 | BYP 054
20:46

In the aftermath of the George Floyd/BLM Protests in LA to the subsequent destruction of our family's store since 1984, I offer some brief albeit stream of consciousness thoughts. But mainly gratitude for all the generous support you've shown me and my family. Thank you. 

GoFundMe Link: https://bit.ly/2BgExPA

Jun 02, 2020
Brogan Graham | BYP 053
02:13:46

Excited to have on Brogan Graham today (14:55) one of the co-founders of the fitness movement that is the November Project. We talk about a lot including our budding bromance, how the fitness movement went global, Boston Marathon bombings, adjusting life and community in wake of this global pandemic. What a fun chat! I also brought on my good friend Elan Lieber (3:52) to talk about the GoFundMe he established for his former employees at Yali's (100% proceeds will go to them). 

+ The Billy Yang Running Community: https://bit.ly/2VOhd2j

+ "Showing Up": https://bit.ly/2VKQRyl

+ Window Seat - Atlanta: https://bit.ly/2KlddB6

+ Yali's GoFundMe: https://bit.ly/2RRCg2X

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Apr 22, 2020
Jimmy Dean Freeman, Craig Thornley | BYP 052
02:48:19

Coach, Speaker, Ultrastud and good friend Jimmy Dean Freeman (20:30) finally joins me on the pod to discuss how he's coping with the pandemic, how to maintain positive thinking, some 100-mile war stories...and that time he was instrumental in me going on a dating show? Also, we have Western States Race Director Craig Thornley (6:39) preceding the conversation to talk about the recent cancellation for just the second time in the race's history. 

+ From Squaw to Auburn: https://bit.ly/3azIziW

+ Soil and Oak: https://bit.ly/3bS60Ez

+ Quarantine Backyard Ultra: https://bit.ly/2w7Pn8y

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Apr 01, 2020
Eric Schranz, Justin Grunewald | BYP 051
02:27:30

Past guest Justin Grunewald put on his doctor hat for an update on Covid-19 and its affect on the medical front (7:06). Then a long form conversation with Ultrarunner Podcast host Eric Schranz (22:47) to do a deep dive on ultrarunning, Western States, elite women's influence on the younger generation...and much more!

+ Gunhild's WS Finish: https://bit.ly/2J8OtLG

+ Ladia/Sunny at Broken Arrow: https://bit.ly/2J9iU4q

+ Rainn Wilson + Billie Eilish: https://bit.ly/2JjyYRv

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Mar 22, 2020
Tim Tollefson, Corrine Malcolm, Christine Godfrey | BYP 050
01:44:40

Brought on several guests (remotely) to chat running and Covid-19. First a conversation with Italy resident Christine Godfrey, race organizer for Sciacce Trail racing (6:14) for a "boots on the ground" report of the country. Then a conversation with elite runner Corrine Malcolm (23:36) about her excellent article posted on iRunFar about the Coronavirus. And finally, my chat with Pioneer Spirit 50-Mile champion Tim Tollefson (47:19) about his win and race mindset. 

+ Corrine's iRunFar Covid-19 article: https://bit.ly/33nFUpR

+ Prana Lens: https://www.pranalens.com/

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Mar 17, 2020
The Impact of the Coronavirus on Running and Racing with Mario Fraioli and Jason Koop | BYP 049
43:39

In lieu of the global news events in the last 24 hours surrounding the Covid-19 aka the Coronavirus, we invited Coach Jason Koop alongside Mario Fraioli for our weekly show to talk about the virus and the impact it's having on running and sporting events around the world.

The Weekly Rundown is typically a Patreon exclusive podcast for the supporters of Mario Fraioli and myself.  

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Mar 13, 2020
2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Preview on the Weekly Rundown with Mario Fraioli | BYP 048
01:00:04

The Weekly Rundown is a Patreon exclusive podcast for our supporters and on our latest episode, Mario Fraioli and I break down the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials field - both the men and women, who the favorites/darkhorses are and our - really *my* - picks to make the top-3 Americans to punch their tickets to the Toyko Olympics. 

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Feb 27, 2020
Justin Grunewald & Amanda Basham | BYP 047
01:41:35

From Hawaii, I sat down with Justin Grunewald and Amanda Basham for a long form conversation about life, love and hope. We get into many topics both big and small, in particular what life has been like after the passing of his wife Gabe Grunewald, both of their FKT runs on the Kalalau Trail and much more. 

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Feb 19, 2020
For Kobe & Gianna Bryant | BYP 046
30:17

My thoughts on the sudden passing of a great LA sports icon & hero in Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter, Gianna Bryant. 

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Jan 27, 2020
Courtney Dauwalter, Mario Mendoza, 2020 Goals | BYP 045
01:14:51

First show of 2020! I launch into a state of the show and plans for the first part of the New Year before I bring on ultrarunners Mario Mendoza and Courtney Dauwalter via phone. We chat about Mario's recent 50K treadmill record effort and what he was running for. And then we check in on 2019 Ultrarunner of the Year Courtney Dauwalter to reflect on the past year and what she's looking forward to in 2020.

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Jan 17, 2020
The Weekly Rundown with Mario Fraioli | BYP 044
01:30:09

The Weekly Rundown is typically a Patreon exclusive podcast for your our supporters and on our latest episode, Mario Fraioli and I recap performances of the year from 2019, what we learned from our brief social media detox, Jim Walmsley's incredible past few weeks of training, our plans for 2020 and much more!

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Jan 01, 2020
Gilbert Tuhabonye (Live from Austin, TX) | BYP 043
01:27:42

Had the honor of speaking with genocide survivor Gilbert Tuhabonye as he recounts his story of growing up in Burundi, Africa during tribal warfare between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes. We also touch upon his recovery, running and much more. Thanks to The Loop Running Supply for hosting!

:: Podcast Video

:: Gilbert's TEDx talk https://youtu.be/kie6ArWL8Ug

:: "This Truth in my Heart" https://amzn.to/36iT7jN

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Dec 09, 2019
Call Out Show #2 | BYP 042
01:22:34

We're back! And this time, we chat once again with YOU on my second ever "call out" show. I catch you guys up on what's been going on the past few weeks, juggling personal content vs work content and much much more.

:: Podcast Video https://youtu.be/xFjg_JfIPNQ

:: Live Podcast w/ Gilbert Tuhabonye https://bit.ly/2DGezmJ

:: Strava: Becoming a Marathoner https://youtu.be/xbaJY15Wodo

:: Kirk vs. Gorn https://youtu.be/4SK0cUNMnMM

:: The Godfather: Missed Punch https://youtu.be/0gxZXH9iAYQ

:: Lake Sonoma 50 http://www.lakesonoma50.com/index.html

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Dec 02, 2019
Jason Koop | BYP 041
01:52:07

What's it like to run 200+ miles while climbing over 80,000 feet in the mountains of Italy? We find out as I sat down with ultra running coach and endurance athlete Jason Koop for an in depth conversation about the brutal and beautiful Tor de Geants in the Aosta Valley of Italy. We also talk doping and Alberto Salazar/Nike Oregon Project, who he'd put on his Mount Rushmore of ultrarunning and much much more.

:: Our Video Conversation https://youtu.be/pQbYC1lfwHw

:: Training Essentials for Ultrarunning https://amzn.to/325dWh5 

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Oct 10, 2019
Lucy Bartholomew | BYP 040
01:34:02

Lucy Bartholomew is a 23-year old ultrarunning phenom out of Australia who started her journey when she was just 16-years of age. In our conversation we talk about her rise in the ranks of ultramarathons, her wanderlust spirit, how she manages to avoid overtraining and overracing...and much more!

:: Our Video Conversation https://bit.ly/2mnuNf8

:: Man Punches Kangaroo https://bit.ly/2g2RD7H

:: Lucy and the Western States 100 https://bit.ly/2mntxIT

:: A Day in the Mountains https://bit.ly/2kQFFl6

 

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Sep 18, 2019
The Weekly Rundown with Mario Fraioli and Special Guest Jason Koop | BYP 039
47:01

"The Weekly Rundown" is typically a Patreon only podcast for supporters, but on the heels of one of the biggest ultra race that is UTMB, my co-host Mario Fraioli and I brought on Jason Koop to dissect what went right and wrong in the race for US competitors, both on the men and women's side, the very impressive live media coverage and much more. 

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Sep 03, 2019
The Weekly Rundown with Mario Fraioli and Special Guests Dylan Bowman & Corrine Malcolm | BYP 038
01:02:41

"The Weekly Rundown" is typically a Patreon only podcast for supporters, but being that we are on the eve of one of the biggest ultra race that is UTMB, we brought on two very special guests in Corrine Malcolm and Dylan Bowman to break down the elite field, both on the men and women's side.

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Aug 29, 2019
Rich Roll | BYP 037
02:20:29

Rich Roll is the host of the popular "The Rich Roll Podcast", the bestselling author of his personal memoir "Finding Ultra", a plant-based wellness advocate/athlete and much more. Today we sit down to discuss his podcast/endurance journey and to promote his upcoming live event.  

:: Tickets for the Sept. 27th Live Event https://bit.ly/2KxMClk

:: Woolsey Fire https://youtu.be/hWyeJg-sQdY

:: RRP w/ David Goggins https://youtu.be/bIacYjZHcs4

:: RRP w/ Kilian Jornet https://youtu.be/W3fc5QOWexc

:: Kanye's Sunday Service https://youtu.be/BgMbcdp9CVM

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Aug 18, 2019
Justin Grunewald | BYP 036
01:29:51

Today, we welcome Justin Grunewald as we share an important conversation about life, loss and love as the husband of the late and great Gabe Grunewald. 

:: Brave Like Gabe https://bravelikegabe.org/

:: Hope: The Gabe Grunewald Story https://youtu.be/7YGH-uDYC4Y

:: Gabe https://youtu.be/fEcKYPMaPus

:: The National's dedication to Gabe https://youtu.be/F0YAjgI-JB4

:: "City Slickers" The One Thing https://youtu.be/PunAKEccqyU

:: Stuart Scott at the ESPYs https://youtu.be/4TdF07xO-eo

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Aug 06, 2019
Western States Recap with Jim Walmsley, Brittany Peterson, Mac McIntosh, Michael Chamoun | BYP 035
02:11:11

A conversation with 2 elite athletes (Jim Walmsley, Brittany Peterson) and 2 age groupers (Mac McIntosh, Michael Chamoun) recapping their days at the 2019 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. 

Jim Walmsley 14:09:28 (Course Record)

Brittany Peterson 17:34:29 (2nd Place Female)

Mac McIntosh 25:49:57

Michael Chamoun 23:54:35

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Jul 05, 2019
The Western States 100 with Courtney Dauwalter, Corrine Malcolm, Meghan Laws | BYP 034
36:26

The story of 2018 Western States 100 featuring athletes Courtney Dauwalter, Corrine Malcolm and Meghan Laws. Follow their stories throughout the day as they face one of the deepest fields ever assembled on one of the most legendary and iconic ultramarathons in the world.

Additional Contributors: Magdalena Boulet, Dylan Bowman, John Trent, John Medinger

Camera/Mic Assistant: Adam Mahboubi

Music By: Rob Riccardo

Jun 13, 2019
John Medinger & Lisa Henson | BYP 033
01:52:06

Such a pleasure sitting down with Western States President and ultra legends "Tropical" John Medinger and his wife Lisa Henson. A fixture on the American ultrarunning scene since the 80s and 90s, the former Lake Sonoma 50 race directors reflect on ultrarunning past, present and future and what life holds after retirement. Listen in!

:: Gunhild's Epic WS Finish https://youtu.be/QqKinAETu8E

:: Window Seat Healdsburg 2017 https://youtu.be/Fx3u8q8qZj4?t=229

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Apr 24, 2019
Joe Gray | BYP 032
01:36:22

Excited to bring on US/World Mountain Running champ and food aficionado Joe Gray to chat all about his sport, future involvement in ultra running, how he discovered the sport of distance and mountain running, pop culture, MMA/boxing, politics, music and much more!

:: Joe Gray Mt Washington https://youtu.be/kPNQ27tdRQ8

:: Colorado Window Seat https://youtu.be/zkCdwROWBkk

:: Defiant Ones (Trailer) https://youtu.be/wP7b8xaWmG0

:: Joe Gray on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/joegeezi/

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Apr 03, 2019
Cameron Hanes & Courtney Dauwalter | BYP 031
01:39:31

On an adventure trip to the Grand Canyon, I had the privilege of sitting down with noted hunter/ultrarunner Cameron Hanes and elite ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter for a conversation about their Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim adventure in The Canyon (44 miles), about his background in bowhunting and much, much more!

:: Lift/Run/Shoot https://youtu.be/vv-yqq2pwOo

:: Who We Are https://youtu.be/fL3gCr2Jr0U

:: Stand By Me https://youtu.be/Us-TVg40ExM

:: Alex Honnold https://youtu.be/R7qSiEKntQA

:: The Tribute https://youtu.be/W09-ShZzuh4

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Mar 18, 2019
Ellie & Tyler Fox | BYP 030
01:41:59

Today we welcome young rising ultrarunners and recent newlyweds Ellie and Tyler Fox on to the show. If you are unfamiliar with them, a few months ago they decided to eschew a conventional life in favor of life on the road living out of their van and their two pets.     

:: #VanLife https://bit.ly/2XnMfOu

:: Ellie Fox https://www.instagram.com/ellieb.runs/

:: Tyler Fox https://www.instagram.com/shuffling_for_snacks/

:: LEADMAN: The Dave Mackey Story https://youtu.be/D5zti8iBbRI

 

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Feb 28, 2019
Jason Koop | BYP 029
01:27:48

We try something new with today's episode with CTS and ultrarunning coach Jason Koop - we involve you by taking your calls and answering your training questions!   

:: Jason Koop's Rice Balls https://youtu.be/VKDG2_Usc1Q

:: Dean Karnazes 50/50 https://bit.ly/2BwBboW

:: Seinfeld "Tennis Coach" https://youtu.be/KDRImgMxNQg

:: Tim Ferriss and LeBron James https://apple.co/2jYYJYM

:: Bill Dooper "The Ultimate Fan" https://youtu.be/OF8ZdwpnTLQ

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Feb 13, 2019
Jamil Coury | BYP 028
02:18:34

Today I sit down with Jamil Coury - race director of Aravaipa Running, a Salomon athlete, a restauranteur and content creator. We chat over his growing up in Phoenix, how he found ultrarunning, how being a father shifted his priorities, some of the pressures and pitfalls of being a content creator...and much more! We also have a phone chat with Zach Bitter about being a fat-adapted athlete and I end the show with a few words about Nathan Sexton who tragically lost his battle with brain cancer.  

:: The Year the Barkley Won https://youtu.be/dRpEE-82bWc

:: Chasing Walmsley https://youtu.be/T_rDA-7E_ys

:: Alexis Berg's Barkley Film https://bit.ly/2I6UF4B

:: Desert Solstice https://youtu.be/gcD9Jo_FAVI

:: "Fight Like Nate" https://youtu.be/BHyJe1GQ3ns

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Jan 30, 2019
Call Out Show: 2019 Goals | BYP 027
01:01:28

First show of 2019 where the host Billy Yang chats direct and on-air with the audience about goal setting, big races and answering questions. Among the topics covered: training for a race at altitude, Western States 100, coming back from injury, racing in Wales and much more. 

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Jan 14, 2019
Chris and Alicia Vargo | BYP 026
01:41:11

Chris and Alicia Vargo's journeys before their paths converged in Flagstaff were filled with pain and heart break. For Chris, it was a past riddled with addiction and health complications. And for Alicia (formerly Craig/Shay) - an ideal marriage and optimism for the future took a turn one fateful morning at the 2007 Olympic Marathon Trials when her husband at the time, Ryan Shay collapsed and died early in the race. Hear their tales from the past and how they found love and happiness in the wake of tragedy and loss.  

:: Shay Hostel https://youtu.be/3vRGuKQctmw

:: "6 Gifts" https://vimeo.com/ondemand/6gifts/291391549

:: Alicia Shay Coaching http://www.aliciashaycoaching.com/

:: "Pure Heart" by Runners World https://bit.ly/2UXGbLq

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Dec 21, 2018
Andy Jones-Wilkins | BYP 025
01:25:15

Andy Jones-Wilkins a multiple top 10 Western States 100 finisher sat down with me this past June to talk about his love of that iconic race, overtraining and burnout symptoms that have plagued some in this sport and a host of other topics. 

:: AJW's Western States Speech https://youtu.be/ocTauMGJD-Y

:: CTS Coaching Service https://bit.ly/2QAg3a9

:: iRunFar Taproom https://bit.ly/2RJfjww

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Dec 05, 2018
Timothy Olson | BYP 024
01:58:03

Timothy Olson, the two-time Western States 100 champion sat down with me in Boulder, CO to talk all about his history in the sport, overcoming a drug-fueled past, dealing with overtraining and much more. 

:: The Olson's Love Story https://bit.ly/2ySOVs6

:: Run Mindful Retreats https://adventuremindful.com/

:: Munchies https://youtu.be/96VZFklUM_Q

:: The Unknown https://youtu.be/d7iwV1vr5_8

:: 2012 WS: https://youtu.be/t5Peu1GkCg0

:: 2013 WS: https://youtu.be/6Xwe2Hx3Y4c

:: 2018 UTMB https://youtu.be/IKFQyFdVNKw

:: Curiosity https://youtu.be/GNWkehVuO84

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Oct 22, 2018
Courtney Dauwalter | BYP 023
01:26:33

Sitting down with the incomparable Courtney Dauwalter, winner of the latest Tahoe 200 Mile Race - almost winning outright. She was the runner-up 2017 Ultrarunner of the Year, the 2018 Western States champion, has the 24 hour American record for running around a track (155 miles) and so much more on her list of accolades. 

:: Meeting Courtney at SOB100K https://bit.ly/2DAepjt

:: Courtney on Joe Rogan https://youtu.be/V8DfjXnIk6c

:: 4-7-8 Breathing Technique: https://youtu.be/gz4G31LGyog

:: Clear Care (do NOT buy this) https://amzn.to/2QZ0tlH

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Sep 26, 2018
YiOu Wang | BYP 022
01:59:48

My conversation with ultrarunner YiOu Wang after her 10-month trip around the world and the stories and perspective she gained as a result. 

:: YiOu on ESPNw https://es.pn/2DiU7uM

:: Louis CK on Airplanes https://youtu.be/zbCoe3vIskA?t=233

:: Where's YiOu? https://wheresyiou.com/

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Sep 20, 2018
Tim Tollefson & Zach Miller (Live) | BYP 021
01:18:48

My live conversation with UTMB elite runners Tim Tollefson and Zach Miller from Chamonix. A shakeout run and breakfast/live podcast hosted by BUFF and GU where we discuss the race and much more. 

:: "ZACH | Trailer" https://youtu.be/Q9UV9Ji4yxM

:: "MONT BLANC" https://youtu.be/wUpRzyUrrlw

:: "Miller vs. Hawks" https://youtu.be/7DCR03UDggA

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Aug 31, 2018
Rob Krar | BYP 020
01:29:36

My conversation with Rob Krar: a deep dive into his struggles with mental health and depression, stories from coming up in the sport of ultrarunning and much, much more. 

:: "Depressions" https://vimeo.com/105194950

:: Rob Krar Camp https://robkrar.com/camps/

:: Rob Krar on Strava https://www.strava.com/pros/4658463

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Aug 18, 2018
Dean Leslie | BYP 019
01:46:22

My conversation with Dean Leslie: filmmaker/cinematographer best known for his work with Salomon/Red Bull. We chat all about how he got started and the creative process.

:: Wandering Fever http://www.wanderingfever.com/

:: "Trail Dog" https://youtu.be/05sUhlxFBk0

:: "Out in the Sierra" https://youtu.be/vRmNROEZvMQ

:: "The Ultimate Fan" https://youtu.be/OF8ZdwpnTLQ

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Jul 25, 2018
Joe Grant | BYP 018
01:36:00

In a phone conversation, I chat with mountain athlete Joe Grant about his recent unsupported FKT at the Nolan's 14. Hear the play by play of his journey and other mountain adventures.

:: Black Diamond Nolan's Write Up https://bit.ly/2JbhMec

:: The Cougar at Wonderland https://bit.ly/2m9o7Oq

:: Other Writings http://alpine-works.com/footnotes/

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Jul 10, 2018
Dominic & Katie Grossman | BYP 017
02:23:02

Hear what happens when a mountain obsessed couple decides to make full-time mountain life possible in the outskirts of LA basin, in a cabin at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Also how ultrarunning and pregnancy mix ...and more!

:: "The Choice" by Katie Grossman https://www.trailsisters.net/2018/01/18/the-choice/

:: Dominic's UTMB Proposal http://www.dominicgrossman.com/2015/09/utmb-170k.html

:: Dominic's 2013 AC100 Race https://youtu.be/aUPwfG5Q9zo

:: Katie's Blog http://breakingexcellent.blogspot.com/

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Jul 01, 2018
Jim Walmsley & Timothy Olson | BYP 016
01:15:57

In the wake of Jim Walmsley's course record win at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, we talk to both he and former course record holder Timothy Olson via phone about their respective record breaking days ...and more!

:: Jim's WS Finish https://youtu.be/AuaTibLXHSo

:: Timothy's WS Day https://youtu.be/t5Peu1GkCg0

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Jun 27, 2018
Zach Miller | BYP 015
02:13:38

Zach Miller, a professional ultramarathoner and The North Face athlete joins me today to talk about his upbringing, what drives his engine, life at 10,000 feet living at Barr Camp ...and more!

:: MONT BLANC https://youtu.be/wUpRzyUrrlw

:: Zach Chasing Dakota https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4imH_5fjT0&feature=youtu.be&t=6493

:: Zach at Penyalagosa/Trail Championship https://youtu.be/cQqx7VmsbuE

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Jun 08, 2018
Christopher McDougall | BYP 014
01:46:16

Christopher McDougall, journalist and author of the best-selling book "Born to Run" that sparked a movement in minimalist running joins me to speak candidly about the both the popularity and early struggles of the book, the latest news on the movie, his next projects ...and more!

:: The Daily Show Interview http://www.cc.com/video-clips/re7vx8/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-christopher-mcdougall

:: Christopher McDougall's Website http://www.chrismcdougall.com/

:: Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisMcDougall

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May 25, 2018
Clare Gallagher | BYP 013
01:57:37

Clare Gallagher, an accomplished ultrarunner and outdoor activist joins me to speak candidly about life prior to ultrarunning, outdoor activism, some of her memorable races in her relatively short time as a trail runner ...and more!

:: Clare Gallagher's Website https://claregallagherruns.wordpress.com/

:: "Messengers" https://vimeo.com/253329792

:: "Changing Course" https://youtu.be/IdeaKaG92MY

:: "Lunch with Clare Gallagher" https://youtu.be/aGBFLM4hPfg

 

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May 16, 2018
Scott Jurek | BYP 012
01:13:20

Scott Jurek, arguably the greatest American male ultrarunner of all time joins me on the show today to talk all things "North" - his through hike on the famed Appalachian Trail, his career in ultrarunning, Dean Karnazes, "Born to Run"...and more!

:: Scott Jurek's website http://www.scottjurek.com/

:: Scott at the finish of the AT https://youtu.be/Vog3AjgzQLY

:: Scott Jurek/Jim Walmsley https://www.instagram.com/p/BHI218sgNZ4/

:: Distance of Truth trailer https://youtu.be/5o20UMt_6hw

 

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May 03, 2018
Guillaume Calmettes | BYP 011
01:19:42

If there is one throughline in the arc of 33-year old Guillaume Calmettes' life is that his pursuits are not done at half-speed. From his former life as a skydiver to his academic achievements to his now ultrarunning career, Guillaume has always sought to live out his potential in all endeavors. His greatest challenge awaits as he gets ready to toe the line at the infamous Barkley Marathon. 

:: Katie Grossman's Ultrarunning Magazine article on Big Dog: https://ultrarunning.com/featured/one-more-hour-guillaume-calmettes-245-832-miles-at-big-dog-backyard-ultra/

:: Big Dog Ultra Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/1246374847

:: Last Big Barkley Workout on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/1445828953

:: Guillaume's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gcalmettes/

:: Girlfriend Pauline's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pauline_baking/

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Mar 21, 2018
Michele Graglia | BYP 010
02:00:07

From international male model to a professional ultrarunner: Michele Graglia seemingly had it all. A glitzy lifestyle of modeling, surrounded by beautiful people, drugs and alcohol...until one day coming to the realization that he was empty inside lacking purpose and connection. After discovering Dean Karnazes' book "Ultramarathon Man", Michele finally found his purpose in the world, running 100+ mile events from the Yukon to Death Valley. Listen as he shares his very unique journey from his humble beginnings in Italy to becoming a highly sought after model to now running long distances all over the world. 

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+ Michele's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mickeygraglia/

+ Keys 100: https://youtu.be/QWhjqT02DPk

+ Michele's LA to Vegas Run: https://youtu.be/zZNDECDP2b4
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Mar 09, 2018
Ann Trason | BYP 009
01:51:26

Join in on this conversation with Ann Trason, one of the greatest ultrarunners of all time. A 14-time winner at the historic Western States 100 who has also won Comrades Marathon twice, and still own's the women's course record at the Leadville 100. Featured in the bestselling book "Born to Run", Ann discusses some of her recent travels, how she's managed to remain a participant in the sport despite various injury and illness, and her thoughts on how she was depicted in the now famous running book. 

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> 15 Hours: https://youtu.be/ZszWslBd6qA

> 2013 WS Veteran Panel: https://youtu.be/eluvq_hnyws?t=495

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Feb 20, 2018
T.K. Pillan | BYP 008
01:50:51

What happens when health conscious guys with tech and investment banking backgrounds decide to come to together to form a business? Why a vegan fast food restaurant of course! Today we sit down with TK Pillan, an entrepreneur with a tech background who decided to fill a need by providing delicious, convenient, vegan dishes by opening Veggie Grill. Follow his journey from his dot com days to restauranteur and now as VC at Power Plant Ventures.

> Veggie Grill: https://www.veggiegrill.com/

> "Mad Cow" Video Spot: https://vimeo.com/32795478

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Feb 11, 2018
Topher Gaylord | BYP 007
01:44:08

Topher Gaylord is many things: a storyteller, an avid traveler, a successful business man in the outdoor space and an incredible athlete in his own right. We discuss how he broke into the outdoor space, how his friendship with the "Ultramarathon Man" Dean Karnazes influenced his decision to become a distance runner and some of his keys to living a fruitful and empowered life.

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Jan 26, 2018
Rory Bosio | BYP 006
01:22:44

Rory Bosio is a mountain athlete for The North Face, specifically a mountain-ultra-trail runner from the Tahoe area in Northern California. She also spends her time as a Pediatric ICU nurse when she's not in the mountains or traveling somewhere for an international race. She was featured in a reality show called "Boundless" for the Esquire Network.  

>"Curiosity": https://youtu.be/GNWkehVuO84

>Rory Bosio on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rorybosio/

>"Boundless" clip: https://youtu.be/E9Rp-Gx6SG8

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Jan 02, 2018
Jean-Paul Bosnoyan | BYP 005
01:01:57

Jean-Paul "Mufasa" Bosnoyan (previously fighting under "Lebosnoyani") is a rising young talent in Mixed Martial Arts circles.  Although only 18-years old, he has many years of MMA experience thanks to his father's early and continuous tutelage. At 6-0 so far in his amateur experience, he hopes to take professional MMA by storm one day.

>Jean-Paul's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mufasamma/

>Elijah Larkin Fight: https://youtu.be/DnWbRkHrcAs

>Jean-Paul as an 11-Year Old: https://youtu.be/055WS8ds6jA

>Jean-Paul MMA: https://youtu.be/CUBuRdoginw

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Dec 13, 2017
Mark Gainey | BYP 004
52:59

Mark Gainey, the co-founder and chairman for Strava, Inc. joins me to discuss his journey into becoming a successful entrepreneur and the unfortunate personal events that pushed him to reevaluate his perspective on career and life. 

>Strava: https://www.strava.com/

>Winning Just By Starting: https://youtu.be/CJFoixp0EmE 

 

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Nov 30, 2017
Magdalena Boulet | BYP 003
01:07:27

In this episode, Olympian and Western States winner Magdalena Boulet shares her incredible story about being a Polish immigrant, running for the United States in the Olympics, becoming an American Citizen on September 11th and much more. 

>Life In A Day: https://youtu.be/kYgcTJBLwsU

>15 Hours: https://youtu.be/65t6HHk-zec

>Olympic Trials: https://youtu.be/1RMznvCQGo8

>David Torrence: https://youtu.be/shBhEFHUqos

 

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Nov 22, 2017
Tim Tollefson | BYP 002
01:22:05

Tim Tollefson based out of Mammoth Lakes, CA stumbled into the mountain ultra trail scene in 2014 after a couple of frustrating years on the road marathon circuit and hasn't looked back since. His ever growing resume includes many top ultra finishes including being the top American at the past two UTMB's. 

During our discussion we talk:

> story of Nike Trail Team

> the business side of being a professional mountain athlete

> losing his friend Gabe Proctor to depression

> ...and much much more

Mont Blanc: https://youtu.be/wUpRzyUrrlw

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Nov 15, 2017
Anton Krupicka | BYP 001
56:10

First episode! Pleased to announce the Billy Yang Podcast and bring on ultrarunner and mountain athlete, Anton Krupicka out of Boulder, CO. We have an in-depth conversation on:

>How running injuries have opened up other sports and activities

>Racing with Kilian Jornet

>Where he is with running

>The "bromance" with Joe Grant

>The overblown romanticism of "van life"

>Nolan's 14 attempt

...and much, much more. Delighted and pleased to have Anton on as my first guest and to you for lending me your ear(s). 

Long's Peak Triathlon: https://youtu.be/s4qEbfP2Zgs

Grand Traverse with Kilian: https://youtu.be/Z_Z1-smRsoU

15 Hours with Anton: https://youtu.be/GxvenwE6qGg

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Nov 08, 2017