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Raevyn Rogers and Ajee' Wilson (Guests) - US 800m Stars

1 month ago

800m stars and good friends Raevyn Rogers and Ajee' Wilson are our special guests (separate interviews). Raevyn joins us at the start to talk about her stellar 2021 season which left her with the Olympics bronze medal and #4 fastest time by an American. After the Olympics Raevyn was honored at the Houston Texans game, her high school, and she had 25th birthday bash where one of those in attendance was Ajee' Wilson.

Ajee' was the standard bearer at 800 in the US for the latter half of the last decade winning 2 World Championships medals and setting the now broken American record. She joins the pod @ 45:44 (show notes below).

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Show notes:

  • 1:37 Raevyn Rogers: Post Olympic celebrations, her 25th birthday, and lead-up to the Olympics
  • 12:33 2020 Olympics
  • 21:00 Thoughts on Athing Mu
  • 24:10 Raevyn's start in running, running 2:06 and 53 as a 12 year old. What's the longest run of her life?
  • 31:22 Leaving Ajee Wilson's group (Derek Thompson) to move back west and join Pete Julian
  • 35:54 Tips for other runners
  • 43:28 Ajee' Wilson
  • What happened in 2021
  • 45:44 Ajee' on Athing
  • 47:10 Plans for 2022
  • 51:12 Thorne Better Health campaign
  • 53:10 2022 Indoor season
  • 54:53 Training outdoors in the winter. Is she tougher than everyone else?

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