On this week’s show, Canadian Running‘s editor Michael Doyle and staff writer Tim Huebsch chat with Bailey Haugan, who in 2015 completed the Canadian Death Race at the age of 16, one of the youngest-ever to complete the 125K course, considered one of the toughest in Canada, if not North America.
The race in Crowsnest Pass, Alta. features 5,181m of elevation change and includes a major river crossing. According to race organizers, 16 is the minimum age an athlete must be to participate in the Canadian Death Race. Haugan resides in Fort St. John, a town of 18,000 in northeastern British Columbia and is off to Trinity Western University next year. We talk to Haugan about her running family, training in small-town British Columbia and what it’s like to finish sixth among women at the CDR.
In the earlier of the two-segment episode, Doyle and Huebsch chat about the 2017 IAAF World Championships and whether it’s bringing new viewership to the sport.
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Michael recommends…the medium mid-week long run.
Tim recommends…Canadian hurdler Phylicia George’s YouTube channel as she posts videos on the regular about life as an Olympic athlete.