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The Shakeout Podcast: The “Queen of the Mountains” episode

A conversation with one of Canada's top ultramarathoners Alissa St Laurent ahead of the UTMB and a discussion about the new Netflix film, "Icarus"

Alissa St Laurent


On this week’s episode of the Shakeout Podcast, presented by Kronobar, Canadian Running editor Michael Doyle, web editor Sinead Mulhern and staff writer Tim Huebsch chat with Alissa St Laurent. The 33-year-old Albertan is running the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc on Sept. 1 and we chat with her about living in Chamonix, France for the past three weeks, her previous year of racing and her goals for the world’s most famous ultramarathon.

Alissa St Laurent
Alissa St Laurent keeping her tempo up at the Cascade Crest 100. Photo: Glenn Tachiyama.

Then, the Shakeout Podcast trio chat about Icarus, the Netflix film about the Russian doping scandal that marred the 2016 Rio Olympics. All three give the film a thumbs up.

RELATED: Alissa St Laurent hopes second time’s a charm at the 2017 UTMB.

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Tim recommends…swapping between two or three pairs of shoes to allow the cushioning to rebound. (Inspired by Casey Neistat’s tweet.)

Michael recommends…the Saucony Freedom ISO and super-simple mile repeats.

Sinead recommendsMalcolm Gladwell‘s “The Ketchup Conundrum.

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