DrewTaddia

A three-kilometre fun run with his sons in 1981 was the catalyst for the then-out-of-shape, overweight John Stanton to realize he had to change his lifestyle. A food industry executive who smoked two packs of cigarettes a day, he began running secretly before dawn because he felt self-conscious about having his neighbours see "this chubby little guy" who could only run from lamp post to lamp post before having to take a walk break.

John went on to run over 60 marathons, hundreds of road races and numerous triathlons, including the Hawaiian World Championship Ironman competition. His pre-dawn runs would ultimately become John Stanton's 10:1 run/walk combination that has helped close to a million people do everything from learn to run to complete marathons, upright and smiling.

Show Notes:

  • part of Edmonton road runners
  • running with respect
  • no age limits to running
  • building a community 
  • benefits of running
  • nutrition and running - rewards vs fuelling your body
  • making time vs 'I don't have time'
  • methods and procedure in place
  • surround yourself with bright people
  • stay challenged

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