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The Running for Real Podcast

Jun 25, 2022

Many people start running because they’re inspired - or tricked or persuaded - by a devoted runner who introduces them to the sport. Not so Mary Rice-Boothe. The chief access and equity officer of The Leadership Academy ran her first race, the New York City Half Marathon, at the request of her sister - who wasn’t even a runner herself!  She discovered how much she loved running while training for the race and it’s since become an important part of her routine, helping her to deal with the stress of an extremely demanding job, helping to create school systems that support students, especially minoritized students.

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Thank you to Legacy of Speed, Paceline, and InsideTracker for sponsoring this episode.

Check out the Pushkin Industries x Tracksmith new podcast, Legacy of Speed

When two Black sprinters raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympic Games, it shook the world. More than 50 years later, the ripple effects of their activism are still felt. In this new series from Pushkin Industries, get to know the runners who took a stand, and the coaches and mentors who helped make them fast enough — and brave enough — to change the world. Hosted by Malcolm Gladwell.

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"Thank you" to Mary.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.