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The Running for Real Podcast

Apr 29, 2022

Leandrew Belnavis describes himself as “not your typical runner. I am a larger, big-frame black man. I embrace being a larger body and an even larger personality.” That personality is ideal for his roles as the Community Manager (or as he describes it, “the camp counselor”) at Tracksmith and as the founder and co-captain of Boston’s Unnamed Run Crew. 

Just as he created Unnamed Run Crew to bring more people who look and sound like him into the running space, he hopes “to create the diversity that I want to see in Boston within Tracksmith.”

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Thank you to Tracksmith, InsideTracker, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode.

Tracksmith is a Boston-based company that truly cares about the quality of their running clothes. Running can be demanding on our clothes; they definitely go through wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers work with the finest materials and keep you in mind as a runner, with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can go here to check out my favorites!

Go here and use the code TINA15. You'll get free shipping and Tracksmith will donate 5%    of your purchase to Runners for Public Lands!


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