Scott Jurek

Ultrarunning legend Scott Jurek is the seven-time winner of the Western States 100, the two-time winner of The Badwater Ultramarathon and a New York Times Best Selling author. Scott sat down with me for a chat reflecting on his incredible career, how ultrarunning has evolved over the years, and all the ways ultrarunning is helping…

Deena Kastor

Deena Kastor is one of the true legends of American running and still holds US records for the marathon (2:19:36), the 15K (47:15) and the 8K (24:36). She started running at the age of 11 and took home the Olympic bronze medal in 2004 in Athens, won the 2005 Chicago Marathon, and the 2006 London…

Joe Delagrave

Joe Delagrave was playing football at Winona State back in 2004. He and some friends were out on the Mississippi River when their boat hit the bottom of the river and Joe was thrown from his chair and became a quadriplegic. We chat about his journey to a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympics in…

Talk Story: One Arm Willie Stewart

Time for another edition of Talk Story with Bob Babbitt. I’m sharing some of my favorite stories that I’ve collected from my years in the wonderful world of endurance sports. This week I share a story about One Arm Willie Stewart, and a memorable experience at the New York City Marathon. “I’m staggering along and all…

Brenda Martinez

It’s great that Brenda Martinez has a World Championship silver medal in 800 meters from 2013 in Moscow and was a 2016 Olympian at 1500 meters. But the real measure of this amazing woman is what she does to help young girls through the girls camps she created back in 2013. Giving back is incredibly…

Remembering Mike Plant

I was a PE teacher at a small private school in San Diego when I first met Mike Plant, the creator and founder of Running News which later became Running and Triathlon News. When I mentioned to him in the early 1980’s that I was putting on an Ironkids Triathlon at our school and that…

Daniel Romanchuk

Daniel Romanchuk is 20 years old and just became the youngest racing chair Boston Marathon champion and the first American champion in that division since the great Jim Knaub won his fifth title there way back in 1993. What did Daniel do to back up that performance? Win the London Marathon two weeks later.  …