The Mile 99 Interview

The Mile 99 Interview

The Mile 99 Interview podcast is here to support runners and athletes in Northern CA. A place to keep the community in touch and share stories.

Jan. 21, 2022

Episode 56 - Donner Relief Expedition

After the seven survivors of the Forlorn Hope Party broke through to Johnson Ranch on January 18th, 1847 after a harrowing 33-day trek where 8 members perished, relief parties were mustered to try and retrieve the remaining s...

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Jan. 7, 2022

Episode 55 - 2022 New Year Resolutions

The Mile 99 Crew took a much-needed break but is ready for 2022! Take a listen as Jessica, Greg, and Mike talk about their New Year Resolutions and find out what this new year may hold. What do you have planned for this next...

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Dec. 17, 2021

Episode 54 - David Lateano & Hassan Aboukhadijeh

As we head into the time of year for resolutions, we couldn't think of better people to chat with than David and Hassan. You have seen them put together giant group runs, splash in puddles, smile A LOT, and lead with the mott...

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Dec. 4, 2021

Episode 53 - Live at the Aid Station - Western States Lottery Week

Join the Mile 99 crew live at The Aid Station, Trails and Ales in Auburn, CA for a Celebration of Statemas, Western States Lottery Week 2021. Auburn is vibrating with excitement for the 2022 Western States Endurance Run 2022 ...

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Nov. 12, 2021

Episode 52 - Troy Meadows - The Lost Coast FKT

Troy Meadows is a great human who faces big challenges and sticks around to tell the tale. We would love for you all to hear what he has done and what the future holds. He is a wealth of information. From all things Lost Coas...

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Nov. 9, 2021

Episode 51 - Beer on the Run Collab with Clint Welch and Jack Rosenfeld

Join us for Part 2 of the Beer on the Run/Mile 99 Collab where we sit down and share a few beers with Clint Welch and Jack Rosenfeld from the Beer on the Run Podcast. A podcast about beer, running, and sometimes both. If yo...

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About the Hosts

Mike Turner


Mike grew up in Texas where he enjoyed freestyle bike riding and backyard half-pipes. There were years that Mike was not very active, but in his 30's when his two daughters were ages six and nine years old, he decided to start hiking and backpacking. This was when he was first introduced to the North Fork of the American River and started to enjoy running. Like all runners in the beginning, he started off with low mileage and slowly increased to run his first marathon in 2016, "The Muir Woods Trail Marathon." From there he went on to run the "Overlook 50k," "Ruck-a-Chuck 50K, "Canyons 100K" the "SLO 50 miler," and "Castle Peak 100K."

In 2017, he ran his first 100 miler, "Rio Del Lago." Mike has completed six 100-mile races to date. Next up, he plans to get revenge on the "Cocodona 250" held in Arizona that handed him his first DNF in 2021.

Greg Larkin


Greg has been an endurance athlete since the early 1980s when he first picked up a road bike and proceeded to spend decades racing and training all over his native New England, eventually gaining the rank of Category 2.

As an offshoot of hiking the White Mountains over the years, he eventually discovered trail running on the rocky, rooty and technical trails of New Hampshire. Moving to Northern California in 2014 completed the transition to his new sport with the rich history and community of trail running in the area.

Jessica Harris


Jess grew up in Roseville, CA. By the age of 8 years, she was running with her elementary school. This progressed through middle school and high school.

She specialized and favored short distances like the 200mm and 400m but soon graduated to the 800m in college. Cross country running was always used to stay in shape but never a passion.

After the birth of her second child, she got into trail running. Her first trail race was in 2015. It was then that she realizes the community that surrounded trail running was like no other. She has had two more kids since then, raising them between aid stations from 50k-100k.