March 2, 2023

Episode 89 - Way Too Cool 50k Pre-Race Briefing

Frog cupcakes, prizes, and mud!!! We are talking Way Too Cool 50k, of course. To help you stay on course on race day, we get down to the nitty gritty with Race Director Julie Fingar. Julie is the owner of …

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Jan. 28, 2023

Live At The Bar - Oregon Bar with Greg Larkin

Welcome to a new series from The Mile 99 Interview called “Live at the Bar”. At the Bar, you say? Well, not the kind of bar you are thinking but the kind trail runners, hikers, and all the rest of …

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Dec. 17, 2022

Episode 84 - She Runs This Town - Michelle Hall & Samantha Fontaine

We are live at The Aid Station, Trails and Ales in Auburn, California to celebrate the end of 2022 with two awesome and inspiring women who Rock This Town, Michelle Hall and Samantha Fontaine. Both of these ladies are masters...

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Dec. 3, 2022

Episode 83 - Mo Bartley - Running for a Lifetime

We sat down with legendary ultrarunner (trail and road), coach and community builder Mo Bartley for a lively conversation with interesting stories, anecdotes, advice and observations from her storied running career. Join us f...

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Nov. 18, 2022

Episode 82 - Ken Crouse - Vietnam Mountain Marathon

In this episode we chat with Local Legend Ken Crouse. If you know Ken you know him as a quiet and unassuming kind of guy. He is always hanging out at some race in a temporary portable Ham Shack reporting …

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Nov. 5, 2022

Episode 81 - Scott Abbott and CIM

Scott Abbott, the Executive Director at Sacramento Running Association and the Race Director for CIM 2022 sat down with us to talk details about his career as a runner through high school and college, his transition to coachi...

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Oct. 21, 2022

Episode 80 - Bill "Billy Goat" Clements

In this episode, we chat with local legend Bill “Billy Goat” Clements. Bill has raced some of the country’s and world’s hardest races from Hard Rock to British Columbia's Fat Dog 120 to UTMB. Bill is also a paddleboard advent...

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Oct. 14, 2022

Episode 79 - Trail Work with Elke Reimer, Chaz Sheya, and Matt Brownl…

In Episode 79 we sit down with our favorite stewards Elke Reimer, Chaz Sheya, as well as the U.S. Forest Service's own Matt Brownlee. Matt is the Tahoe National Forest, American River District Trail Manager, volunteer coordin...

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Sept. 30, 2022

Episode 78 - Taylor Edwards - Bike Touring CA to Denali National Park

We sat down with our dear friend, trail runner, boxer, and long-distance bike rider Taylor Edwards. Hear about his epic 3,400-mile, 31-day bike touring journey from Newcastle, California to Denali National Park, Alaska to hon...

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Sept. 24, 2022

Episode 77 - LIVE! - The Rusty Nails and their UTMB PTL experience

The Rusty Nails team of Craig Thornley, Joe Steinmetz and Matt Keyes joined us for a live recording at The Auburn Aid Station in Auburn, CA, and we had a great time with them. In addition to learning about their …

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Sept. 16, 2022

Episode 76 - Katy Gifford and the Bighorn 100

Our community member Katy Gifford is a well-known fixture on the trails and in races all over Northern California. She joined us to talk all about her start in running, first on the road and then to the trails. She …

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Aug. 26, 2022

Episode 75 - Laura Matz

Join us as we sit down with our long time friend, accomplished train runner, dog mom to Emmy Lou, long time race volunteer, and volunteer coordinator for Western States Endurance Run, Laura Matz. Learn what drives her to push...

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Aug. 12, 2022

Episode 74 - Dr. Tonya Olson - Fixing Your Feet

You are just rolling into Michigan Bluff, mile 55.7, at the Western States Endurance Run. You are hot, sweaty, tired, sore, hungry, and on top of that your feet have been sweaty and wet for miles AND maceration has set …

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July 29, 2022

Episode 73 - Sierra Trailblazers - Rose Asquith, Alex Danner, & Anne …

We are hanging out with Sierra Trailblazers Club President Rose Asquith along with Alex Danner and Anne King. Learn how they got started as the Sierra Slow Pokes and transformed into the Sierra Trailblazers, the oldest runnin...

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July 13, 2022

Episode 72 - 2022 Tahoe Rim Trail 50M & 50K Race Briefing

The Tahoe Rim Endurance Runs are finally here and we are talking to George Ruiz and Angela Sullivan about the 50 Mile and 55 K race distances. There are a number of things that you need to know before you …

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July 9, 2022

Special Episode - 2022 Western States On the Spot Interviews

Your co-host Greg worked at the Duncan Canyon aid station at the 2022 Western States Endurance Run and wandered around before the runners arrived and talked to crew members and spectators to hear their expectations for the we...

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July 1, 2022

Episode 71 - 2022 Western States Endurance Run Wrap Up

The 49th Western States Endurance Run is in the books and what an event it was. This episode is a special tribute to all the runners, crew, pacers, volunteers, family and friends who made this magical weekend so special. We …

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June 18, 2022

Episode 70 - Western States update with Craig Thornley, Diana Fitzpat…

Craig, Diana and Topher were gracious enough to take time from their busy pre-race schedules with only 9 days before the start of the 2022 Western States Endurance Run. They joined us for an hour to give us all of …

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June 3, 2022

Episode 69 - Dave Hope - From 5k races to Western States

Our good friend and Foresthill trail runner Dave Hope joined us to talk about his start as a Stockton area speedster on the track and cross-country racing scene, to a missed opportunity in the Marine Corps, travels from Beliz...

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May 27, 2022

First 99 Gear Review - Sunbrella and Hoodies - A Cocodona Experience

My Cocodona Redemption was an experience in planning, preparation, and prevention. But it was also a net sum energy equation and using the energy in the system as efficiently as possible. That meant eating, drinking, moving, ...

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May 20, 2022

Episode 68 - Mike Turner - Cocadona Redemption

After his first ever DNF at the inaugural Cocadona 250 in 2021, Mike Turner, co-host of The Mile 99 Interview podcast and "Regular Guy Ultrarunner" stormed back into his training with a burning desire to fix what went wrong. ...

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