Ben Calabretta Wants Running To Be Attainable For The Masses

Today I’m going a few easy miles with Altra Ambassador and former running coach, Ben Calabretta.

Ben Calabretta and His Kids

Ben Calabretta and His Kids

He is passionate about getting people of all ages and abilities excited about running.

Family Ties

Ben reluctantly got talked into running his first half marathon by his wife.

The running bug bit him, but shortly after the addition of kids, his training took a backseat to life.

The loss of his sister to cancer was a wake-up call to get back to what he loved and to take better care of himself.

His audacious objective to attain a Boston Qualifier was finally realized this past year.

He reached his goal by working slowly towards it and being patient.

This Episode Is Sponsored By: Altra


“Until You Get Out There, You Don’t Know What You’re Capable Of.”

While a BQ was Ben’s personal desire, his ultimate goal is to get people out running that think it’s unattainable.

He is familiar with those people because he never thought he could be a runner.

Running offers each person the ability to surprise oneself daily with what they’re capable of.

Anyone can find time to run and has to start small.

The running community continues to give back to Ben and exposes him to new things and people.

Ben Calabretta

Ben Calabretta Repping Altra and the Eugene Marathon

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