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Andre Kajlich, 2012 Paratriathlete of the Year

Andre Kajlich Won’t Let the Loss of His Legs Keep Him Down


Andre Kajlich is a pretty amazing athlete, but an even more incredible person.

Since losing both of his legs in an accident in the Czech Republic in 2003, he has become one of the top paratriathletes in the world, and is always looking for ways to push himself to doing bigger and better things.

Andre Kajlich, 2012 Paratriathlete of the Year

Andre Kajlich

 

We covered some ground talking about some of the races/events he’s already completed (which are pretty amazing), some of the possibilities he’s considering for the future, and the process of coming to grips with his injury while not letting it prevent him from continuing to do amazing things. Here are some of the highlights from our chat:

  • Tackling the RAAM (Race Across America) bike race this summer
  • Completing 2 UltraMan Events in 2014
  • The possibility of running the LA Marathon, keep going across the country, and finish by running Boston
  • The process of recovering from and continuing to live a full life after his injury
  • Post injury, his first foray into fitness was to get in the water and start swimming
  • Once he got a taste for triathlons, the rest has been history
  • Going to Brazil for a 135 mile ultramarathon

Connect with Andre by visiting his website or find him on Facebook and Twitter.


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Martin Parnell Interview on the Diz Runs With Podcast

Martin Parnell Takes on Huge Quests in Order to Give Back


Martin Parnell understands that the key to making a difference in the world is to simply begin taking action. While on a 12,000 km bike trip through Africa, he was exposed to an organization that would change his life forever.

Martin Parnell Interview on the Diz Runs With Podcast

Martin Parnell

Since learning about Right to Play, and seeing the work that they do, Martin has championed the cause of spreading their message and raising funds to help grow their impact by embarking upon a series of quests that are mind-blowing in scope.

We talked about his past quests, future plans, and how sibling rivalry got him started as a runner during our chat. Read more

In Running and in Life, the Little Things Really Matter

Quick Tip–The Importance of Doing the Little Things

The 10,000 foot view of running is pretty simple: keep putting one foot in front of the other until you get to the finish line, then stop.

In Running and in Life, the Little Things Really Matter

But if you have goals for your running, there are many little things that you can do in order to make sure that you achieve your goals without falling apart first. Read more

Podcast Interview with Lauren Wallace

Lauren Wallace Has Lofty Goals for 2015 & a Plan for Success


Lauren Wallace walked onto her college track team as a sprinter, but after her freshman year and a heart to heart with her coach, she decided to transition to a middle distance runner and settled in as an 800m runner.

And the results speak for themselves.

Podcast Interview with Lauren Wallace

Lauren Wallace

After finishing her college career as an All-American, she qualified for the semi-finals at the US Championships, and now she’s setting her sights even higher: getting into a Team USA singlet.

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Is Running Bad for Your Health?

Risks to Running? Should Runners Proceed with Caution?

Did you see the headlines last week?

Could Strenuous Jogging Do More Harm Than Good?

Running Too Hard? Light Jogging Linked with Living Longer.

Want to know my first thought when I read those headlines? It’s a good thing I’m a fricking runner and not a jogger!

I'm Not a Jogger!

Image via MarbleheadMarathoner.com

Want to know my second thought? What a bunch of bullshit.

Screw the Headlines, What Do the Articles Say?

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