Diz Runs With… Tyler McCandless

The 2016 Olympics are the goal of Tyler McCandless. Yet he has found more success as a runner as he has focused less on running and more on some of his other endeavors.

Tyler McCandless

Tyler McCandless

And he has many such endeavors.

In addition to being a pro runner, Tyler is also working on his PhD. He also has chosen to give back, in a big way, to kids on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. We covered all of these topics and then some, but here are some of the highlights from our run:

  • The low-point of his professional career and losing his sponsor.
  • Why signing with Newton running has been a blessing on many levels.
  • Becoming an adopted son of the Kauai marathon, and how it has inspired him to embrace the “aloha spirit”.
  • The million dollar question, after completing the PhD program, a “real” job or continue with running professionally?
  • What was the catalyst for his love of meteorology?
  • The Olympics is the goal, but it’s not the sole focus.

If you’d like to connect with Tyler, and follow along with his pursuit of the Olympics and a PhD, here are the best places to connect with him.

On Facebook–TrackTy (Athlete page)

On Twitter–@trackty

On Instagram–@trackty

On the Web–tylermccandless.com

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