Diz Runs With… Golden Harper


On today’s show, I’m running with Golden Harper, who is the founder of Altra Running.

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Since trying on my first pair of Altra Zero Drop shoes, I’ve been in love with these shoes. On today’s chat, we talk about some of Golden’s past accomplishments as a runner, and we get into the story of how Altra Running came into existence. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation:

  • Ran his first marathon at age 10, and ran a 2:45 marathon at age 12!
  • His senior year of high school, ran in the Foot Locker national meet with the likes of Alan Webb, Ryan Hall, Dathan Ritzenhein, and many other stud runners.
  • Working in the family running store, tinkering with running shoe design to help improve running form was a regular occurrence.
  • The local demand for a zero drop, fully cushioned show was overwhelming.
  • The creation of a fully cushioned, zero drop shoe, with a food shaped toe box.
  • The current line-up of Altra Zero Drop shoes.

I had a great time talking to Golden about Altra. It’s really pretty incredible how far this company has come in such a short amount of time, and I can’t wait to see where Altra Running continues to go in the future.

If you’d like to learn more about this amazing company (of which I’m proud to be a brand ambassador), please check them out on-line at www.altrarunning.com.

Find Altra on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AltraRunning

Find Altra on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AltraZeroDrop

Find Altra on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/AltraZeroDrop


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