Brendan Martin recently finished 13th in the 2012 Boston Marathon. Only 23 years old, Brendan could currently be running collegiately, taking advantage of a fifth year of eligibility as he graduated from Columbia University in four years. While he ran solid college PRs of 14:09 and 29:43, he was not an All-American at the collegiate level. To finish 13th at Boston in your first attempt at the distance is indeed impressive. In this entertaining interview Brendan discusses his journey as a runner, from a skinny former lacrosse and football player to a legitimate marathon athlete.
Brendan runs for the Hansons-Brooks team, based in Michigan. While many of you are familiar with the group, Brendan talks about his experience thus far in the group and their approach to training. Brendan definitely exemplifies the blue-collar work ethic that the Hansons-Brooks team is known for.
I was fortunate to work with Brendan at the 2011 Boulder Running Camps, where he worked as a camp counselor and I’m excited to have him as part of the podcast series.
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