Jorge Torres joins me for the first episode of the Run Faster Podcast.
Jorge won the Footlocker Cross Country Championship in 1998 as a high school athlete and went on to the win the NCAA Division I Championship in 2002 as a collegiate athlete. Only five men have won both championships (Bob Kennedy, Adam Goucher, Dathan Ritzenhein and Edward Cheserek being the other four).
I got to know Jorge during my time as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado where he was an athlete. I’m fortunate to count Jorge as a friend and, as you’ll hear in this interview, he’s both serious and playful, a mixture that I believe helped him take his training seriously when he had to, but also allowed him to relax when it was time to rest.