Jordan Hasay raised a lot of eyebrows with her 2:20:57 for third place during Sunday’s Chicago Marathon to become the second-fastest American woman of all time over 26.2. I spoke with Jordan Hasay at length on Thursday morning for a story on Sports Illustrated, which I highly recommend that you check out. We titled it “Jordan Hasay Is On Her Way To Becoming America’s Next Great Marathoner” and she proved us right! No SI curse there.
I decided to take the audio file of the interview and share it with you listeners because of how special that performance was. The story has pretty much all the best parts of the interview but there were a few tidbits and cool quotes that I didn’t know where to fit into the post so it was left on the editing floor. There’s a little bit on how she was recruited to join the Nike Oregon Project, how she deals with the pressure of expectations, how running is still fun for her after being a phenom for so many years + much more.
I won’t do this very often since I usually like to keep quotes that I didn’t use in a notebook for future projects. Decided to make an exception here, so enjoy!
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