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Who is Brogan Austin and How Did He Win The USATF Marathon Championships?

Over the weekend, Brogan Austin won the 2018 USATF Marathon Championships, which were held at the California International Marathon. Matt Llano looked like the early favorite in the race. He had the fastest personal best and took off from the start and once held a two-minute lead on the rest of the field. It wasn’t until the 26th mile that Austun caught and passed Llano. He won the race in a huge personal best of 2:12:38.

A lot of the running community was wondering: Who the heck is this guy?

We’ve got your answer on this week’s podcast. Get to know the 2015 Drake University graduate, why he decided to keep running post collegiately, why he loves the treadmill, how his life changed under coach Tom “Tinman” Schwartz and how this whole race almost didn’t happen.

Plus we take some of your listener questions from Instagram including how he got his awesome name.

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