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Jared Ward on Balancing Life As A Father and Pro Runner, Rio 2016 Memories, U.S. Men’s Marathoning

Just weeks after adding another baby to his family, Jared Ward finally joins the CITIUS MAG Podcast. Jared is a 2016 Olympian in the marathon, who finished sixth at the Summer Games in Rio. He holds a personal best of 2:11:30. He was the top American at November’s New York City Marathon where he ran 2:12:24.

On this episode, we spend some time chatting about his balance in life. How he manages to juggle his running career, being a father and husband, while also doing some coaching and teaching at BYU. We also take a stroll down memory lane and hear some cool, behind-the-scenes stories from his first Olympic experience. There’s more talk about the “2:10 problem” facing U.S. men’s marathoning and how he felt about the American performances at the New York City Marathon.

All that and more PLUS your listener questions.

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