Runners of NYC: Dao-Yi Chow, Eugene Tong and Ryo Yamamoto of Old Man Run Club
Dao-Yi Chow, Eugene Tong and Ryo Yamamoto bring us the story of one of New York City’s most popular new clubs – Old Man Run Club. Despite the name, you don’t have to be a certain age or gender to join. They organize a weekly group long run as a way of being inclusive with as many people within the New York City running community.
They each also have highly accomplished and successful roles within the clothing industry. Dao-Yi is a designer for the contemporary and New York City inspired line called Public School. It draws inspiration from his roots growing up in Jackson Heights and stays true to the city. Eugene is a style director that handles everything from styling for shows, photo shoots, campaigns and creative consulting. Ryo is the director of creative services at Urban Studio, which is a post-production studio. While more behind the scenes with his day-to-day work, Dao believes there’s an artist trapped within Ryo.
On this episode, you’ll learn how the three of them discovered running later in life, what impact it has on their life, why they decided to start their own group, how they feel about the New York City running community, the New York Knicks’ free agency plans and much more.
This is Runners of NYC. A biweekly podcast from CITIUS MAG. Hosts Leigh Anne Sharek and Chris Chavez look to bring you many of the untold stories behind luminaries and legends that make up New York City’s running culture.
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