Runners of NYC Podcast: Mia Behm (2:33 at the 2019 Chicago Marathon)
“One of the coolest things about the marathon is that so many of so many levels do it. You’re not separating yourself even on the starting line really from the rest of the people in the marathon. It’s all shapes, sizes and ages are running it with you. You really feel like you’re a unit as opposed to being out there by yourself.”
Our guest for today’s show is one of the fastest ladies in New York City after she just ran 2:33:52 at the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 13. She also owns a runner-up finish from the 5,000 meters at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships from her days at the University of Texas. It’s Mia Behm.
On this show, you’ll hear the story of her start in the sport while in Texas, her surprising finish at the NCAA championships and then dealing with injuries that followed her highest moment. After some time running post collegiately in Austin, Mia moved to New York, watched her friends try the marathon and then curiosity got the best of her. It’s safe to say testing the marathon has been a great decision as she now eyed the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. How she ran 2:33 while running less than 60 miles per week and balancing a job that requires a two-hour commute from Brooklyn to Connecticut is truly remarkable.
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. You can catch the latest episode of the podcast on iTunes so subscribe and leave a five-star review. We are also on Spotify!
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