Rory Linkletter Survives A HOT World Championships Marathon, Finishes 19th For Canada

The CITIUS MAG Podcast

September 5, 2023

Canadian marathoner Rory Linkletter surprisingly stopped by the CITIUS MAG studio to chat with Kyle Merber and David Melly just hours after running 2:12:16 to place 19th in the World Athletics Championships marathon in very hot conditions. It was the second consecutive World Championships for Linkletter. He ran his personal best of 2:10:24 when he finished 20th at the '22 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Now, he turns his attention to qualifying for the Paris Olympics.

Plus: We get the truth about the BYU split shorts that have become a meme.

Hosts: Kyle Merber and David Melly

Guest: Rory Linkletter

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Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez launched CITIUS MAG in 2016 as a passion project while working full-time for Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and grew his humble blog into a multi-pronged media company. He completed all six World Marathon Majors and is an aspiring sub-five-minute miler.

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