Ian LaMere Joins D3 Glory Days Podcast

“So, were you successful because you were cocky, or naive?”

Welcome to D3 Glory Days, the podcast telling tales of D3 running greatness. Recently named a top 500 D3 podcast by Forbes Magazine. Thanks for joining us for our Citius Mag Podcast Network debut.

This week we spoke to Wisconsin Platteville alum and current Hansons-Brooks professional, Ian La Mere. In this episode, we document Ian’s evolution from running ten miles a week in high school, to eventual D3 national champion and record holder. We uncover the benefits running had on his life and in the classroom as it allowed him to bring focus toward his school work. Ian is a true grinder in every aspect of his life and his love for the sport is propelling him towards his goals of making an Olympic team and winning a Major Marathon. When the dust settled, Ian came away from D3 as a 6x National Champion, 6x All American and is one of two D3 Athletes to have broken 14 minutes in the 5k and 29 minutes in the 10k Outdoors.


– “Instead of looking at races as this painful thing I have to suffer through, it was something where I had an opportunity to do something really good”
– “What got me from this defeatist attitude to moving towards this positive attitude were my teammates”

– “The expectation from everybody else was lowered than the expectation I put on myself.”

– “I showed up and I was like what’s it take to get to the nationals in the 5k and they said 14:30. And I thought I could do that but then ran 15:16 and was like oh I had a bad race. Then I ran 14:40 and my teammates said that should be enough but I thought I should run better.”

Follow Ian on IG: @GreenShortsKid

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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.