This week on Babbittville….Counting Down to Boston!
This week on Babbittville we look forward to the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17th with a look back at a few of our favorite features and interviews around this legendary event.
Be sure to join us for Postcards from the Finish Line: Pre-Race Interviews from the Boston Marathon! ….SCHEDULE IS HERE
It's pretty simple: Meb Keflezighi is my hero, and getting a chance to chat with him about his amazing career and his plans for his last two marathons in Boston and New York is beyond special…LISTEN HERE
From our Babbittville Radio Classics: An interview with legendary American runner Ryan Hall right after he ran 2:04:58 at the Boston Marathon in 2011…LISTEN HERE
For more on Ryan, check out this short story:
A favorite interview from 2014: Long-time Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray is coming back to race the Ironman World Championship this October, 34 years after he did his first Ironman back on Oahu in 1980. Our interview covered everything including his Boston streak, the tragedy of 2013, and his discovery that, at the age of almost 60, while he may have been fit, he wasn’t very healthy….LISTEN HERE
For more on the Boston Marathon Race Director, check out this short article: Dave McGillivray: Endurance Legend
Boston Qualifiers at the Ironman World Championship
Imagine you’re at the Boston Marathon Expo. The topic of conversation among the group of runners turns to where you qualified. One person qualified at the LA Marathon, another at St. George and still another tells their story about their race at Rock ‘N’ Roll San Antonio
Then all eyes turn to the one person who hasn’t shared their story yet. And their story just might be the very best of them all.
“Me? I qualified on October 8th in Kona, Hawaii,” they say.
“I didn’t know there was a Kona Marathon,” replies another.
“It wasn’t the Kona Marathon,” our hero continues. “I qualified at the Ironman Triathlon World Championship.” …READ MORE HERE
From our 2016 edition of Breakfast with Bob from Boston, our interview with Jami Marseilles. We chatted with Jami a few days before she ran Boston and became the first double below knee amputee to finish the Boston Marathon. Jami proves over and over again that nothing stops her from achieving her goals!
Here's more on Jami and her Boston connection with bombing survivor Celeste Corcoran, and why finishing the marathon was so special: