About This Show
Human Race is a podcast from Runner's World. Hosted by Rachel Swaby, Human Race focuses on long-form storytelling. It brings the depth and reporting you’ve come to expect from ambitious features in the magazine—but with the intimate and immersive aspects only audio can provide. Each week, we share a story about runners and the world of running.
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Episode 10: The Cut Off Queen
2 days ago
About half of all runners who enter the Leadville Trail 100 don't finish. What stands between them and a finisher's belt buckle? Sandy Monahan. In this episode of Human Race, we follow Sandy as she dashes runners' dreams by enforcing the event's very strict cut off schedule. As she breaks countless timing chips in two, there are tears, hugs, and only the occasional death threat. And yet, Sandy keeps coming back. And so do the runners. There's something special about Leadville.Episode Credits:Host: Rachel SwabyProducers: Willow Belden, Rachel SwabyEditor: Audrey Quinn, David WeinbergThanks to Amanda Jamrogiewicz, Tom Kleinman, Caolan MacMahon, Jon Perz, and Scott SchaunamanTheme music: Danny CockeHuman Race editor-in-chief: David WilleyAdditional Listening:Producer Willow Belden has a podcast called Out There. Here are two episodes she thinks Human Race listeners will like:Episode 11: Failure in SuccessEpisode 17: High on FailureThis episode of Human Race is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and Print official U.S. Postage using your own computer and printer. Get a 4-week trial plus a $110 dollar bonus offer by going to Stamps.com and using the promo code "HUMAN".Follow us on Twitter (@rwaudio) and Facebook (Runner's World Audio).