# 54 – Matthew Futterman, avid marathoner, journalist and author of “Running to the Edge” on his love for running, book and state of running currently

Matthew Futterman, avid marathoner, journalist and author of “Running to the Edge” on his love for running, book and state of running currently

Show Notes

02:30 – Matt introduces himself

08:25 – “Running to the Edge” book and Bob Larsen

11:10 – Transformation of American distance running from year 2000

13:55 – Lessons from Bob Larsen and his athletes

20:00 – Decline and revival of American distance running – 1980s to now

26:00 – Current success of American Women’s running

32:45 – Is the marathon pushing out shorter distances like 5K?

38:50 – Views on track runners switching to marathon earlier in their career

41:05 – Super fast shoes

44:30 – ‘Breaking-2’ hour barrier in the marathon

46:15 – Recommendations on resources

Matthew Futterman’s Books

Running to the Edge – Amazon Link

Players: How Sports Became a Business – Amazon Link

Follow Matt

Twitter: @MattFutterman

Recommendations on resources

Ed Caesar’s Book: Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon – Amazon Link

Frank Shorter’s Book: My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life – Amazon Link

Website: https://www.letsrun.com/

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