Second Podcast to Debut Later This Sping
Rodale Inc.’s Runner’s World today announced the launch of "The Runners World Show,” a podcast for all runners, marking a new platform for the world’s most influential running media brand. The weekly show is hosted by Runner’s World Editor-in-Chief, David Willey and features in-depth interviews, reported stories, news and expert advice. Launching on April 7, the show will be available on iTunes, via podcast applications and at runnersworld.com/audio.
Each episode will be approximately 30 minutes and will feature conversations with some of the most interesting and newsworthy people in the running world; originally reported pieces on running culture; expert tips on training, nutrition, injury-prevention, and gear; a buzzy roundup of the week's news; and other segments that bring print and online stories to life for a listening audience.
“The show will take listeners behind the scenes at RW HQ and delve into the things runners talk about with their friends when they're out running—and we want it feel that way, too. Fun, smart, worth your time,” said Willey.
Special guests of the first episode of “The Runner’s World Show” include Ryan and Sara Hall, two of America’s premier distance runners. Ryan, the fastest American marathoner ever, surprised everyone by retiring from competitive running this past January. His wife, Sara, is still competing and hoping to make the 2016 Olympic team on the track. The couple adopted four sisters from Ethiopia in the fall. Episode two, timed to the Boston Marathon, will include an interview with Roberta Gibb and Amby Burfoot. Gibb was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and is one of the notable runners profiled in Amby Burfoot’s new book, First Ladies of Running (Rodale Books, April 2016). This year’s Boston Marathon marks the 50th anniversary of Gibb’s historic run. Future episodes of “The Runner’s World Show” will feature Deena Kastor, Paula Radcliffe, and Dave McGillivray, among others.
Runner’s Worldwill also launch a second podcast, “Human Race," which brings the magazine to life with original long-form storytelling. Hosted by RW Contributor Rachel Swaby, each episode will feature a single story. The podcast will launch later this spring.
“Our immersive audio storytelling will bring the same standards of excellence readers know to expect from the magazine,” said Willey. “Our pilot episode, ‘Tin Man,’ will feature the story of an unlikely runner who completes his first ever race without a human heart; he walked 4.2 miles with a machine in his chest. Since his heart transplant, he’s become a runner to honor his donor.”
Future “Human Race” episodes will feature Sylvia Weiner, the first woman to win the Boston Marathon’s masters division. Weiner, who is in her 80s now, says running saved her life, and will share her incredible story of survival and achievement with listeners.
The launch of the two new podcasts coincides with Runner’s World’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration, which will culminate with the brand’s November 2016 issue.
# # #
About Runner’s World. Rodale Inc.’s Runner’s World, the largest and most influential media brand in the running space, is the essential guide for everyone who runs. The brand provides all runners—men and women, from beginners to hardcore marathoners—with the advice and information they need to pursue their goals, the inspiration and entertainment they crave, and a sense of authentic community they won’t find anywhere else. Runner’s World is everywhere its readers and customers are—in print, online, on-screen and on the ground. Through authentic events such as the award-winning Runner’s World Half & Festival and Runner's World Classic, as well as the Runner's World VIP program, Runner’s World editors forge deep connections and have meaningful interactions with our readers as an organic part of the running community. Runner’s World publishes 19 international editions: Argentina, Australia/New Zealand, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. For digital updates, visit RunnersWorld.com, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.