In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we had the opportunity to host Deena Kastor on the show. Deena, a runner with great energy speaks to our host Vikas Singh all about her running journey, her experiences, and her learnings in this episode.
Deena Kastor is an American long-distance runner. She was a holder of American records in the marathon (2006-2022) and numerous road distances. She won the bronze medal in the women’s marathon at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. She is also an eight-time national champion in cross country. In high school, Kastor won three California state cross country titles and two CIF California State Meet titles at 3200 meters while running for Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, California. She also competed in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships all four years of her prep career and competed in both the North American Youth Maccabi Games and the Pan-American Maccabiah while in high school.
At the University of Arkansas, she was a four-time SEC champion and an eight-time All-American. Post-collegiately, Kastor ran under coaches Joe Vigil and Terrence Mahon. Since 2015, she has been coached by her husband, Andrew Kastor, head of the Mammoth Track Club. Kastor was selected as the top women’s marathoner in the world in 2006 by Track and Field News magazine. She was inducted into the New York Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2001, and into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame on April 29, 2007. In 2003 she was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
About the host
Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general. He aims to get people to get out and ‘move’. When he is not working, he is found running, almost always. He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)
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