Ep 152: Breaking 50 Miles World Record with Charlie Lawrence
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have Charlie Lawrence, who is a runner and coach based in Boulder, Colorado. Vikas and Charlie discuss the latest 50-mile world record, along with his overall life journey which is no short of inspiration!
Charlie Lawrence, an accomplished runner and Olympic Marathon Trials Competitor, etched his name in history on November 11, 2023, at the Tunnel Hill 50 Mile. Breaking the men’s 50-mile world record with an impressive time of 4:48:21, Lawrence demonstrated his prowess in ultrarunning. A former standout at the University of Minnesota with All-Big Ten and All-Region accolades, Lawrence’s journey into long distances began with notable achievements in marathons and half marathons. His commitment to coaching, and guiding around 14 to 15 individuals, showcases his dedication to sharing his wealth of running knowledge. Having paced Des Linden for the 50k world record, Lawrence has seamlessly transitioned into ultrarunning, culminating in a remarkable feat at Tunnel Hill.
As a resident and professional runner in Boulder, Colorado, Lawrence brings a unique perspective to coaching, blending methodologies from esteemed coaches like Steve Plasencia and Dathan Ritzenhein. His coaching philosophy emphasizes individualized and methodical training plans tailored to unlock each athlete’s full potential. Passionate about helping others achieve their running goals, Lawrence provides a personalized coaching experience with unlimited communication avenues and weekly phone/video calls. As he looks forward to upcoming challenges, including the Olympic Marathon Trials, Lawrence’s achievements and coaching ethos make him a notable figure in the running community.
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
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