Ep 57: Keria D’Amato on Breaking the American Marathon Record and her Inspirational Journey
Welcome to the first-anniversary episode of Run with Fitpage! Keira D’Amato joined us for this episode, who broke the American Marathon record on 16th Jan 2022. In this episode, Keira talks about the event and her inspirational journey as an athlete with our host, Vikas Singh.
00:00 – Intro/About this episode
03:26 – Welcome Keira to the show!
03:41 – How did Keira start with the athletic journey?
06:00 – Moving from cross-country to longer distances
07:08 – The differences in training back in the early 2000s vs. now
09:34 – Ratio of slow runs and quality runs in Keria’s training
13:17 – Dealing with injuries – making a comeback after the setback
18:12 – Vikas’ thoughts on Keira’s journey – an emotional journey
21:26 – Did Keira plan to run while building a family in the early 2010s?
25:30 – Running along with the real estate work
26:52 – Finding the work-life balance
29:15 – About the Houston Marathon on 16th Jan 2022
37:57 – How should women follow their goals?
43:55 – Keira’s plans ahead
46:06 – Advice to runners all around the world
Keira D’Amato is an American runner and currently the fastest American female marathoner. Keira started early in her life with sports and cross-country running at the collegiate level. She had been a 4-time All-American champion and 11-time Patriot-league champion. To lose the baby weight, she started running again in 2013. Keira ran once again as she wanted a goal to keep herself motivated. After running 3:49 in her debut marathon in 2013, she ran 2:44 at Grandma’s Marathon in 2018 and 2:34:55 at the 2019 Berlin Marathon. Such talent notwithstanding, the notion that D’Amato would progress from 2:35 to 2:19 in a little over two years to break one of the most long-standing records in American distance running was improbable.
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an 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.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built to bring science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.