Ep 64: Pacing Strategy for Boston Marathon with Jack Fultz, the Winner of 1976 Boston Marathon and the Coach of the Dana Farber Institute Team
Jack Fultz is a retired American long-distance runner, who came to prominence in the 1970s after winning the 1976 Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest and most established marathon race. In this special episode of Run with Fitpage, Jack talks about the course of the Boston Marathon, pacing strategies, and much more with our host Vikas Singh.
00:30 – About this episode
01:26 – Welcome Jack to the show!
02:18 – Winning the 1976 Boston Marathon
15:02 – Breaking down the course mile by mile
25:50 – Does the GPS work fine at the start line(unlike Chicago)?
32:29 – The pacers at Boston Marathon – are they present?
34:54 – What should people expect from a fueling and hydration perspective?
46:17 – Jack’s message to Indian runners
Fultz won the 1976 Boston Marathon in extreme heat with a time of 2:20:19. The temperature was 100 degrees one hour before the noon start time in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Over the 26.2-mile (42.2 km) course, runners were cooled by water sprayed by spectators using garden hoses. Fultz qualified for three consecutive United States Olympic Trials marathons in 1972, 1976, and 1980. Also, in 1996, Fultz was inducted into the DC Road Runners Hall of Fame. Jack now helps coach the Dana Farber Institute Boston Marathon team and fundraises for this fantastic organization.
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.
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
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