Guest Blogger Thomas Denning
Bart Yasso is running. In addition to being host of the San Francisco Marathon (look for Bart at the Expo and related events), he has traveled the world over to running events. Bart’s book, My Life on the Run is popular in the running community and beyond. He has been inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions. He has ridden solo across the USA two times, competed in the Ironman five times and completed races on all seven continents. He is Mr. Running USA, and it was a pleasure to catch up with him in Colorado for an interview about the San Francisco Marathon.
Thomas: It is great to host you here in Denver, Colorado as you head to Colorado Springs for yet another race. So Bart, lots to catch up on– Wipro as you know is the title sponsor for the SF Marathon. Can you talk a little about how you got involved with the race and maybe as a follow up what makes San Francisco unique out of all of the races you travel to in the world.
Bart Yasso: Yeah sure. I am at a race every weekend. I travel basically nonstop. San Francisco had approached me about being a host for the race along with Dean Karnazes (an ultra runner) a few years ago. And I just jumped on the opportunity. It’s really just a a great weekend. We do a lot of clinics, seminars and just hang out with the race director and race committee. And then of course on race day I try to engage as much as I can with as many runners as possible. Whether they are doing the half marathon, […]