Florence Meiler defies what it means to grow old. The 83-year-old track and field athlete runs, jumps, and throws with record-breaking consistency. Flo, as she’s known, didn’t start competing in track and field until she was 60 years old, but she’s more than made up for that late start. She’s set numerous national and international masters world records—some of which still stand—won 739 medals, and been inducted into the USA Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame in 2010. Prevention magazine’s editor-in-chief Barbara O’Dair talks with Flo about her history, her drive, and her favorite event of them all, the pole vault. Episode Credits: Host: Brian Dalek Producers: Sylvia Ryerson and Christine Fennessy Personal Best is a proud part of . Check out the show page here.
Episode 3: The Fitness Guru
Keoni Hudoba used to hide who he was with food. Now, the renowned fitness trainer is all over social media, sharing his life and inspiring thousands to become who they most want to be. Men’s Health brand editor Dean Stattmann talks with Keoni about his journey from a morbidly obese aspiring opera singer to one of the most sought after trainers in New York City. Episode Credits: Host: Brian Dalek Producers: Sylvia Ryerson and Christine Fennessy Personal Best is a proud part of . Check out the show page here.
Episode 2: The Trailblazer
Ayesha McGowan wants to become the first female African American professional road cyclist. As a beginner getting into the sport she fell for racing hard, but it didn’t take long for her to realize that very few bike racers looked like her. She decided to change that. When she announced—after racing just eight months—her ambitious target, she experienced a mix of reactions. Bicycling magazine’s senior editor Gloria Liu talks to Ayesha about her rise as an athlete, her commitment to diversifying her sport, and how she deals with pressure, setbacks, and a crazy busy schedule. Episode Credits: Host: Brian Dalek Producers: Sylvia Ryerson and Christine Fennessy Personal Best is a proud part of .
Episode 1: The Mayor of Running
Welcome to the first episode of Personal Best, the podcast that entertains, inspires, and informs you about all things fitness, health, and wellness. We’re kicking off this mini-season of the show with Bart Yasso, the Mayor of Running for Runner’s World magazine. After 30 years at the mag, Bart Yasso is retiring. Host Brian Dalek talks to Bart about the running legend’s new book, his favorite memories, best advice, and why he’s leaving the best job in the world. Episode Credits: Host: Brian Dalek Producers: Sylvia Ryerson and Christine Fennessy The Runner's World Show is a proud part of ).
Welcome to Personal Best!
Personal Best is a podcast for everyone interested in fitness, health, and wellness. The show is hosted by Brian Dalek, senior web editor for runnersworld.com, and it will feature influential voices from across the athletic spectrum, and explore the issues that active people care about. A quick head's up for listeners coming to us from The Runner's World Show. This feed used to host The Runner’s World Show, which is why, if you scroll down, you’ll find 70 super fun, super informative episodes of that show in this feed. But we’re now called Personal Best, and our mission is a bit broader: to entertain, inspire, and inform you about all things fitness, health, and wellness. (If you ever want to find the Runner’s World Show on its own, just search for it in any podcast app.) For those of you coming to us from The Runner’s World Show, thank you for your patience. And for new listeners, welcome! Our first episode drops November 2.