# 54 – Matthew Futterman, avid marathoner, journalist and author of “Running to the Edge” on his love for running, book and state of running currently
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Episode Summary
Matthew Futterman, avid marathoner, journalist and author of “Running to the Edge” on his love for running, book and state of running currently

Show Notes
02:30 – Matt introduces himself
08:25 – “Running to the Edge” book and Bob Larsen
11:10 – Transformation of American distance running from year 2000
13:55 – Lessons from Bob Larsen and his athletes
20:00 – Decline and revival of American distance running – 1980s to now
26:00 – Current success of American Women’s running
32:45 – Is the marathon pushing out shorter distances like 5K?
38:50 – Views on track runners switching to marathon earlier in their career
41:05 – Super fast shoes
44:30 – ‘Breaking-2’ hour barrier in the marathon
46:15 – Recommendations on resources

Matthew Futterman’s Books
Running to the Edge – Amazon Link
Players: How Sports Became a Business - Amazon Link

Follow Matt
Twitter: @MattFutterman

Recommendations on resources
Ed Caesar’s Book: Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon - Amazon Link
Frank Shorter’s Book: My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life - Amazon Link
Website: https://www.letsrun.com/
Morning Shakeout Podcast - https://themorningshakeout.com/

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