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Talk Ultra: Episode 27 - Canaday, Grant & James
Released: Friday 25th January 2013
Sage Canaday tells us about how he got into running and all about his transition to ultra. Joe Grant gives us an update on the 350 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska. We speak to Dave James who had a win at Coldwater Rumble recently. We have talk tainining, a year in the life of, the news, a blog, a Meltzer Moment, up and coming races and we have a new special on the 2013 Marathon des Sables.
00:10:00 ‘A year in the life of…’ – this week it is Tyler’s turn to tell us what he has been up to since Christmas.
00:21:35 The News
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01:00:23 Back to the News
01:05:00 Joe Grant needs no introduction… his 2nd place at the 2012 Hardrock was a great result. In February 2013 he will be taking part in the 2013 350m Iditarod Invitational Trail. He gives us an update on how his preparation is going.
01:37:50 Back to the News
01:43:30 Blog - Gary Robbins – http://www.gary-robbins.com
01:44:10 Talk Training with Marc Laithwaite – running as we get older.
02:13:22 Interview with Sage Canaday
As a 2-time Olympic trials qualifier, Sage has competed at a national class level. In 2007 he was the youngest participant in the Olympic marathon trials at the age of 21.
A native of Oregon, Sage ran for Newberg High School and placed 13th in the state cross country meet his senior year. Determined to run DI in college, Sage traveled across the country to run for LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson at Cornell University. At Cornell Sage not only qualified for the 2008 US Olympic trials marathon (junior year) – he also won the Ivy League Conference title for 10,000m on the track and qualified as an individual for the 2007 NCAA Championships in cross country.
Sage ran as a Brooks-sponsored elite runner on the post-collegiate Hansons-Brooks Distance Project team from August of 2009 to February 2012. His running resume from their website can be found here. During his time at Hansons, Sage placed 17th overall at the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (8th American in the race), and placed 5th in the 2011 Rock n’ Roll New Orleans Mardi Gras half marathon with a personal best time of 1:04:32. Sage also ran a personal best marathon time of 2:16:52 at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon that year (2011). In his final race wearing the Hansons singlet, Sage placed 43rd in the US Olympic Trials marathon in Houston with a 2:18:24.
At the start of 2012 Sage started ultra marathons and trail running. In his ultra debut had earned a 2nd place overall finish at the Chuckanut 50k in Bellingham, WA in March after missing a turn and running off course for 8 minutes. In June 2012, Sage won the Mt. Washington Road Race in 58:27…the fastest time ever by an American on the all uphill course. In July 2012 Sage won the White River 50 in 6:16 and bettered Anton Krupicka’s course record by over 9 minutes on the 50 mile course.
Sage looks to continue competing at a high level on the roads and trails at distances from the half marathon to 100k for the rest of the year with a focus on representing the US at the 2012 World Mountain Running Championships in Italy.
Sage’s Personal Bests and Career highlights:
- 1500m: 3:55 (2009)
- Mile: 4:17 (2009)
- 3k: 8:22 (2009)
- 5K: 14:29 (2009)
- 8k: 23:48 (2008)
- 10k: 29:47 (2009)
- 10-miles: 49:01 (2011)
- Half Marathon: 1:04:32 (2011)
- Marathon: 2:16:52 (2011)
03:00:50 A Meltzer Moment with Speedgoat Karl
03:06:20 Marathon des Sables spécial with Stuart Rae
03:21:05 Up & Coming Races