It is difficult to know where to start with our guest on this episode of SHOEphoria.
She honed her distance running craft as a cross country champion winning two silver medals (2002 Dublin, long race; 2003 Lausanne, long race) in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
She then switched focus to the marathon distance and set her best time of 2:19:36 at the 2006 London Marathon.
This time stands to this day as the American record.
She is an Olympic Bronze medallist.
She holds or has held numerous other American distance records, including the women’s road 10 mile, women’s road 15km and women’s road 8 km, and formally the women’s half marathon and women’s 10,000 metres.
Track and Field magazine named her the Best female marathon runner in the world in 2006.
Deena has a unique insight into athletic footwear, as a long term ASICS sponsored athlete and Ambassador, a role she has performed with great distinction and grace.
In this fascinating episode of SHOEphoria, Deena shares her knowledge of what it is to be an Olympian, how much difference footwear can make to an elite athlete…and what happens when you get injured. She also shares with us the role of mental toughness for the endurance athlete, something.. she has written the book on (link below).
Welcome to episode 10 of SHOEphoria, the wonderful Deena Kastor!