May 31, 2019
We are excited to introduce the Clean Sport Collective podcast with this first episode. The Clean Sport Collective is a community of powerful voices comprised of athletes, brands, events, clubs, fans and the public to support the pursuit of clean sport and athletics.
With this podcast, we will celebrate clean athletes, educate you on issues in the world of clean sport, and bring hope that we can all believe in the power of fair play across all sports.
For our first episode, we interview Travis Tygart, the CEO of the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). USADA is the national anti-doping organization (NADO) in the United States for Olympic and Paralympic sport. The organization is charged with managing the anti-doping program, including in-competition and out-of competition testing, results management processes, drug reference resources, and athlete education for all United States Olympic Committee (USOC) recognized sport national governing bodies, their athletes, and events.
We talk about the current state of US anti-doping efforts in this conversation with Travis.
About the co-hosts:
- Kara Goucher is an elite-level US distance runner who has competed in the Olympics for the US at the 10,000 meter and marathon distances. She owns a silver medal from the World Championships in the 10,000 meters and has finished 3rd place at both the NYC and Boston Marathons. You can read more about her experiences with doping in sport here.
- Shanna Burnette is Kara's agent and a leader in PR and marketing for brands in the running industry. She is the co-founder of ModCraft, a marketing agency she started with her husband in 2013. Shanna is the original founder of the Clean Sport Collective.
- Chris McClung is a co-owner of Rogue Running, a running coaching business based in Austin, TX. He is also host of the Running Rogue podcast which educates runners on coaching topics and aspires to build fans of the sport. Chris is a huge fan of all sports and is passionate about raising awareness on the topic of clean sport.