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Feb 12, 2020

Scott Fauble was the top American at the Boston Marathon and the 2nd ranked marathoner in the US in 2019. His 2:09:09 in Boston makes him the 10th fastest US marathoner of all-time. He trains with team Northern Arizona Elite (NAZ Elite), sponsored by Hoka One One and coached by Ben Rosario.

While a state champion in high school, Scott's rise to the top of US marathoning has not be a smooth or predictable road at least for those watching from the outside. Scott talks about his progression in the sport including how he has always set big goals and high standards for himself and how his mindset makes him particularly well-suited to the 26.2 mile distance.

In this fascinating conversation, Chris and Kara learn about Scott's journey in the sport and then dig deep with Scott on all the major issues within distance running from Alberto Salazar to Mary Cain's experiences at the Oregon Project to sports governance and athlete representation and of course to the great shoe debate.

One surprising revelation from the discussion is that Scott is not currently in the drug testing pool in spite of wanting to be. That news came as a shock to us given Scott's success but is also a perfect example of continued challenges and opportunities in the fight for clean sport.

Thank you to Scott for joining us and for his willingness to discuss the tough topics so freely. We will be rooting hard for him and all of his NAZ Elite teammates in Atlanta on February 29th!