Men's Health Live #154: Men's Health URBANATHLON
November 28, 2015•35 min
From hurdling taxi cabs to a one mile stair climb: the Men's Health URBANATHLON is an amalgam of a traditional road race and muscle-shredding challenges. Do you have what it takes to pass the ultimate test of endurance, strength, and pure toughness?
Segment 1: Extreme Training Tips
We're broadcasting from the heart of the San Francisco Men's Health URBANATHLON and catch up the 2015 official race ambassador, Dean Karnazes (@DeanKarnazes). The acclaimed endurance runner offers training tips to tackle the course. Listen now.
Segment 2: Running Legs
The Challenged Athletes Foundation (@CAFoundation) provides support to those with physical impairments enabling competitive runners like Travis Ricks and Debra Bevilacqua to take part in events such as the Men's Health URBANATHLON. We discuss the specialized prosthetics, dubbed running legs, needed to take on extreme races.
Segment 3: Meet the Competitors
Gregg Stebben (@GreggStebben) interviews Men's Health URBANATHLON competitors as they cross the finish line including the unlikely running duo of Shirley (age 72) and Natalia (age 31), and the former Disney illustrator turned physical trainer, Ron Betta.
Segment 4: The Buddy System
Ready to sign up for the next URBANATHLON? Get words of advice from race veterans Stu and Jeff: bring a race buddy and don't skimp on your pushups during training.
Segment 5: Training Adjustment
After completing her first URBANATHLON, how would racer Cherie prepare differently? This stand out marathoner shares her strategy to limit injury and better her time next year.