DCR Episode 34 - Sam Manson
Kia Ora Whanau. This week we have the pleasure of speaking to Christchurch’s Sam Manson about his journey from precocious trail running talent to elite multi-sport athlete. Sam, who by his own admission does not come from a sporting background, decided one day that he would win the Coast to Coast multisport race. To this day, he doesn’t know why, however, in classic kiwi style he set about knocking the bastard off. On the way he’s also completed an Xterra trail series championship, Hillary Trail FKT, and a period of time adventure racing in China. With several podium finishes Sam finished Coast to Coast in second place this year and is looking forward to going one better in 2020. Sam talks about his process in journeying from 1B5 toting enthusiast to reluctant elite, how listening to your body is ultimately important for successful training, and how eating a cheese croissant in a kayak is fraught with peril. We also discuss Sam’s imminent return to trail running when he takes on the Routeburn Classic next month. Oh yeah, did we mention that Sam Manson loves Riverhead Forest? He really does, and that’s alright with us. As usual we’ll bring you results, Stuff you Should Know and an epic Greatest Run Ever. Enjoy!
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Music: Chances with Wolves
Editing assistance: Kieran Nyum-Bai
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