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Sarah Gearhart: Kenyan Runners, Coaching, and Culture

Sarah Gearhart: Kenyan Runners, Coaching, and Culture

Update: 2023-11-03
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Sarah Gearhart on 'We Share the Sun' and Kenya's Elite Runners

In this podcast episode, Sarah Gearhart, author of 'We Share the Sun', discusses her time in Kenya profiling elite runners and the acclaimed running coach, Patrick Tsang. Throughout the conversation, Sarah delves into various aspects of Kenyan running culture, the significance of the food known as UGALI in the runner's diet, and her personal experience in training with the athletes. Sarah discusses how Patrick's unique coaching approach has sculpted world-class runners like Elliot Kipchoge, focusing on overall character development rather than just athletic performance. Sarah also reflects on her unique experiences, observations, and the challenges faced while conducting research for her book during the Covid-19 pandemic.

00:00 Introduction to the Podcast and Guest
00:09 Understanding Oogali and its Role in Kenyan Running
00:44 Sarah's Journey to Kenya
01:23 The Story of Patrick Tsang: A Renowned Kenyan Running Coach
01:46 Sarah's Journey to Writing a Book about East African Runners
02:33 Sarah's Personal Connection to Running and Kenya
04:37 Challenges of Researching and Writing a Book during a Pandemic
07:22 Cultural Differences between New York City and Kenya
12:31 The Impact of Patrick Tsang's Coaching Philosophy
33:28 The Relationship between Patrick Tsang and Elliot Kipchoge
36:07 The Definition of Success in Patrick Tsang's Perspective
37:52 The Influence of Patrick Tsang's Coaching on Other Athletes
41:23 The Impact of Sarah's Book on Readers

Connect With Sarah:
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Her Book, "We Share The Sun"

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Matt @fitzgerald.matt, Matt's Jams
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Sarah Gearhart: Kenyan Runners, Coaching, and Culture

Sarah Gearhart: Kenyan Runners, Coaching, and Culture