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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Marko Cheseto. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Marko Cheseto, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Marko Cheseto. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Marko Cheseto, often where they are interviewed.

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"Marathon" Marko Cheseto: Can Tragic Loss Lead You to Your Ultimate Finish Line?

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Marko Cheseto is shattering marathon records all over the world. In 2018, Marko competed in a marathon for the first time at the New York City Marathon, becoming the second double amputee in history to finish in under three hours. At the 2019 Boston Marathon, he set a world record for a marathon by a double amputee with a time of 2:42:24. Coming from humble beginnings in Kenya, Marko shares his remarkable journey traveling to the United States on a full running scholarship, only to end up in a deep depression after his cousin’s tragic suicide. Marko found himself taking pills to ease the pain which led him on a run that would change his life forever. Tune in to hear Marko’s inspirational comeback and how he is using his platform to now advocate for mental health and suicide awareness. 

Nov 19 2020 · 52mins
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Inspiring Interviews- Double Amputee Marathon World Record Holder Marko Cheseto

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In today's episode, we talk with Marko Cheseto. Marko's story is pretty crazy and unbelievable. Marko is a Kenyan born world record holder in the Marathon. But his journey to success is quite different than any other Kenyan Marathoner. Marko came to the US sight unseen in 2008 on a running scholarship to the University of Alaska. And yes, he had no idea what snow was. He would find success battling competitors on the track, but it was off the track where he was fighting a much more serious opponent. His struggle with mental health drove him to overdose on his antidepressants and go for one last run. When he miraculously emerged from the snow after three nights, he somehow managed to stumble to a hotel for help. His life changed both physically and mentally that day, and he would say for the better. Ten years of dedication, struggle, and learning to walk and run again on prosthetics, he has emerged as the fastest man to run 26.2 miles without legs. Marko's story is unbelievably inspiring and shines a light on the issue of mental health in today's society. We are delighted and honored to have Marko share his journey and story with us today.  

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Sep 28 2020 · 38mins

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Marko Cheseto -- All for the Best

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Champion Kenyan runner, Marko Cheseto downed a handful of anti-depressants and ran into the Alaskan wilderness nearly 10 yrs ago. He woke in the snow 3 days later, so frostbit his feet had to be removed. In 2019, Marko set not 1 but 2 world records running a marathon on 2 prosthetic legs. He shares how he discovered the silver lining in his most tragic events. This absolute gentleman is not ashamed to call himself a survivor of mental illness and has devoted himself to not just running faster than most, but helping us find our own power and potential. Marko’s million dollar smile brims with kindness, wisdom and charm. Honored to welcome @marathonmarko (the fastest guy we’ve ever met ) to Swan Dive!

Aug 11 2020 · 37mins
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Inclusion & Independence, with “Marathon” Marko Cheseto

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Have you ever met a person who is so incredibly filled with positivity, you know that they cannot fail no matter what is thrown at them? That is Marko Chesto, the dual prosthetics (blade runner) marathon World Record holder, set at the 2019 Chicago Marathon. In this interview we discuss why this comes naturally to him, based upon growing up with challenge as part of every day in rural Kenya. We also touch on social justice and the parallels with running in terms of work and building communities of support. Part of his attitude and willingness to engage in "difficult" things is due to his community, and lessons learned about success coming from hard work, daily progress. Each time he has put in the work required, things happen. This analogy carries later into the episode about the hard work our nation has ahead of uniting and facing age-old problems. Not only was he given a ticket to collegiate athletics at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, but he saw this experience as an opportunity to learn and travel across the diverse cultures of the United States. He was a successful collegiate athlete, but his true successes came amidst one of the greatest challenges to his life and running career in November of 2011: losing both of his feet to frostbite after being stranded in the ice while on a run in Alaska, for 56 hours! It was not until 2018 that he found his stride again in competitive running, this time as a dual prosthetic blade runner in the New York Marathon, finishing in an incredible 2:52:33 in his debut marathon. However, 2019 would be come his record-setting year as he finished Boston in 2:42.24 and went on to set the world record on the Chicago Marathon course in 2:37.23.

Marko has a great deal to share with us in terms of racial and social justice, and how we could look at the concept of independence. He recalls that Kenya won its independence as an entire nation in 1963, but that the United States where he is currently a citizen might not consider itself to have full independence until all are free. Reflecting on recent events of unspeakable violence and injustice against people of color in the US, he gives us a challenge as well as some simple steps to do "the next right thing". Sometimes, an outsider's perspective can be just what we need to see ourselves more clearly, and it is definitely clear we are better for having Americans like Marko join our ranks to shed light and positivity in a time when so many are lost, depressed and searching for answers.

Marko continues to surprise and impress organizations, schools and runners across the country where he speaks and runs, especially in his home state of Florida and at recent Run Disney events. From his website, anyone can look into booking him for speaking tours or supporting his charity of building schools in rural areas of Kenya, please check it out!
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Jun 13 2020 · 51mins

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Marko Cheseto - The World's Fastest (happiest) Double Amputee

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Marko Cheseto is one of the happiest people I've ever met! He came from Kenya to Alaska on a running scholarship, but while he was there he lost both legs to frostbite. Today Marko holds the record for the fastest Marathon by a double amputee - he's fast! In this episode he tells his story, but also shares some really great advice for making the best of difficult times.

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Mar 25 2020 · 48mins
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RED EPISODE 89: World Record Holder for Double Amputees in the Marathon, Marko Cheseto

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We are so excited because in this very special episode of our podcast, we talk with Marko Cheseto.  He is the current world-record holder for double amputees in the marathon distance.  We were lucky enough to meet him when he spoke at the Anchorage RunFest in August 2019.  He earned this title at the Boston Marathon in April 2019 and then broke his own record again at Chicago in October 2019.  He shares his story of adversity and advice for anyone who is training for a big goal or overcoming obstacles in life.  His positivity is contagious.  He will motivate and inspire you.  Listen to his words of wisdom in this episode.  Perfect for a long run or commute to work to get you in the right headspace for your own goals.


We asked Marko to share his favorite pre and post-race meals.  He says he is going to share his recipe for his pre-race meal.   Have you heard of Ugali?  Neither had we until we talked to Marko.  His post-race meal is so smart, but it was an answer we were not expecting.  Listen to find out more.  


Can you guess what Marko’s favorite post-race beverage is to celebrate his accomplishment?  It will surprise you just as much as his favorite foods!


Marko’s Website:  https://marathonmarko.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/marathonmarko

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/marathonmarko/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/marathonmarko


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Dec 03 2019 · 42mins
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More than a Marathon, Running Tools for Life with Debbie Cropper and Marko Cheseto

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Debbie Cropper came to running later in life and has recently completed marathons in all 50 states. Her day job is working as a teacher for special needs elementary school children. And Marko Cheseto, a UAA international student, is an acclaimed cross country runner who was named West Region Male Athlete of the Year in 2009 and 2010. After overcoming much personal sadness, he has learned to run with prosthetic devices and has become an advocate for people suffering from mental illnesses.
Jul 30 2013 · 1hr 35mins