Dr. Madeline Manning Mims, 4 Time Olympian FS EP 121
Family and Stories
Madeline is a gold and silver Olympic Medalist in track. She competed in three Olympics, 1968,1972,1976 and if not for the boycott of the Moscow Olympics in 1980, it would have been four. She set a world record in 1968 in the 800 meter race that stood for 15 years and has been inducted into the National and Olympian Halls of Fame. In those years of running, amazing transformation took place in her life; they are incredible stories.
Soul Sister Sessions with Dr. Madeline Manning Mims
Running On Om
This is a special episode of Soul Sister Sessions. Abbey and Julia are joined by Dr. Madeline Manning Mims. Madeline is in a class of her own. She has a storied career that remains far from over. She is a decorated multi-time Olympian, and held multiple World and American Records. At the 1968 Olympics, she became the first American Woman to win a gold medal in the 800m, which was the at the time, the longest distance women were allowed to race. She held a World Record in High School, and had an impressive career as an athlete, which was unprecedented at that time. Madeline is an equally talented gospel singer, author and speaker, as well as the founder of the United States Centre for Sports Chaplaincy. Madeline has been present at every Olympiad as a chaplain since she stopped attending as a competing athlete, and serves as a mentor for chaplains and athletes alike. Madeline is eloquent, talented, driven and has such wisdom from her diverse experiences breaking through barriers across the board. This conversation is all Madeline, and is one of the most powerful conversations on ROO to date. This conversation covers the following: Her thoughts on Ahmaud Arberys deathGrowing up in the projects in Ohio and her early lifeHer first exposure to racism and being called a racial slur by a neighbourHer love of being outside and playing as a child, and how as a child she acted as a mentor to other kidsHow mandatory fitness testing led her to volleyball and trackPrejudice and learned behavioursHer Hungarian coach, and evolution as runnerThe 1968 Olympics, winning a gold medal, and what that experience was like for herHer career as an athlete and her reflection on training and competingThe role of faith and religion in her lifeBeing a chaplain and mentoring athletes and chaplainsSinging and how her career evolved and grewOvercoming challenges and misconceptions in her lifeAnswering a variety of questions from listeners ____EPISODE LINKS USCSCBook: Chaplancy in the history of the OlympicsMadeline's FacebookAbby's InstagramAbby's TwitterAbby's Facebook ____SPONSORSCurrexUnlike most insoles, Currex insoles are both designed to be incredibly comfortable in your shoe, as well as providing stability and support to aid you in your daily activity. Designed by German sports scientists, Currex is the first insole brand to provide dynamic arch support, and offers the largest line of sport/activity specific insoles (running, cycling, soccer cleats, walking and more). The insoles are thin and low profile, and deliver maximum support and comfort, providing a range of functional benefits. They reduce foot pressure providing additional relief for your feet, and can be cut to custom fit your shoes. Currex stands behind their product, and offers a 60 day warranty, even if you have custom cut your insoles. Currex insoles improve any shoe, and they are offering ROO listeners a 15% discount. If you want to ‘Feel the Currex difference’, please visit https://currex.us and use the code ROO15 at checkout. XenduranceXendurance is a nutrition company based out of Phoenix Arizona, providing high quality nutrition and recovery products for athletes. Xendurance proudly makes products that are science based for optimal health and performance. They have a large Pro-Team of talented athletes, including ROO’s own Soul Sister Abbey Cooper. All their products are made with the finest ingredients and to the highest quality. They are certified by multiple standards and all their products undergo strict analytic testing to comply with the World Anti Doping Agency, International Olympic Committee and other major sporting leagues. ROO listeners can receive 10% off any purchase by using ROO’s link: shop.teamxnd.com/runningonom
BONUS: Dr. Madeline Manning Mims - The Greatest US 800m Runner Ever?
LetsRun.com's Track Talk
We made our talk with Madeline Manning Mims at the end of this week's regular podcast its own podcast. Manning Mims was not only the 1968 Olympic 800m Champ and first US women to ever go sub 2:00, but she ran 1:57.9, held the US record for 15 years, and won the Olympic Trials 800m in 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1980. She started competing when women did not compete in any Olympic events over 1,500m and the stereotype was black women could not run long distances. She proved everyone wrong. She is a bridge from Jesse Owens to Wilma Rudolph to Ajee' Wilson. She ran her first 800 by accident when they switched an indoor 400 to an 800 and the rest is history. You can follow her on facebook here (and see her giving an Easter concert from her garage for her neighbors during the COVID-19 shutdown). A nice bio on her is here. Show notes below sponsor notes. The podcast is sponsored by TheFeed.com. They've got everything you need to perform at your best and try and stay healthy. In addition they have a new product - BLDG Active’s Anti-microbial Face and Hand Spray which is a medical-grade solution you can take with you to spray on your hands and face. Go to TheFeed.com/Letsrun for more info and use code LETSRUN to save 15% off your entire order. Show notes: 7:00 Track career started with physical fitness tests12:11 Accidental 1st 800 was an indoor world record18:14 College and not knowing "Skeeter" aka Wilma Rudolph23:42 1968 Olympic gold + reception back home + not being a millionaire31:17 Other Olympics39:40 Getting beat by dopers and being told to dope44:34 Running 1:57.9, getting faster with age49:41 Could she beat Ajee Wilson?51:24 Intersex women in 800 today, Caster Semenya57:52 1980 Olympic boycott/Mentoring athletes today and what she is telling them about Tokyo postponement Support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun What do you think of us pulling longer interviews out like this for their own podcasts? https://pinecast.com/feedback/letsrun/f5748c6c-86b0-4780-be6f-f9dedb718f1a
Big Name Kenyan Bust, Centro vs Ryun + Guest Dr. Madeline Manning Mims- The US 800m GOAT?
LetsRun.com's Track Talk
Dr. Madeline Manning Mims, arguably the greatest 800m American runner, the 1968 Olympic champ, and someone until who last week we knew very little about is our guest at the 57:42 mark. Manning Mims in addition to her Olympic gold was the first American to run sub 2 minutes, she held the American record for 15 years, and won the US Olympic Trials 4 times in 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980. She bridges the gap from Jesse Owens to Wilma Rudolph to Ajee Wilson. She’s now a chaplain who works with US Olympians. You can follow her on facebook here and see her giving an Easter concert from her garage for her neighbors during the COVID-19 shutdown. A nice bio on her is here. Prior to Manning Mims we talk drugs, virtual drug testing, possible Olympic bribery, American greats, soccer players running 5ks, threads of the week and more. Detailed show notes below. The podcast is sponsored by TheFeed.com. They've got everything you need to perform at your best and try and stay healthy. They're sending our team their Immunity boosting packs as well as a fresh supply of Maurten and their new Airofit device. Go to TheFeed.com/Letsrun to see all their products and use code LETSRUN to save 15%. Show notes:2:24 Virtual Drug Testing6:46 Another big-name Kenyan tests positive, London Marathon Champ Daniel Wanjiru. Asbel Kiprop update17:14 Japan Olympic bribery?24:05 Great American Distance Runner of All Time: Matthew Centrowitz vs Jim Ryun34:46 Galen Rupp v Ryan HallThreads of Week:36:49 How fast are pro soccer players (Jesse Lingard of Manchester United) running 5ks?39:41 A new record from NYC to LA in a car. Guess their time before clicking44:00 Lance Armstrong/Alberto/COVID talk/1904 Olympics57:42 800m All-time great Madeline Manning62:47 Track career started with physical fitness tests67:55 Accidental 1st 800 was an indoor world record73:58 College and not knowing "Skeeter" aka Wilma Rudolph79:26 1968 Olympic gold + reception back home + not being a millionaire87:01 Other Olympics95:24 Getting beat by dopers and being told to dope100:12 Running 1:57.9, getting faster with age105:25 Could she beat Ajee Wilson?107:08 Intersex women in 800 today113:36 1980 Olympic boycott/Mentoring athletes today and what she is telling them about Tokyo postponement Need new shoes? Check out the best shoe reviews on the planet. *Got feedback for the podcast or want to leave an audio message? Call 844-LetsRun (844-538-7786) and hit option 7. Support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/letsrun/d0d2c662-74ae-4458-a65c-7c8d39d0a802