“At the end of the day you need to think about, what am I doing to be a better person, a better human for my community? Not just supporting Black people, but supporting women, supporting trans. What are you doing to be a better person?” –Marcus Brown In this episode we cover… The benefits and value of having a run coach even if you aren’t a professional runner. “If you want to be one of those people who reaches your best, whatever that is, then a coach is going to be the person who's gonna help you get there. Letting go of the misconception of perfection. Letting go of the idea of a perfect race. Just focus on doing the little things right. Kids pick up what you do, not what you say. Marcus reminds us of the importance of modeling behaviors for kids because they are watching all the time. He says he’s mindful of getting and training and coming back day in and day out because those are the actions he wants to show his kids. Even when external circumstances impact a race or training, it’s important to accept and move on. He shared that during the Boston Marathon of 2018 when the weather was terrible, he had to switch off from what was happening.“I had to accept that the weather is terrible and that I was going to get through it,” he said. “Just one foot at a time.” Running is like a mirror exposing our weaknesses. But it’s the practice of facing those things that you learn the most about yourself. Life is challenging and there will be more things that will try and knock you down. More challenges down the road, but if you take a breath and see your own worth, you’ll realize you are good enough and have everything you need to make it through them. As co-founder of Black Trail Runners with Sabrina Pace-Humphries, Marcus says the goal of the group is to one day not have to have it exist with that name, but right now it is very much needed in order to help people feel comfortable running in outdoor spaces and feel included. “We just need to appreciate that if someone's lived experience isn't the same as ours, we should still listen to them and we should still trying to pay them some kind of respect.” Inclusion needs to transcend just being included on covers of magazines. Of course, that’s an important step, but the real questions are: Who is making decisions to put the person in the magazine? Who's making decisions about what they wear? Who's making decisions of how it's presented? We need to have that kind of representation in the places that matter. As yourself: What am I doing to be a better person, a better human for my community? 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Show Notes:Some days it doesn't seem real that Marcus opened a HIIT studio and even more amazed at watching the growthMost of the time it doesn't even feel like work and communication has been the key for him and co-founder Ben BoulwareGrew up in a sports family with his dad playing football at Clemson and he always looked up to his older sisterWhile he might not have lived out his dream of playing in the NFL, he still experienced success by playing college football at Newberry CollegeMarcus believes that success can be measured and defined in many waysDoing what you enjoy will ultimately lead to success in lifeTo Subscribe to Rich Take On Sports YouTube Channel: Rich Take On SportsTo Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesportsTo Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaverTo Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsportsTo Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsportsTo Follow Marcus Brown on Instagram: @marcusbrown8To Follow The Junkyard on Instagram: @thejunkyardfitnessTo Follow The Junkyard on Facebook: @thejunkyardfitnessTo Learn more information about The Junkyard: The JunkyardFeatured Image Photo Credit: Marcus Brown
#10 Marcus Brown : A Healthy Culture & A Healthy Team
Helping You Win
Marcus Brown is one of the Lead Pastors at New Life Church in Arkansas. In this episode he tackles to topic of Healthy Team Culture. Lean in and grab a notebook, it’s so good! Follow @Helpingyouwinpodcast on Instagram
The Big Run - Episode 22 - Marcus Brown - 3 is just a number.
The Big Run
Marcus Brown aka the Marathon Marcus is the host of "A Runners Life" podcast. He has completed the 6 marathon majors and has brought his own marathon time down from 4:55 to sub 3. He is also one of the driving forces behind Black Trailer Runners - Black Trail Runners is a community and campaign group that seeks to increase the inclusion, participation and representation of black people in trail running.www.blacktrailrunners.run Marcus is a real inspiration and source of wisdom and perspective when it comes to running and I'm delighted to have him on the show.Be sure to subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts from and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive clips to forthcoming guests.Thanks for listening. Danny
Marcus Brown Aka The Marathon Marcus discusses with Coach Alli everything about his personal running journey, all of the ups and downs that go along with it, and how he managed to run a sub 3 hour marathon: S1 - EP 52
Marcus Brown went from running his first marathon in 4 hours and 58 minutes to finish his last marathon at the 2020 Dorney Lake Marathon in 2020 with a 2:56:19 final time. In this episode, we talk about Marcus's journey on his way to run a sub 3 marathon, the beauty and joy of running in itself and so much more!Marcus Brown is a World Marathon Majors Six Star Finisher, Half Marathon Des Sables Peru finisher, speaker, writer, England Athletics LiRF Coach.If you ever want to talk to a fellow running friend, The Marathon Marcus is your go-to guy!Thank you for listening to this week's episode on the RUNWITHALLI LIVE Podcast! Please be sure to subscribe to the show, so you never miss out on a new weekly episode with a new special guest and topic every week! On here, we keep it fun, unedited, uncut, and REAL!Coach AlliConnect with Marcus on Instagram here!Listen & Subscribe to The Marathon Marcus's Podcast: A Runner's Life here!Website here!To get in touch, email Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=7ESLCYQNLFSTQ)
26. Marcus Brown: The Power of Belief, Hard Work, and Representation
The Longest Stride
"You have doubts in your head and there’s times when you’re by yourself thinking how is this even possible and then you come through and you think actually when I believed in myself and when I trusted myself these things do happen." - Marcus Brown Marcus Brown’s journey to break the 3-hour marathon mark is an accomplishment in itself considering he started his journey North of 4 hours; however, Marcus is so much more than the time on a clock. In this episode, we discuss Marcus’ running journey which includes becoming a World Marathon Major 6-Star finisher and the work he’s doing to raise awareness to social injustice by leveraging his social media presence to affect real change. The power of belief, hard work, and representation is a common theme throughout the episode. To learn more about Marcus, you can follow him on Instagram at: @themarathonmarcus
26. Marcus Brown of A Runner's Life Podcast on Running a Sub-3 Hour Marathon
The Athlinks Podcast Hosted by Troy Busot
Like the tip of an iceberg, what the outside world sees is the shining 2 hour 56 minute and 19 second marathon finish that sticks up above the surface. What is not seen is the incredible mass of hours, miles, support from family and friends, previous shortfalls and near misses that went into the celebrated achievement. On the podcast today, we have Marcus Brown - otherwise known as @TheMarathonMarcus - of A Runner's Life podcast. He joins us from London where thoughtfully recounts his ten year journey from a barely sub-5 hour marathon at London to his freshly minted sub-3 at Dourney Lake. I am once again greatly inspired by a guest. Marcus' approach to both training and racing has motivated me to adopt some of his practices and philosophies. I really hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. Links: Marcus Brown on Athlinks https://www.athlinks.com/athletes/452895800 A Runner's Life Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-runners-life/id1504303593 Marcus Brown on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themarathonmarcus/ Hope you enjoyed it - more people racing more often having more fun in the process is our mission. Thanks again to Marcus Brown of the Black Trail Runners & The Runner's Life podcast for spending part of his Holiday break with us and talking about running and giving us the secret to breaking 3 hours. The best way to support this podcast is to click subscribe on iTunes or follow on Spotify to be notified of new shows. Share it anyone you think would enjoy it, email, text, Twitter, Facebook - you get it - and please - take 3 minutes to give us a rating and a quick review on iTunes. We do a special post for each episode on Instagram, so look for the post for episode 26 with a picture of Marcus if you have comments or questions - we are @athlinks or shoot us an email to email@example.com. Again, share it with friends far and wide to help spread the word, until next time, happy racing everybody. Make sure to visit http://www.athlinks.com to claim your race results and own race day forever.
13 | London, England with Marcus Brown: Running in the UK
This week we travel across the pond to London and are so happy to welcome Marcus Brown to the podcast! Marcus (best known on Instagram as The Marathon Marcus) is a marathoner who began running in 2006 and has since whittled down his time from 4:55 to a very fast 2:56. Marcus tells us about his journey to pursue a sub three hour marathon and he shows us that if you really want to achieve a goal, you'll keep pushing until it happens. Marcus is also a World Marathon Majors Six Star finisher, writer, coach, co founder of Black Trail Runners and podcast host of his show, "A Runner's Life," a great podcast which you should definitely subscribe to.In this episode we have a fun and in depth conversation about Marcus's running and future goals he is aiming to achieve, the mission of Black Trail Runners, how he started his podcast, the marathon that we are going to run together and of course, all things running, filling our stomach, exploring, racing and more in London. Marcus is truly an inspirational runner that is doing great things in the world, don't miss this fun conversation friends!To read all about Marcus's recommendations in London, click HERE for the full show notes.Where to find Marcus:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themarathonmarcus/A Runner's Life Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-runners-life/id1504303593Website: https://marathonmarcus.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/marathon_marcus?lang=enInstagram for Black Trail Runners: https://www.instagram.com/blacktrailrunners/Where to find Natalie and Jerold:Natalie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natrunsfar/Suite Run Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suiterun/Natalie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/natrunsfarSuite Run Twitter: https://twitter.com/suiterunNatalie's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natrunsfarSuite Run Website: https://www.suiterun.com/Suite Run Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuiteRun/Natalie's Blog: http://www.natrunsfar.com/Share this episode with your friends, subscribe to the show and leave a rating and review (which will help others find the show) on Apple Podcasts! We appreciate you guys so much, thank you for listening!Intro music: Pipes of a Stranger
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