March 2020

TheBurg News - Greater Harrisburg's Community Magazine

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 67 of 71

68 | | 03.20 I t's possibly the most-listened-to podcast produced in the Harrisburg area. e stats are impressive: 8.4 million total downloads, including 100,000 monthly downloads to a worldwide audience, and a banner 10th anniversary this month. In podcast years, that makes Marathon Training Academy the old man on the block. "When we first started, we didn't know how it would be received," said Angie Spencer. "We figured there would be an appetite, but we've been blown away." Her partner, at Marathon Training Academy and in life, is her husband Trevor. From a home base of Carlisle, the couple records three monthly podcasts, offering marathon training and running advice, plus interviews with health and fitness experts, authors and runners. Guests run the gamut, from elite athletes like Shalane Flanagan, Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi to trailblazing novice runners like the Philadelphia area's Gene Dykes—who recently became the fastest marathoner over the age of 70. Running advice and stories, it turns out, are perfect for podcasts. "No matter how famous or accomplished, most runners have gone through struggles that are very relatable," Trevor said. "ey've questioned why they're putting themselves through suffering, they've had breakthroughs that are amazing, and it's all inspiring." And they tend to be great podcast guests. "Most people in the running community are humble and caring, approachable and down to earth," Trevor said. Run heaR From their Carlisle home, couple hosts popular running, marathon podcast. By Karen Hendricks Trevor Spencer Angie Spencer

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of TheBurg - March 2020