July 27, 2020
On July 5, 2020 I started my dream of completing the iconic 211 mile John Muir Trail along with my friends Elan Lieber and Gabi Maudiere. What happened over the next 14 days is the topic of discussion on today's podcast: the highs and lows, went we did right, what we did wrong, the surprise at the end and much more.  + My gear video + GoFundMe for Tommy Rivers + The Billy Yang Running Community:  ______ 
July 5, 2020
Honored and delighted to finally sit down with ultrarunning legend and trailblazer Krissy Moehl. She ran her first ultramarathon (the Chuckanut 50K) back in 2000 and has been dominating ever since. With wins at high profile races like HURT100, UTMB, Hardrock, Ultra Trail Mt Fuji among many others, she's cemented her name in the pantheon of the greats. But it was also her perspective and diverse work that I was interested in chatting about too so we cover all aspects of the sport, of life and what the future holds. + Krissy's website + Krissy's TEDx Talk + The Billy Yang Running Community:  ______ 
June 8, 2020
(Postponed release by two weeks due to protests) Honored to speak with Canadian and Arcteryx athlete Adam Campbell (38:19). He has been a hugely successful ultrarunner who has suffered some tragic events. One nearly cost him his life when in August of 2016, he fell off a mountain during an FKT attempt. But the biggest tragedy occurred in January of 2020 when he lost his wife Laura "LK" Kosakoski from a ski accident. How does one find the strength and courage to move on? We get into it in our chat. Also, past guest and coach Jason Koop comes on (6:22) to speak and memorialize his friend, noted author and podcaster David Clark.   + The Billy Yang Running Community: + "In Constant Motion": + "Eat Sh*t & Die" by David Clark: + GoFundMe:  ______ 
June 2, 2020
In the aftermath of the George Floyd/BLM Protests in LA to the subsequent destruction of our family's store since 1984, I offer some brief albeit stream of consciousness thoughts. But mainly gratitude for all the generous support you've shown me and my family. Thank you.  GoFundMe Link:
April 22, 2020
Excited to have on Brogan Graham today (14:55) one of the co-founders of the fitness movement that is the November Project. We talk about a lot including our budding bromance, how the fitness movement went global, Boston Marathon bombings, adjusting life and community in wake of this global pandemic. What a fun chat! I also brought on my good friend Elan Lieber (3:52) to talk about the GoFundMe he established for his former employees at Yali's (100% proceeds will go to them).  + The Billy Yang Running Community: + "Showing Up": + Window Seat - Atlanta: + Yali's GoFundMe:  ______ 
April 1, 2020
Coach, Speaker, Ultrastud and good friend Jimmy Dean Freeman (20:30) finally joins me on the pod to discuss how he's coping with the pandemic, how to maintain positive thinking, some 100-mile war stories...and that time he was instrumental in me going on a dating show? Also, we have Western States Race Director Craig Thornley (6:39) preceding the conversation to talk about the recent cancellation for just the second time in the race's history.  + From Squaw to Auburn: + Soil and Oak: + Quarantine Backyard Ultra:  ______ 
March 22, 2020
Past guest Justin Grunewald put on his doctor hat for an update on Covid-19 and its affect on the medical front (7:06). Then a long form conversation with Ultrarunner Podcast host Eric Schranz (22:47) to do a deep dive on ultrarunning, Western States, elite women's influence on the younger generation...and much more! + Gunhild's WS Finish: + Ladia/Sunny at Broken Arrow: + Rainn Wilson + Billie Eilish:  ______ 
March 17, 2020
First a conversation with Italy resident Christine Godfrey (6:14) for a report of the country. Then a conversation with elite runner Corrine Malcolm (23:36) about her article posted on iRunFar about Covid-19. And finally, my chat with Pioneer Spirit 50-Mile champion Tim Tollefson (47:19) about his win and mindset.  + Corrine's iRunFar Covid-19 article:
March 13, 2020
In lieu of the global news events in the last 24 hours surrounding the Covid-19 aka the Coronavirus, we invited Coach Jason Koop alongside Mario Fraioli for our weekly show to talk about the virus and the impact it's having on running and sporting events around the world. The Weekly Rundown is typically a Patreon exclusive podcast for the supporters of Mario Fraioli and myself.
February 27, 2020
The Weekly Rundown is a Patreon exclusive podcast for our supporters and on our latest episode, Mario Fraioli and I break down the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials field - both the men and women, who the favorites/darkhorses are and our - really *my* - picks to make the top-3 Americans to punch their tickets to the Toyko Olympics.
February 19, 2020
From Hawaii, I sat down with Justin Grunewald and Amanda Basham for a long form conversation about life, love and hope. We get into many topics both big and small, in particular what life has been like after the passing of his wife Gabe Grunewald, both of their FKT runs on the Kalalau Trail and much more.
January 27, 2020
My thoughts on the sudden passing of a great LA sports icon & hero in Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter, Gianna Bryant.
January 17, 2020
First show of 2020! I launch into a state of the show and plans for the first part of the New Year before I bring on ultrarunners Mario Mendoza and Courtney Dauwalter via phone. We chat about Mario's recent 50K treadmill record effort. And then we check in on 2019 Ultrarunner of the Year Courtney Dauwalter to reflect on the past year and what she's looking forward to in 2020.
January 1, 2020
The Weekly Rundown is typically a Patreon exclusive podcast for your our supporters and on our latest episode, Mario Fraioli and I recap performances of the year from 2019, what we learned from our brief social media detox, Jim Walmsley's incredible past few weeks of training, our plans for 2020 and much more!
December 9, 2019
Had the honor of speaking with genocide survivor Gilbert Tuhabonye as he recounts his story of growing up in Burundi, Africa during tribal warfare between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes. We also touch upon his recovery, running and much more. :: Podcast Video :: Gilbert's TEDx talk :: "This Truth in my Heart"
December 2, 2019
We're back! And this time, we chat once again with YOU on my second ever "call out" show. I catch you guys up on what's been going on the past few weeks, juggling personal content vs work content and much more. :: Podcast Video :: Live Podcast w/ Gilbert Tuhabonye :: Strava: Becoming a Marathoner
October 10, 2019
What's it like to run 200+ miles while climbing over 80,000 feet in the mountains of Italy? We find out as I sat down with ultra running coach and endurance athlete Jason Koop for an in depth conversation about Tor de Geants in Italy. We also talk doping and Alberto Salazar/Nike Oregon Project and much much more. :: Our Video Conversation
September 18, 2019
Lucy Bartholomew is a 23-year old ultrarunning phenom out of Australia who started her journey when she was just 16-years of age. In our conversation we talk about her rise in the ranks of ultramarathons, her wanderlust spirit...and much more! :: Our Video Conversation :: Man Punches Kangaroo :: Lucy and the Western States 100
September 3, 2019
"The Weekly Rundown" is typically a Patreon only podcast for supporters, but on the heels of one of the biggest ultra race that is UTMB, my co-host Mario Fraioli and I brought on Jason Koop to dissect what went right and wrong in the race for US competitors, both on the men and women's side, the very impressive live media coverage and much more.
August 29, 2019
"The Weekly Rundown" is typically a Patreon only podcast for supporters, but being that we are on the eve of one of the biggest ultra race that is UTMB, we brought on two very special guests in Corrine Malcolm and Dylan Bowman to break down the elite field, both on the men and women's side.
August 18, 2019
Rich Roll is the host of the popular "The Rich Roll Podcast", the bestselling author of his personal memoir "Finding Ultra", a plant-based wellness advocate/athlete and much more. Today we discuss his amazing journey. :: Tickets for the Sept. 27th Live Event :: RRP w/ David Goggins :: RRP w/ Kilian Jornet
August 6, 2019
Today, we welcome Justin Grunewald as we share an important conversation about life, loss and love as the husband of the late and great Gabe Grunewald.  :: Brave Like Gabe :: Hope: The Gabe Grunewald Story :: The National's dedication to Gabe :: Stuart Scott at the ESPYs
July 5, 2019
A conversation with 2 elite athletes (Jim Walmsley, Brittany Peterson) and 2 age groupers (Mac McIntosh, Michael Chamoun) recapping their days at the 2019 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.  Jim Walmsley 14:09:28 (Course Record) Brittany Peterson 17:34:29 (2nd Place Female) Mac McIntosh 25:49:57 Michael Chamoun 23:54:35
June 13, 2019
The story of 2018 Western States 100 featuring athletes Courtney Dauwalter, Corrine Malcolm and Meghan Laws. Follow their stories throughout the day as they face one of the deepest fields ever assembled on one of the most legendary and iconic ultramarathons in the world. Additional Contributors: Magdalena Boulet, Dylan Bowman, John Trent, John Medinger Camera/Mic Assistant: Adam Mahboubi Music By: Rob Riccardo
April 24, 2019
Such a pleasure sitting down with Western States President and ultra legends "Tropical" John Medinger and his wife Lisa Henson. A fixture on the American ultrarunning scene since the 80s and 90s, the former Lake Sonoma 50 race directors reflect on ultrarunning past, present and future and what life holds after retirement. Listen in!
April 3, 2019
Excited to bring on US/World Mountain Running champ and food aficionado Joe Gray to chat all about his sport, future involvement in ultra running, how he discovered the sport of distance and mountain running and much, much more! :: Joe Gray Mt Washington :: Colorado Window Seat :: Defiant Ones (Trailer)
March 18, 2019
On an adventure trip to the Grand Canyon, I had the privilege of sitting down with noted hunter/ultrarunner Cameron Hanes and elite ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter for a conversation! :: Lift/Run/Shoot :: Who We Are :: Alex Honnold :: The Tribute
February 28, 2019
Today we welcome young rising ultrarunners and recent newlyweds Ellie and Tyler Fox on to the show. If you are unfamiliar with them, a few months ago they decided to eschew a conventional life in favor of life on the road living out of their van and their two pets.
February 13, 2019
We try something new with today's episode with CTS and ultrarunning coach Jason Koop - we involve you by taking your calls and answering your training questions!    :: Jason Koop's Rice Balls :: Seinfeld "Tennis Coach" :: Tim Ferriss and LeBron James :: Bill Dooper "The Ultimate Fan"
January 30, 2019
Today I sit down with Jamil Coury - race director of Aravaipa Running, a Salomon athlete, a restauranteur and content creator. We chat over his growing up in Phoenix, how he found ultrarunning, how being a father shifted his priorities, some of the pressures and pitfalls of being a content creator...and much more!
January 14, 2019
First show of 2019 where the host Billy Yang chats direct and on-air with the audience about goal setting, big races and answering questions. Among the topics covered: training for a race at altitude, Western States 100, racing in Wales, coming back from injury and much more.
December 21, 2018
Chris and Alicia Vargo's journeys before their paths converged in Flagstaff were filled with pain and heart break. Hear their tales from the past and how they found love and happiness in the wake of tragedy and loss.   :: Shay Hostel :: "6 Gifts" :: Alicia Shay Coaching
December 5, 2018
Andy Jones-Wilkins a multiple top 10 Western States 100 finisher sat down with me this past June to talk about his love of that iconic race, overtraining and burnout symptoms that have plagued some in this sport and a host of other topics.  :: AJW's Western States Speech :: CTS Coaching Service :: iRunFar Taproom
October 22, 2018
Timothy Olson, the two-time Western States 100 champion sat down with me to discuss his past and future.  :: The Olson's Love Story :: Run Mindful Retreats :: Munchies :: The Unknown :: 2018 UTMB :: Curiosity
September 26, 2018
Sitting down with the incomparable Courtney Dauwalter, winner of the latest Tahoe 200 Mile Race - almost winning outright and so many more accolades in the sport of ultrarunning.   :: Meeting Courtney at SOB100K :: Courtney on Joe Rogan :: 4-7-8 Breathing Technique: ______
September 20, 2018
My conversation with ultrarunner YiOu Wang after her 10-month trip around the world and the stories and perspective she gained as a result.  :: YiOu on ESPNw :: Louis CK on Airplanes :: Where's YiOu? ______
August 31, 2018
My live conversation with UTMB elite runners Tim Tollefson and Zach Miller from Chamonix. A shakeout run and breakfast/live podcast hosted by BUFF and GU where we discuss the race and much more.  :: "ZACH | Trailer" :: "MONT BLANC" :: "Miller vs. Hawks" ______
August 18, 2018
My conversation with Rob Krar: a deep dive into his struggles with mental health and depression, stories from coming up in the sport of ultrarunning and much, much more.  :: "Depressions" :: Rob Krar Camp :: Rob Krar on Strava
July 25, 2018
My conversation with Dean Leslie: filmmaker/cinematographer best known for his work with Salomon/Red Bull. We chat all about how he got started and the creative process. :: Wandering Fever :: "Trail Dog" :: "Out in the Sierra" :: "The Ultimate Fan" ______
July 10, 2018
In a phone conversation, I chat with mountain athlete Joe Grant about his recent unsupported FKT at the Nolan's 14. Hear the play by play of his journey and other mountain adventures. :: Black Diamond Nolan's Write Up :: The Cougar at Wonderland :: Other Writings _____
July 1, 2018
Hear what happens when a mountain obsessed couple decides to make full-time mountain life possible in a cabin on the outskirts of LA basin ...and more! :: "The Choice" by Katie Grossman :: Dominic's UTMB Proposal :: Dominic's 2013 AC100 Race
June 27, 2018
In the wake of Jim Walmsley's course record win at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, we talk to both he and former course record holder Timothy Olson via phone about their respective record breaking days ...and more! :: Jim's WS Finish :: Timothy's WS Day ______
June 8, 2018
Zach Miller, an professional ultramarathoner and The North Face athlete joins me today to talk about his upbringing, what drives his engine, life at 10,000 feet living at Barr Camp ...and more! :: MONT BLANC :: Zach Chasing Dakota :: Penyalagosa/Trail Championship
May 25, 2018
Christopher McDougall, author of the best-selling book "Born to Run" joins me to speak candidly about the both the popularity and early struggles of the book, the latest news on the movie ...and more! :: The Daily Show Interview :: Christopher McDougall's Website
May 16, 2018
Clare Gallagher, an accomplished ultrarunner and outdoor activist joins me to speak candidly about life prior to ultrarunning, outdoor activism, racing ...and more! :: Clare Gallagher's Website :: "Messengers" :: "Changing Course" :: "Lunch with Clare Gallagher"
May 3, 2018
Scott Jurek, arguably the greatest American male ultrarunner of all time joins me on the show today to talk all things "North" - his through hike on the famed Appalachian Trail, his career in ultrarunning and more! :: Scott Jurek's website :: Scott Jurek/Jim Walmsley :: Distance of Truth trailer
March 21, 2018
If there is one throughline in the arc of 33-year old Guillaume Calmettes' life is that his pursuits are not done at half-speed. From his former life as a skydiver to his now ultrarunning career, Guillaume has always sought to live out his potential. :: Big Dog Ultra: :: Last Big Barkley Workout:
March 9, 2018
From international model to professional ultrarunner: Michele Graglia seemingly had it all. A glitzy lifestyle of modeling, surrounded by beautiful people and drugs. Until one day coming to the realization that he was empty inside. This is his story. + My Patreon Page: + Michele's Instagram: + Keys 100: _____
February 20, 2018
Join in on this conversation with Ann Trason, one of the greatest ultrarunners of all time. Featured in the bestselling book "Born to Run", Ann discusses her recent travels, how she's reinvented herself and her thoughts on the book.  > My Patreon Page: > 15 Hours: > 2013 WS Veteran Panel: _____
February 11, 2018
Today we sit down with TK Pillan, an entrepreneur with a tech background who decided to fill a need by providing delicious, convenient, vegan dishes by opening Veggie Grill along with co-founder Kevin Boylan. Follow his journey from his dot com days to restauranteur and now as VC at Power Plant Ventures. > Veggie Grill: > "Mad Cow" Video Spot: _____
January 26, 2018
Topher Gaylord is many things: a storyteller, an avid traveler, a successful business man in the outdoor space and an incredible athlete in his own right. We discuss how he broke into the outdoor space, how his friendship with the "Ultramarathon Man" Dean Karnazes influenced his decision to become a distance runner and some of his keys to living a fruitful and empowered life. _____
January 2, 2018
Rory Bosio is a mountain athlete for The North Face, specifically a mountain-ultra-trail runner from the Tahoe area in Northern California. She also spends her time as a Pediatric ICU nurse. >"Curiosity": >Rory Bosio on Instagram: >"Boundless" clip: _____
December 13, 2017
Jean-Paul "Mufasa" Bosnoyan (previously fighting under "Lebosnoyani") is a rising young talent in Mixed Martial Arts circles.  Although only 18-years old, he has many years of MMA experience and hopes to take professional MMA by storm one day. >Jean-Paul's Instagram: >Elijah Larkin Fight: >Jean-Paul as an 11-Year Old: _____
November 30, 2017
Mark Gainey, the co-founder and chairman for Strava, Inc. joins me to discuss his journey into becoming a successful entrepreneur and the unfortunate personal events that pushed him to reevaluate his perspective on career and life.  >Strava: >Winning Just By Starting:  _____
November 22, 2017
In this episode, Olympian and Western States winner Magdalena Boulet shares her incredible story about being a Polish immigrant, running for the United States in the Olympics, becoming an American Citizen on September 11th and much more.  ______
November 15, 2017
Tim Tollefson based out of Mammoth Lakes, CA stumbled into the mountain ultra trail scene in 2014 after a couple of frustrating years on the road marathon circuit and hasn't looked back since. His ever growing resume includes many top ultra finishes including being the top American at the past two UTMB's.  _______
November 8, 2017
First episode! Pleased to announce the Billy Yang Podcast and bring on ultrarunner and mountain athlete, Anton Krupicka from Boulder, CO. Delighted and pleased to have Anton on as my first guest and to you for lending me your ear(s).  __________
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