Episode 1: Jack Fleming, Boston Marathon

In our first episode, we talk with Jack Fleming, CEO of the BAA/Boston Marathon. Among other things, we discuss: 

* His history in the sport of running

* The spirit and tradition of the Boston Marathon

* Where Jack was, and what he did, during the bomb explosions of 2013

* The amazing 2014 Boston Marathon

* Eliud Kipchoge's appearance at Boston last April, 2023

* What happened when local police were called to confront a Black cheer group last April

* What Jack says to Meb Keflezighi every time he sees Meb

* Boston's famous/infamous qualifying procedures

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