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Bonus Round with 300 Pounds and Running's Martinus Evans

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Martinus Evans of 300 Pounds and Running for a #StartingLine

What was supposed to be a 30-minute interview stretched well over an hour. Martinus dropped too much wisdom and character to cram into the original written piece, BUT I did save the recording of the interview, which was chock-full of gems. 

So today for your listening pleasure, we've got EBC x 300 PAR—sound clips from the original interview. That means Mr. Martinus Evans on everything from his fellow runners Latoya Shauntay Snell and Mirna Valerio, to pull ups, starting his own podcast, as well as fear and authenticity as a plus-sized runner in the media spotlight.

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CLIP #1: Martinus talks about his friend and viral sensation Mirna Valerio, and how she encouraged him to get his 300 Pounds and Running Podcast off the ground. 

Clip #2: Martinus talks about sexism facing his female fellow plus-sized runners—and his friend (and The Long Run Podcast co-host) Latoya Shauntay Snell's insane push up game.

Clip #3: Martinus digs into the struggle to be authentic while trying to build an online following when your narrative isn't exactly linear. Also, he waxes poetic about the glory of running.