Episode 428: Ben Blankenship – 1500m Olympian Moving to the Marathon with Coach Ryan Hall

Ben Blankenship is a 2016 Olympian in the 1500m where he placed 8th in the finals. He is US 10k Champion from 2018 and a National Club Cross Champion. He is training for his first marathon under the coaching of Ryan Hall.

We chat all about his running history as well as what it is like to now be training as a marathoner.

Photo credit: Jessica Gabriel (@jgabriel16)

What we talked about:

4:00- Ben’s transition into the marathon

6:15- Running the 1500m

13:00- His support in the running community

16:35- Post collegiate running

21:10- The Oregon Track Club

23:45- Training alone

35:40- His relationship with Ryan Hall and the decision to coach with him

40:05- Where he is at in his marathon training

46:40- Getting advice from other marathoners

50:55- What he is looking forward to with the marathon

56:50- End of podcast questions

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