Sharon Lokedi recently won the NYC Marathon. This was her debut marathon and she ran 2:23:23. Sharon is a part of the Dark Sky Distance training group in Flagstaff, Arizona coached by Stephen Haas. She also trains in Kenya. She went to the University of Kansas where she was an NCAA Champion and a 10-time All American. She runs professionally for Under Armor.
In this episode, we chat about her race at the NYC Marathon and what the race meant to her, her history with running, her training group, and more!
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What we talked about:
3:30- Updates from Sharon coming off of the NYC Marathon
5:25- Being back in Kenya with her family
8:45- The running community growing up
12:35- Running for Kansas
14:30- How she met her fiancé, Edward Cheserek
16:20- Her training group and training in Flagstaff and Kenya
23:00- The decision to run the marathon
24:15- Goals going into the NYC Marathon
26:00- Recapping the race
30:25- Emotions after crossing the finish line
33:45- Under Armour shoes
37:55- Accomplishing such a big goal of winning the NYC Marathon
40:45- Sharon’s big goals
44:40- End of podcast questions
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