Episode 484: Matt McDonald – 10th at 2023 Boston Marathon, Training with the B.A.A., Post-Doctoral Associate at MIT

Matt McDonald finished 10th at the Boston Marathon this past year in 2023. He was the 2nd American behind Scott Fauble. He lives in Boston and trains with the BAA. He placed 10th at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials running 2:12:19. He has PR of 2:09:49 and a half marathon PR of 63:56. He is a graduate of Princeton University, he holds a doctorate in chemical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and is currently a post-doctoral associate in chemical engineering at MIT.

What we talked about:

3:45- What he does for work

9:00- His experience at the Boston Marathon

13:15- Taking risks in races

22:45- Looking back at the 2020 trails

26:45- Switching from training with Atlanta Track Club to the BAA

35:15- Mindset looking ahead at future races

42:50- His training partners

46:00- Balancing work and running

51:50- Keeping running fun

56:00- End of podcast questions

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