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The Urban Sports Insider podcast explores the world of urban group sports, and culture through conversation. Hosted by a member of the NYC runner and arts community, Marcus Hedgpeth, the podcast delves into the nuances of participating in group sports, the politics surrounding sport, the ways participating in athletics has benefited each guest, and what role health and movement play in their daily lives. The podcast seeks to explore these themes, as well as aid those seeking their own commun ...
 
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In episode 12 host Marcus speaks with Jerry & Ashley of NYC's rebellious running crew Gold Finger Track Club. Jerry Francois started his clothing label Gold Finger and later GFTC out of a feeling of not having access, and wanting to create something of his own for him & his friends and other people looking for more inclusivity in those worlds. A gr…
 
In episode 11 of the Urban Sports Insider Podcast, host Marcus speaks with Ray & Eric, co-founders of Resident Runners. RR is a small group of 3 guys who train together and lead weekly group runs in Brooklyn, NY. Their collective personalities have set themselves apart from other groups in NYC and they've gained lots of attention considering it's a…
 
In episode 10 host Marcus speaks with Jessie Zapo, founder of Girls Run NYC, original co-captain of The NYC Bridgerunners, co-founder of Black Roses NYC, and ambassador for Adidas Women & Adidas Running. The episode dives into Jessie's background and how she came up in the NYC & global running scene. Jessie speaks about running & creativity as well…
 
In episode 8 we speak to @marsgreen founder of @districtrunningcollective. Seeing the global running community grow, Matt decided he needed to bring that energy to DC and to bring their energy to the world. DRC has grown into a family of hundreds of runners that hit the pavement together in the Nation’s Capital and abroad. We speak about representa…
 
In episode 7 host Marcus Hedgpeth speaks with Mike Saes - the founder, and co-captain of the New York City Bridgerunners who have been blazing the trails of the urban running scene since its inception in NY and around the world. Saes speaks about how his days as a graffiti writer running from the cops at night inspired him to create this community …
 
In Episode 6 of the Urban Sports Insider Podcast, host Marcus speaks with Huyen Nguyen about how fitness and nutrition has influenced her life, and helped her find her center living in the US. They also speak about her background as a Vietnamese German-born woman, and the representation of woman and people of color in the wellness community. This e…
 
Ep. 5 host Marcus chats with OG bridgerunner Chris Taha about how being involved in the running community and sports has enriched his life, and how the community has continued to support his businesses and vice versa. Chris also talks about the importance of giving back to his community including providing spaces where people can connect and create…
 
Geb Hilado is a staple of the NYC running community. He shares how as an ex-baller post-high school he wanted to stay active and found running groups in the city were a great way to meet people, and that there's a different group doing something fresh and new almost every night of the week so he had a place he could channel all of his energy. A sup…
 
Episode 3 of the Urban Sports Insider Podcast features Hector Espinal the co-founder/captain of Washington Heights’ WeRun Uptown Crew. Hector shares his story of how a break-up inspired him to lose weight and start running, how becoming a father and working long hours has challenged him to stay committed to the sport, and eventually against all odd…
 
In episode 2 of The Urban Sports Insider podcast, host Marcus Hedgpeth has a conversation with co-captain of women's running collective 'Girls Run NYC', Ameerah Omar. Ameerah is a life-coach, former college track & field athlete, and former fashion industry director who uses running as mediation, and a way to connect with people and herself. In the…
 
Episode 1, local runners; host Marcus Hedgpeth and Happy Gamboa sit down for a conversation about their relationship with running in New York City. As runners who participate in group sports, and organized races as well, they tackle topics such as how the running scene has evolved, women’s running, their favorite routes, how to find people to run w…
 
Putting health issues behind her, and with Tokyo 2020 in her sights, we ask: what drives Canada's fastest woman in the marathon to get better, stronger, faster?Lanni Marchant is the Canadian female record holder in the marathon and half marathon. She has won multiple national 10k championships, and a Pan Am Games bronze medal. She competed in two e…
 
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