Today, the "500 Over 140.6" Honor Roll received an important highlight from a top running podcast. Phedippidations, is named after the legendary Greek herald who ran from the battlefield of Marathon to the city of Athens to proclaim, "Nenikékamen!," or, "We are victorious!" It's from this historic run that we derive the modern day marathon.
Phedippidations is a podcast of thoughts, opinions, observations and rambling diatribes composed during distance long runs. "Phedippidations is all about running", says show host Steve Runner, a self described "middle aged, middle of the pack average distance runner" who has completed 15 marathons, including six Boston Marathons. Steve records much of the program on the road while he is running and each weekly episode is dedicated to a specific theme.
Whether you are a new runner or a veteran; a track speedster, 5k dasher, marathon cruiser, or ultra distance master, Phedippidations is piece of cyberspace of interest to you. Steve does a masterful job of teaching the history, science, mechanics, lore, ethics, and love of running in an intelligent and eloquent, yet approachable, format. His goal isn't just to entertain and educate but to bring us all, from every corner of the world, together as runners.
Steve is the co-creator of one of the coolest projects anywhere on the internet ... (insert big announcer radio voice)... The Second Annual World Wide Half Marathon. It will be held the weekend of October 13 - 14, 2007 at... well... at wherever you are that weekend. This half marathon, along with the "Kick the Couch 5k" will have someone from every continent, all over the world at the very same time, running with you! Join a truly global community of fellow runners in a free, non-commercial event that celebrates the joy of running, with the challenge of a race! Learn more about it at http://www.worldwidehalf.com/ .
Pheddippidations was highlighted in September 2007 issue of Runners World and has 15,000 weekly listeners. PodcastAlley.com ranked it number 1 out of over 1,300 podcasts in the Sports and Recreation category and it is consistantly in the top 25 overall out of over 36,000 podcasts.
So it would come as no surpise that I'm delighted that Phedippidations has noticed the "500 Over 140.6" Honor Roll. It's only fitting that the cancer fighters, survivors, and souls on the Honor Roll get continued recognition for their struggle in the war against cancer. My running visor is off to Steve, and all of the "500 Over 140.6" Ambassadors for getting the word out about the campaign.
Run Long and Taper, Steve.
Phedippidations can be downloaded for free at iTunes or PodcastAlly. No MP3 player or iPod, you say? No problem, you can listen to the latest and archived shows here.
'BoomerNation, keep submitting names to the Honor Roll. I'd like nothing more than to have your support and encourage your honoree and their family in the hope of a world free from cancer.