Ep.92 || Sean McGorty | Achilles Surgery in '21 July to World Championships in '22 July | The Team Atmosphere on Bowerman TC | We Watched his U.S. 10k with the McGorty Family!!
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Ep.92 || Sean McGorty | Achilles Surgery in '21 July to World Championships in '22 July | The Team Atmosphere on Bowerman TC | We Watched his U.S. 10k with the McGorty Family!!

Your favorite 2 Black Runners Aaron & Joshua Potts are joined with a member of the recently formed USA 10,000m World Championships Team, Sean McGorty. Sean is the 10th fastest 10,000m American of all-time in the event in his first year doing it and made the U.S. team at the 2022 Prefontaine Classic in only his second 10,000m race of his life. In this episode the Potts brothers talk about watching the U.S. Championship Final with McGorty's parents in in the Bowerman Fan Section, his family's love for UNC Basketball, legendary 8:46 solo 3200m in high school, coming back from numerous injuries, and so much more.

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00:00 Episode Preview  

00:54 2BR Intro 

02:14 Sean McGorty 

Introduction 02:51 

Interview Starts 04:18 

We are BIG Bowerman fans 05:24 

Describing the Bowerman Fan Section in Hayward Field 

06:40 Was it weird having the 10,000m Champs away from USAs Championships? 

08:32 Looking back do you feel like you ran a good race at the Prefontaine Classic? 

10:30 Stressing out his Mom and Elise Cranny? 

11:16 Do you talk to Elise about strategies to run better races? 

12:26 Gaining a better appreciation for the 10k 

13:15 Have your parents always been invested in your running? 

13:53 Parents running in college 

14:20 Aaron's first time seeing Sean McGorty in 2013 

15:26 Were your parents big basketball fans at UNC? 

16:16 Any connection to University of Virginia? 

17:14 When did you start running? 

18:47 Starting his successful high school cross country season? 

19:38 Mom inspiration 20:56 How has it been getting that support from the Bowerman track club? 

24:09 His strong bond with Grant Fisher, Elise Cranny, and Vanessa Fraser as Stanford teammates to Bowerman teammates 

26:32 When did the goals of being a professional athlete start? 

29:23 Being part of the New Wave of Bowerman 

32:05 Coming back from an achilles last summer to make the world team. 

34:36 What's been the toughest thing about coming back? 

36:33 From going thru the injuries do you feel like you know your body better now? 

39:13 A lot of running is pain 40:06 #NextStopOregon Segment starts 

40:36 What does your chance to compete at the World Championships mean to you? 

41:38 Did you think it was going to be the 10k that would get you there? 

42:28 Are you gonna do the 5 at USA’s? 

43:27 Running 8:46 by yourself in high school 

46:25 Do you follow Stanford track & field right now? 

47:36 Spreading rumors about Leo and Lex Young 

49:11 Fav food spots in Oregon 

51:08 Who should we have next on the podcast? 

52:27 What mark do you want to leave on the sport of running? 

53:57 If you want to hear more about Sean 

55:28 Episode end

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