Episode 247: Laura Thweatt – 2:25 Marathoner & 5th place at the Olympic Marathon Trials
Laura Thweatt, a 2:25 marathoner recently placed 5th at the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta. Though the goal was to make the team and place top three at the trials, there was a lot to be said about Laura’s 5th place finish and in a big way that day, she resurrected her marathon career after a long battle with injury.
Laura raced fiercely and bravely in February at the trials and laid it all out there. It was so fun to see her race with so much confidence and if you weren’t a fan before I don’t see how you won’t be after hearing this conversation. On top of being an insanely talented and driven runner, she is really fun!
Laura lives in Boulder, Co and trains with Joe Bosshard’s group. In this conversation we get to hear about what it’s like to be the only marathoner in that group and why she chose to train with them. We also get to hear about how different her training is now compared to what she used to do and what the trials race meant to her. Laura and I also might just get into a little “Love is Blind” talk as well at the end of the conversation, because a girl just can’t help herself when she finds out the person she is interviewing is invested in trash TV like she is.
Enjoy my conversation with Laura!