Apolo Ohno Talks Marathon Mission
Olympic gold medalist talks challenges, training and future plans
- Duration 9:07
- Date Nov 3, 2011
Olympic gold medalist talks challenges, training and future plans
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Gonna start off with something special this morning because he -- in the house Apollo -- and win this guy.
Runs now explaining he's running.
Why am -- holding this up I'm not going to hurt later although I need a church fans.
And I will take this with me this Sunday let's welcome him this morning opponent gets you angry at this time you were just on FOX & Friends and that we we snacking when you -- out the building.
We appreciate you coming -- dot com you have a special event that -- getting ready to to race for and I know a lot of people -- you for your eight.
Metals that you've won on the pace and speed skating but now you're taking -- a news sports -- tell me about that.
A new sport sport of running.
Some -- totally different you know I'm running my first marathon here in New York this Sunday engineers -- marathon.
I've always one of America in my entire life your boys ask him cable but that's critical but what what what why you know -- grant says he.
If you're an Olympic skater you don't have anything to -- -- we try to do so you know I would -- -- run a marathon subway.
Actually have a really good released it was so when one of my partners.
And Jared from subway ran a marathon last year.
Completed it this year he challenged all the famous fans all the athletes who you wanted to -- with and the -- and it just think people look accurately stuck on yourself.
Think they never think.
But there's a group called famous fans here -- just -- -- all yourself that.
No no obvious that this is a group of athletes myself and -- Michael Phelps went -- have a lot of these athletes aren't limited to apps that are sponsored by subway have a list of -- part of the team.
And -- Jared says OK guys listen who's gonna run marathon this year -- -- I'll do little to the challenge why not you know if I look around and I -- and I don't hear back from -- athletes -- the -- I'm the only one running.
Honestly guys it's a competing so we'll know the other people into New York City mayor right we -- we -- Taliban capital anyone and we want to come here and watching -- have.
-- -- friends and family township -- so the process began a six months ago the data of -- to -- senator miles.
And initially people like look man -- Olympic athletes leader for fifteen years of life is being a problem for you -- -- like this and I trained for race that lasts forty seconds long.
Forty seconds now running for hours it's -- different and so.
Originally I I didn't like to run past four miles and that's what my breaking point now now and I -- go for a single inhaler yet.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I loved it and I was probably your age back right when -- experience and many years ago.
But I I love the actual training for it because I I never really ran competitively during the races.
But it was fun to kind of get together I don't know if you train alone or in a group I do like to have you've got to run 1516 miles like every seven days or so and then it.
Push yourself further and and people don't realize that you're not running marathons once a week.
I -- don't know.
Yeah I mean the most of them ran today is actually twenty miles but you haven't actually run the 26 points in the Hudson no I haven't so I travel it's when he put his clicked in my -- the -- on the hook up.
But a little late now I got a great.
Okay so we might first 26 point two miles that actually run and gun and then to twenties.
I have a really good training partner and I ran here you -- he's -- confidence -- rush worth to help me out as a proxy runs with he's gonna actually running next to me with me.
And here's the kicker if I run under four hours subway will donate 226000.
For every mile oh wow towards the Special Olympics who I'm running on behalf that's kind of your partner exactly so have a great relationship special of the -- ambassadors I have spokesperson -- want -- you know get did -- to more people involved in the inclusion of Special Olympics and.
Yes and the -- your -- and that's the pressure haven't run a marathon yeah gore and I certainly have not won any Olympic medals doing anything.
At four hours is a really respectable time.
I mean four hours is one of those times where you get like a free dinner at the end of the race for organized and permitted nice to have with it president warnings out right.
So under four hours is really pushing it so how faster -- -- -- -- We're shooting for.
Around seven birdies okay -- -- we we would I would like you I would like to do you like I and a 330.
-- for now that's my do you wish banana.
-- -- account really not a banana eater but I do want to run we we haven't ruled gel that I hit a wall unit and a get a bit lot of lot of walls will be hitting.
Because you know what I don't like out there that -- at all right quickly hitting that Jarrett.
Of course I don't think that your guys ever struggled with this way but I'm -- -- out there they're there I have actually haven't really from -- sport actually have.
To me about that -- -- support isn't really can't believe is an absolutely.
No sound like Mike's.
Orders revolved around like wait.
Around power weight -- -- the letter U or the stronger you have to be and you want that -- -- very light and very very powerful.
In my sport I would never national letter guys I was with a bit more stuff is always strong but -- the heavier.
So is it.
Always my entire career -- actually one of the bigger guys and that's what we've not I've got -- since that's who we won sixteen the tiny.
How much weight that I really little jockeys you know and all of them all these kids -- like 1718 years old now.
Good and Helena and point nine.
Do -- and I went yeah.
I think actually at a younger than you turn -- -- -- -- wow -- outside that no I'm teasing you.
So it's not been good morning I'm like forever don't ever get any connection between you and plan like that -- about can -- ask that is the subway is really known.
For helping people get through.
The weight loss apps without happier -- like almost like 200 -- six -- for him -- that he's actually kept it off which is really difficult decisions -- a sporting your I think I'm gonna do -- -- it's consistency so.
Mean look at the reasons why we're in the marathon is a obviously I want to do this be I -- do this on behalf of the Special Olympics.
And C one inspire people -- because running is a very healthy form what do you think about when you run.
What Al -- best days and -- zoning out I feel good.
Lot of times I just you know thing about business of -- activities.
You know on the mind the mind can wander right but running is one of those perfect places where you can have that time.
To yourself even listen to music and you can think and some of my best decisions.
And ideas come while I'm actually running so.
The the thought process of what's going on your brain.
An oxygen nation that happens you actually get out of you when you're done running you're much more clear mentally.
-- our focus and has been studies that are proven so we're trying to get kids people more active make it right there but this is their life eat the right types of foods at the right times.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- So says there are we're we're getting ready there you got a house -- -- -- the for the Chicago or not that's at San Fran I think.
And I -- from the five K for charity was -- Excellence and you are reading this I think that's part of training is also having other people around -- -- -- is nice to run and I used to listen to the rhythm of the back of my -- hitting the pavement over.
And I love to run and rain.
Because it makes more sound oh yeah.
And it just kind of get into that rhythm.
But what -- have other people around me it's really distracting it's in my believing we get off and -- start collect.
I -- -- and I -- into an accident 40000 nightmare like a million people on the streets partying hanging out.
-- -- -- Okay so you got that coming up and then are we gonna see you on the ice.
Fisher so young you're gonna 28 after -- -- points right now between five -- in here know that that argument do you think you'll have yes.
We'll -- don't take I'll take a long break from the sport I had a wonderful fifteen year career.
We'll see my heart I still listen I -- love the Olympic Games I will be in London the summer Olympic Games.
Doing some very very cool things behind the behind the scenes with some athletes in -- the courage.
Exodus of some of the sponsors there I'll be in Sochi Russia for the winter games and I'm not sure -- haven't skates with me or not but.
Probably imagine traveling that the states although you didn't need -- into the start to need them.
What a guy that.
CI ESP speeds getting that doesn't have music playing in the background so they can get to see you're still well before the race you know -- is -- -- -- -- personal.
Well out -- here this morning it is they subway give me the title at the website.
The reps say people and go to -- also can donate support and check out more information.
Go to crowd rise dot com it's slash Apollo EPO -- crowd rise dot com slash Apollo -- more information.
I'm running actually.
I think once we figure -- my big numbers people can actually log on -- -- -- Going on here is this is big benefit of being mean and I ask you have you -- all the fast and we have people in the back you're going to lose the crowd and understanding.
Another brilliant and so we got that up there and then 26000 dollars extra goes to Special Olympics if you can run under.
Under the arango -- his well that's who we want to gain more awareness for this cause I'm running for special looks fantastic organization that that.
The -- -- that'd be actually held 2015.
Back in Los Angeles with an announcement on so excellent exciting times the man also -- -- -- -- you thank you very good luck this Sunday thank you I'm all right.