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Fit Farmer, Ep 17: Cowboys can run, too

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 19, 2021

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Running is one of those activities that can be very polarizing: many seem to either love it or hate it.

For this episode of the Fit Farmer podcast, co-hosts Shaun Haney and Gary Chambers brought in someone who actually knows what he’s doing, because neither co-host is super confident in the running department.

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Justin Kurek of Calgary, Alta., was born with Perthes disease and was told he would never be an athlete. He has now seen the top of the podium many times in races, including winning the 2014 and 2015 50 km ultra, the National Championships in Calgary, representing Canada in the World Trophy Finals in Qatar, and even winning this years’ Calgary Marathon.

Kurek also holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon ran dressed as a cowboy. He hopes to one day run all six marathon majors.

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But why running? Why was that the exercise of choice? Kurek says it’s because it’s the one sport that is very personal, and all about challenging yourself.

“It has simplicity to it. It’s something that you can just pick up a pair of shoes, and out the door you go. You don’t have to wait for perfect conditions. You don’t have to wait for everyone else. It’s just something that you can really own and control,” he says.

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Join the trio for an inspiring conversation for the why’s behind running, and so much more:

 

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