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ROO #24: Nate Jenkins on Professional Running and Staying Injury-Free

Nate Jenkins is a professional runner and math teacher. Nate began running in middle school, ran throughout college, and later became a professional runner. Nate now balances running with his full-time teaching position as a math teacher.

In this episode we discuss Nate’s running background, from how he began running to his transition to professional running. Nate recounts the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon where he ran 2:14, placing seventh and ahead of Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi. Nate discusses his journey with injuries and how yoga has helped him stay injury-free. Lastly, Nate shares what races are ahead for 2014.

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