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ROO #93: Chris Vargo on Professional Ultra Running and Overcoming Alcoholism

Chris Vargo is a professional ultra trail runner and running coach.

In the episode, Chris provides his background in endurance sports before he started running. He discusses on his Nike Trail Team sponsorship and the team’s mission. Chris explains what motivated him to become a running coach. He explores the connection between addiction and running. Chris shares his perspective on the drinking culture in the trail running community. He reflects on how his running coaching has also served as a platform for him to help people with alcoholism. Chris describes his journey overcoming alcoholism and the turning point in his recovery. He looks back at his year of racing in 2014 and the importance of active-recovery after one’s racing season is over. Lastly, Chris previews races on his calendar for 2015.

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