Ali on the Run Live Podcast with Meb Keflezighi, Bill Rodgers, & Kathrine Switzer
Friday, September 23
John S. Knight Center
Main Exhibit Hall
Ali Feller is a blogger, freelance writer, editor, and host of the “Ali on the Run Show podcast.” In the podcast, Feller interviews runners about why they love the sport, how running makes them feel, and what they enjoy outside of running. The podcast is one of the top-running podcasts in the world and has more than 14.8 million downloads.
Ali will be doing a live podcast on the Blue Line Celebration Stage in the main exhibit hall with running celebrities Meb Keflezighi, Bill Rodgers, & Kathrine Switzer.
About Meb Keflezighi
Meb Keflezighi is the first runner in history to win the New York Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and an Olympic Medal. Keflezighi spends his free time training, competing, making personal appearances, and overseeing the MEB (Maintaining Excellent Balance) Foundation which promotes young health, education, and fitness.*The Akron Marathon’s Ambassador Award Recipient in 2016.
About Bill Rodgers
Bill Rodgers is a four-time winner of the Boston and New York City marathons. Rodgers is also a member of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, the National Distance Running Hall of Fame and is one of four American men to have medaled in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, earning a bronze medal in 1975., *The Akron Marathon’s Ambassador Award Recipient in 2009.
About Kathrine Switzer
Kathrine Switzer is an athlete, activist, and author best known for challenging the all-male tradition of the Boston Marathon and becoming the first woman to officially enter and run the event. Switzer created programs in 27 countries for more than 1 million women that led to the inclusion of the women’s marathon as an official event in the Olympic Games. *The Akron Marathon’s Ambassador Award Recipient in 2008.