Τρίτη, 20 Ιουλίου 2021

#3 ROUT TALKS - Alexander Papadopoulos - ULTRA Running is about Community & the Experiencenly





In the 3rd episode we had the pleasure to talk with Alexander Papadopoulos who lives in the USA, just outside Virginia. Alex is an experienced ultra distances runner with a track record of almost 20 years. Alex is a 2 times finisher of ROUT CLASSIC 100 MILES and loves Rodopi and Olympus.



We asked Alex about :
- his identity. Greek American, or American-Greek, or American with Greek origin?
- his nickname “ dos huevos frios”
- how he defines a 100 miler? Is it a distance? Is it a sport? Is it a passion?
- the difference of Ultras spirit in USA and Greece (Europe)
- his story with the American flag at the finish line of ROUT CLASSIC 100 miles
- why is somebody participating 10+ times in a 100 miles race? ( his experience with H.U.R.T. 100 M in Hawaii)
- H.U.R.T. family – ROUT Family: Similarities and differences
- Workout (Προπόνηση) or training (εξάσκηση)?
- why he visits Greece to participate in Ultra Distances races when he lives in the Shangri la of 100 milers (USA)?
- about ULTRA runners community – What he did during last year (covid19 , no races, no travelling )
- his opinion on FKTs
- his preference between Pacific Crest Trail (Rocky Mountains) and Appalachian trail (Appalachian Mountains)
- his belief on sponsoring / support / χορηγεία (his relationship with tail wind nutrition & us we sports)
and more…

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