About this episode

Charles is an analytical, hard working and creative person. He is an African American from Detroit, MI, with worldly experience, in constant search of challenges and competition.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Charles accidentally discovering the New York City marathon at age 40
  • catching the running bug
  • diversity, equity and inclusion in running
  • running marathons to inspire other black athletes
  • traveling abroad to race
  • handling the pressure and expectations of others
  • overcoming mental hurdles on the run
  • the support of family and community
  • remaining curious and grateful
  • masters athletes and redefining what’s possible later in life
  • never being too old to start running: age is no barrier
  • running for something bigger than oneself
  • the Tracksmith fellowship program
  • writing a memoir to share running experiences
  • no one runs alone and bringing people together
  • career changes and taking on big challenges
  • being an artist/ creative in NYC

Follow Charles on Instagram @champagneandvitamins and For The Long Run @forthelrpod

Check out his artwork and creativity on his website https://charlessmoore.com/

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Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.

Tracksmith just released their spring collection, and as the seasons shift yet again, I’m proud to continue this partnership with them.

Tracksmith is a brand for committed runners like you and me. People who know that the best part of a busy day is squeezing in a workout. They offer products for training, racing, and rest days, which you know I’m a fan of, and create experiences that make running more rewarding, more connected, and more meaningful.

Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FORTHELONGRUN will receive free shipping, and 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation to help find a cure and support those living with Parkinsons.

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