About this episode

This episode of the For The Long Run Podcast is Kevin Cekanor, a 4 ft 5 photographer and avid runner. Born with achondroplasia dwarfism, he has defied limitations and turned adversity into a powerful force for transformation. Kevin shares his remarkable journey from running as a form of punishment to using it as a means to connect with his faith and community, overcome physical and mental limitations, and as a vehicle for giving back. 

In this episode we talk about: 

  • from running for punishment and hating it, to falling in love with running
  • limiting factors and beliefs: mental and physical 
  • the intersection of running, faith and mindfulness: belief and belonging
  • is running selfish?
  • moving for more as an athlete with a disability

Follow Kevin on Instagram @4ft5photographer and For The Long Run @forthelrpod 

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Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike “Kofuzi”; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more!


This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Here at the For The Long Run Podcast, you know we love to talk about the BIGGER stuff, the DEEPER stuff, and get down to the nitty-gritty of what makes life interesting and beautiful. And while a lot of what we talk about on this show is about our physical capabilities, a big part of what we believe in here at the podcast is doing the internal work. And that’s why we’re proudly sponsored by BetterHelp, because, like them, we believe therapy is for everyone. 

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