Most conversations on this show take place at the intersection of business, culture, and performance within the sport of mountain ultra trail running.
This episode captures that spirit perfectly. On today’s show, we have the co-Founder of Strava and current Chairman, Mark Gainey.
Strava is a fitness tracking and social media app designed primarily for endurance athletes. And it’s had a considerable impact on the culture of our sport in particular.
As Mark will explain, Strava was born out of desire to recreate the community element of team sports typically strongest in high school and collegiate settings, and to leverage the power of the internet to reinstate this phenomenal social support system for athletes at every stage of their lives.
Mark’s thesis was that amazing things happen in this teammate environment - you might push a little harder, stay more motivated, be held more accountable, exercise more - even when its being replicated digitally
And we get into all that. Specifically, Mark and I go in depth about -
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