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The Longest Stride

27 EpisodesProduced by André Morgan and Jonathan GreenwaldWebsite

A weekly conversation with the Greater Toronto Running Community. Hosted by André Morgan and Jonathan Greenwald.

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25. Mike Krupica, Co-Founder Parkdale Roadrunners

December 31st, 2020


As we close out our first season of the podcast, it’s only fitting we invite someone who, together with a few friends, was responsible for putting the Toronto running community on the map and kicking off the groundswell …

24. Pedro Malvar

December 24th, 2020


In this episode we chat with Pedro Malvar about his impact on the Toronto Running Community. We look back at Pedro’s introduction to athletics as a competitive curler and soccer player. When his curling team started to …

23. Lisa Sweetman

December 17th, 2020


Ten years ago, Lisa Sweetman had an MRI following a year of ill health and no clear answers to explain why. It was then that doctors identified a …

22. John Harrison Pockler

December 10th, 2020


Growing up in Germany, John Harrison Pockler’s introduction to running occurred at the age of 18 when his dad received an entry to the Berlin …

21. Heather Gardner

December 3rd, 2020


It’s hard to imagine just 10 years ago the Toronto Running Community barely existed except for the 1 or 2 run crews just appearing on the scene. At …

20. Galan Yousuf

November 26th, 2020


Galan Yousuf’s first exposure to running came at an early age when his Elementary School basketball coach made the team run laps. In High School, …

19. Run The Fifty

November 19th, 2020


This week the host becomes the guest as we discuss Jonathan’s recent experience becoming an ultramarathoner when he ran the Happy Trails Racing The …

18. Ekua Cudjoe

November 12th, 2020


Growing up the youngest of six children, Ekua Cudjoe watched her older siblings participate in various sports. As she got older, Ekua participated in …

17. Marco Li

November 5th, 2020


When Marco Li noticed he was always one of the last runners to finish Elementary School XC races, he was so determined to improve, he started running …

16. Chad Holt: Saucony Associate Product Line Manager

October 29th, 2020


If you’re a fan of Saucony shoes or simply like to stay informed on what’s happening in the industry, you’ll know the global running brand released their first carbon plated shoe, the Endorphin Pro, this Summer to rave …

15. We Run North York

October 22nd, 2020


The We Run North York run crew may be relatively new to the Toronto community, having recently celebrated their one year anniversary, but you …

14. Rejean Chiasson

October 15th, 2020


Growing up in a small fishing village in New Brunswick, Rejean’s first real exposure to running came when he joined the army, shortly after …

13. Phil Suzor-Morin

October 8th, 2020


This week we chat with Phil Suzor-Morin. Back in 2003, Phil signed up for a half marathon and trained exclusively on a treadmill. After finishing the …

12. Jamal Burger: Founder of Kickback Connect

October 1st, 2020


This week we speak with Jamal Burger, Founder of Kickback Connect. We discuss Jamal’s vision for uplifting youth and how his love for sneakers turned into a youth-led organization whose impact is felt around the globe. …

11. Sasha Gollish

September 24th, 2020


This week we chat with Sasha Gollish, one of Canada’s most decorated competitive runners. Sasha opens up about the impact her parents had on her …

10. Chris "Hawaii" DeKoning

September 17th, 2020


In our 10th episode, we chat with Toronto’s running ambassador, Chris DeKoning about skateboarding, cats, and the hilarious (we think so!) story behind the nickname, “Hawaii.”

We also discuss Chris’ progression as a …

9. Richard Kuchinsky

September 10th, 2020


In this week’s episode, Richard Kuchinsky from the Directive Collective tells us how designing running shoes for 10 years led to him becoming a …

8. Forbidden 5

September 3rd, 2020


This week we’re speaking with the organizers of the Forbidden 5 race and we get them to spill the beans on everything we wanted to know about their …

7. Quinton Jacobs

August 27th, 2020


If you search for the word “community” in the dictionary, you’ll likely find a picture of Quinton Jacobs and his captivating smile. Q, as his friends call him, is a community builder, a connector, and advocate for …

6. Intersectionality and Running

August 20th, 2020


This week we chat with Olivia Levy and Kahle Richardson, two BIPOC runners in the Toronto running community, about the social intersectionality of gender, race, and class in running. Olivia and Kahle may both be runners …

5. The Art of Running Recovery

August 13th, 2020


This week we’re speaking with a panel of paramedical professionals about running injuries from prevention to treatment and everything in between! What we love about these guests is they’re not only treating the running …

4. Lyndsay Tessier

August 6th, 2020


Lyndsay Tessier discovered she loved running at an early age and, when she didn’t make the cross country team in elementary school, Lyndsay continued …

3. Moe Bsat

July 30th, 2020


Moe Bsat is as equally passionate about running as he is about bringing awareness to diversity in the running community. In this episode, Moe share’s how he got his start as a runner, his experience as a BIPOC runner, …

2. Brendan Carpenter

July 23rd, 2020


Brendan Carpenter always struggled with his weight, even as an active child and young adult. Several years ago, Brendan experienced two events where …

1. Frontrunners Toronto

July 16th, 2020


Frontrunners Toronto was founded in 1987 as a chapter of the International Frontrunners organization. The LGBTQ+ run crew is made up of runners and friends of all abilities, from novices to advanced runners, for …

0. Intro

July 9th, 2020


Welcome to The Longest Stride podcast! In this debut episode, we’ll introduce you to your co-hosts Jonathan (runthesix) and Dre (dreizle) and attempt to explain why we started this podcast.

The goal is to bring you a …

The Longest Stride Podcast Trailer

June 22nd, 2020


Welcome to The Longest Stride. 

Each week, we'll chat with runners, run crews, leaders in the community and so much more!

We're excited to bring to you a podcast FOR runners, BY runners.

Join us as we connect the …

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