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The Longest Stride

12 EpisodesProduced by André and JonathanWebsite

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

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4. Lyndsay Tessier

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 to watch the other runners practice solely because she loved the sport so much. The cross country coach would eventually agree to allow Lyndsay to participate in an inter-school fun run where she went on to win, resulting in an invite to join the team. Lyndsay would continue to have success running cross country, but would eventually stop running in High School when the expectations of placing took away from her love of the sport.

Lyndsay wouldn’t return to the sport until her early 30s when a childhood friend joined a Running Room half marathon clinic and convinced her to do the same. Lyndsay would go on to finish her first half marathon at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and the passion and love for the sport was rekindled.

In this episode we’ll discuss Lyndsay’s road race success and her truly inspiring rise to become one of Canada’s fastest long distance runners. We’ll also discuss how running influences her work as an elementary school teacher and how she emphasizes the importance of having fun as the school’s cross country coach.

To learn more about Lyndsay, you can follow her on Instagram at @lyndsaytessier.

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To learn more about the work we’re doing in the Greater Toronto Run Community, visit us at Runnersofthesix.com!

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