The Runner's World UK Podcast
The running club based in a maximum security prison
On this week’s episode, we speak with writer and runner David Smyth about the 1,000 Mile Club, a transformational running club based out of San Quentin Prison, California.
David has written a piece on the 1,000 Mile Club in the current issue of Runner’s World. There’s also a separate documentary on it, 26.2 to Life, available to view in the UK from 29-1 October: sanquentinmarathon.com
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