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Aug 28, 2023

“For the first time in my life, I truly looked forward and didn’t look back. And it wasn’t a competitive thing either, but I knew I had won the race.”

Andy Gonzales is the first and second official winner of the Western States 100 back in 1977 and 1978. In this special episode recorded live at Fleet Feet Sacramento, Luis is joined by co-host Shannon Weil who is one of the founders of the Western States 100 race. Hear a history lesson on the Western States 100 endurance run as Andy and Shannon recall their first experiences, Andy’s fashion out on the course, how he started the race with a bag of apples, a tube of biscuits, no flashlight, and no water bottle, his advice for success in life, and the history of the buckle from Shannon.

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Original RDP Photo: Photography by Kaori Peters

Road Dog Podcast Adventure With Luis Escobar