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A weekly conversation with the GTA Running Community
Co-hosted by André Morgan (@dreizle) and Jonathan Greenwald (@runthesix)

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  • 29. Chix Run the 6ix

    In this episode, we chat with Amanda Richardson and Kim Munro Roberts, two of the four founders of Chix Run The 6ix. We discuss their personal running journeys and what inspired them […]

  • The Sprint 2. Celebrating Black Runners

    In this episode of The Sprint past guests Olivia Levy and Melissa Doldron celebrate Black History Month by recapping interviews of past guests and discussing some of the great work happening in […]

  • 28. Fatma Ramadan: A Women’s Run

    Shortly after Fatma Ramadan relocated to Toronto to attend University, she experienced a heartbreaking event which resulted in her focusing on her health and wellbeing. Initially she started power walking, but over […]

  • 27. Mel Offner: Influence from Music to Motherhood

    From her early days working at a record label, writing for magazines, and touring with bands, music had a strong influence on Mel’s identity. Prior to the introduction of social media platforms […]

  • 26. Marcus Brown: The Power of Belief, Hard Work, and Representation

    You have doubts in your head and there’s times when you’re by yourself thinking how is this even possible and then you come through and you think actually when I believed in […]

  • The Sprint 1. Host Hot Seat: Q&A with Jonathan + Dre

    We’re back! For our first episode of Season Two, we’re introducing a format called, “The Sprint.” The Sprint is a short distance episode (see what we did there?) where we cover various […]

  • 25. Mike Krupica, Co-Founder Parkdale Roadrunners

    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 […]

  • 24. Pedro Malvar

    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 […]

  • 23. Lisa Sweetman

    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 tumor in Lisa’s pituitary […]

  • 22. John Harrison Pockler

    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 Marathon. John would end up participating in […]

  • 21. Heather Gardner

    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 the time, Heather Gardner […]

  • 20. Galan Yousuf

    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, Galan was invited to join the XC […]

  • 19. Run The Fifty

    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 Beav 50K course in the Hilton Falls Conservation […]

  • 18. Ekua Cudjoe

    Growing up the youngest of six children, Ekua Cudjoe watched her older siblings participate in various sports. As she got older, Ekua participated in almost every sport imaginable and, in High School, […]

  • 17. Marco Li

    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 every day when school ended. […]

  • 16. Chad Holt: Saucony Associate Product Line Manager

    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 […]

  • 15. We Run North York

    The We Run North York run crew may be relatively new to the Toronto community, having recently celebrated their one year anniversary, but you wouldn’t know it by the number of new […]

  • 14. Rejean Chiasson

    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 graduating high school. As a member of the […]

  • 13. Phil Suzor-Morin

    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 race, Phil felt unfulfilled and gave […]

  • 12. Jamal Burger: Founder of Kickback Connect

    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 […]

  • 11. Sasha Gollish

    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 childhood and ultimately her decision to quit […]

  • 10. Chris “Hawaii” DeKoning

    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 were joking that year, we […]

  • 9. Richard Kuchinsky

    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 runner and ultimately one of the most sought […]

  • 8. Forbidden 5

    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 popular race, except their […]

  • 7. Quinton Jacobs

    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, […]

  • 6. Intersectionality and Running

    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 […]

  • 5. The Art of Running Recovery

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3. Moe Bsat

    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 […]

  • 2. Brendan Carpenter

    Brendan Carpenter always struggled with his weight, even as an active child and young adult. Several years ago, Brendan experienced two events where he was publicly humiliated resulting in the decision to […]

  • 1. Frontrunners Toronto

    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 […]

  • 0. Intro

    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 […]

Testimonials

  • laurendorphin Great new TO content

    These guys get great guests!

  • mping568 Running

    Great podcast! Great conversations!

  • sydgo So much yes

    2 of my favourite Toronto runners talking about my favourite thing...running, yes please!

  • ld_runner Easy listening

    Love how easy this series is to listen to, and the diversity of content!

  • amyviolin Great podcast

    Really enjoy listening to this podcast!

  • BridgetK04 Company on a solo run!

    I enjoy listening to this podcast while I run. I especially like that it features some running peeps I know IRL and many more that I want to know! I love the Toronto running community and hearing about all the efforts to give back and increase accessibility.

  • The KP Excellent Production

    East to listen to! Informing us of the Toronto run scene, banter and stories. Definitely recommend! Amazing

  • saraEsSua You can’t miss it!

    If you’re a runner you don’t want to miss this podcast!

  • Trapqueenvic Engaging and relatable!

    Real runners and real conversations. Love this podcast!

  • 2020runner Quality podcast

    Love the variety of topics. Well put together podcast. You guys are enjoyable to listen to

  • SGollishRuns Feel like you are a part of their conversation

    André and Jonathan explore the many communities of Toronto running. They unite us all in a weekly conversation. Join in the conversation and you might just learn something new about your city.

  • GTA runner Great conversations

    Great listen to easy conversations with those in the running community! Can't wait to listen to more!

  • Andijudie Very inspirational!

    It’s so amazing to hear all the different stories of the accomplishments and struggles of these incredible runners in the Toronto running community - so inspiring !

  • cortneyblackb A great listen

    I love the way that Dre and Jonathan talk to everyday runners who are doing great things in the running community. The art of running recovery is on my repeat list - I have to keep reminding myself to recover!

  • Anna Pr Love love love love!!

    Love the energy and the community aspect this podcast has to offer! Highly recommend!

  • EmilyK44 Great on my runs!

    This is the perfect listening material for my runs. Super informative and entertaining. Well done!!

  • rkuchinsky By runners for runners!

    All the awesome stories in the Toronto running community!

  • Va Lera Great work, keep it going!

    Lovely podcast, well done!

  • Dree1970 Great Start!

    Great start, great guests!

  • Tyrich24 Runner’s runners!

    Two true to the bone runners who come from different life experiences come together to provide you genuine run talk.

  • kicked my butt! Great podcast!

    Mew to running and it’s great to have as motivation and information!!!

  • julie67253 Great podcast

    Awesome hosts and very thorough, love listening to it!

  • Eric K N Great podcast!

    Keep up the great work Jonathan! This podcast is super informative and entertaining. Great to listen to while running (haha).

  • jsquaredto Learning some new things...

    ...about and from local runners! Great to listen to while out on a run.

  • Dino Nosella A must listen for anyone in the GTA!

    Great show great guys! Fun, insightful and can’t wait for more!

  • Good golly miss holly!!! Amazing

    These podcasts have powered me through so many good runs. I love the diversity in thought and cultural diversity amongst the interviewees so far! Keep upthe great work

  • riddikuluspatronus1 Excellent!

    Very real and honest! These guys are great. Very relatable and great personal stories on running and challenges to overcome in life. Entertaining from beginning to end. Looking forward to more episodes!

  • Blaire Harter Great content

    Each week, there is awesome, relevant, relatable content that is shared. It’s a great dynamic between the two hosts and an awesome listen!

  • elginsdiner The Toronto run podcast we need

    The hosts are amazing and have done an amazing job at highlighting a runners in the GTA that ultimately have stories that are relatable to any runner. The run pod we need

  • Yay durumujjuujjjdyjrdkdid A Utah runner/triathlete

    Love listening. I really like how down to earth these guys. Also helps to learn tips from the various guests they invite. Keep up the good work guys!

  • Hfhfjfnrbfj Gabe

    This podcast is the longest stride above other podcasts!!

  • 416Runner So Inspiring!

    Really like how Andre and Jonathan connect with their guests. They've only just begun, but I'm already inspired by the guests they've spoken to. Great job, guys!

  • runbklyn Brooklyn follower

    I enjoy listening to all the interesting topics and guest speakers on this podcast. Keep up the good work.

  • ranthesixonceortwice Great discussion

    Been looking forward to hearing more of the Toronto running scene. It’s so interesting. Great job

  • PopPop1868 Best Runner’s Podcast

    We need a podcast like this in NYC.

  • hsjfhsgdhdnsgdg So good

    I recommend this podcast for anyone who’s interested in running podcasts.

  • uselesspoetry An enjoyable format

    An enjoyable format and approachable tone that shed a different kind of light on Toronto’s running scene. Keep up the good work.