Skip to content


34. Sté Hetherington: On Coaching, Superheroes, and Guinness World Records

This week we’re joined by Sté Hetherington, who discovered he was an outstanding runner while playing rep soccer in his teens and joined the Etobicoke Track and Field Club in Grade 9, running middle distance. Sté continued running through High School, earning a scholarship to Columbia University in New York City.

It’s not super fun, going to practice, hammering out repeats, doing long runs. It’s fulfilling, we all know that and when you’re younger you get attracted to it because not a lot of people have those abilities

Sté Hetherington

After graduating University, Sté participated in the Brooks Marathon Project and then moved to Southern Alabama to pursue a passion in coaching at Troy University, an NCAA Division I school. Sté coached the men’s and women’s sprint teams for several years before applying to become a head coach somewhere at another university. Sté thought he found his dream job, but after a series of unfortunate events, the job fell through and Sté found himself back in Toronto.

Just a few months later, one of Sté’s training friends from Alabama reached out to let him know he would be in Toronto four weeks later to participate in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Sté’s friend not only convinced him to participate in the race, he convinced him to pursue a Guiness World Record wearing a costume, the first time these records were introduced.

Sté shares his experience chasing not one, but two Guinness World Records and his approach to maintaining a successful coaching business. Sté’s journey was adventurous to say the least and we’re glad he shared it with us!

To learn more about Sté, you can follow him on Instagram at: @coachstedotcom


  • Essential listening!

    I found this podcast a few weeks ago and it is no exaggeration to say that André and Jonathan’s compelling discussions of all things running is keeping me sane through this pandemic. Absolutely loving this, keep up the brilliant work!

  • Must listen each week!

    Look forward to TLS each week! Love the variety and diversity of the guests and crews. Highlighting amazing athletes & groups and their stories but also shining a light on important issues in our running community and the world at large.

  • Great episode & overall podcast

    Chix run the 6ix are inspirational ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • My go to podcast

    Love the diversity of the guest and how you can relate to them

  • A great listen for Runners by Runners!

    Love how they bring awareness to different topics impacting the running community including support for BIPOC and women runners.

  • Insightful

    Diverse guests, great conversations! Love this podcast!!

  • 100% best running podcast

    Insightful and a great listen!

  • If you love running – this is for you!

    Excellent podcast with a great diversity of guests. Very entertaining and informative. If you love running this is a must-listen!

  • Very entertaining & informative!

    Love this podcast. Great to hear different insights on running & love all the guest speakers.

  • Entertaining and inspirational!

    Enjoying the Toronto based podcast on runs and bikes, getting better every week!