It was in November of 1991 that I saw Todd Williams defeat Pat Porter in Franklin Park, in Boston, MA. His win at the 1991 US Championships preceeded his run in the World Cross Country. In his long career, Todd Williams ran 8:14.58 for 2 miles, 13:19.51 for 5000m and 27:31.34 for the 10,000m, as well as 2:11.17 for the marathon. A fine runner, Todd now focuses his energy on Run Safer, a company that he developed to empower women about safety issues.
Todd Williams was always a fine interview. We always enjoyed his candor, sense of humor and well, focus. We thank Todd for corresponding with Jeff Benjamin on training in the current era.
Awaiting The Baton In The Relay Exchange Zone – Profiles Of Athletes, Coaches & Legends During The War Against Corona
2-Time Olympian & 2–time United States cross country champion Todd Williams
1)How is your daily training routine doing and how challenging has it been for you in this environment?
“I’ve honesty kept my same routine(just my wife and I)…. I train or teach(my wife) 2 x per day…. same time. I own a Jiu Jitsu school in Michigan MonroeJiuJitsu.com and I really miss my students but I’m in contact with them daily to give them workouts and make sure they are doing ok!”
2) What advice can you give to runners, -especially youth, high school, collegiate- who are challenged during this time as well.
“Stick to a routine and have goals each and everyday…. reach out to other positive people and motivate one another…. this situation is what it is BUT we can still accomplish something good each and everyday!”
To learn more about Todd Williams, please read this: https://www.runblogrun.com/2015/03/todd-williams-interview.html