CITIUS MAG Podcast With Chris Chavez


A weekly podcast from hosted by Chris Chavez. Interviewing the stars of track and field every week. Whether it's athletes, coaches, writers or other interesting figures from running culture, we sit down for a laid-back chat on the latest happenings in the sport. Named one "The BestRead more

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Bowerman Track Club's Karissa Schweizer Tackles A Historic 5K and 10K Double At the Tokyo Olympics

Jul 27 • 42:27

"If you look in the past at world championship races that have been in this type of humidity you never know what can happen and that kind of excites me. I know that racing in hot and humid conditions is really tough but I also know I can game up and I can do it. I like to think my Iowa roots have helped me with that."...

Nike Founder Phil Knight On Legacy and His Perspective on the Track and Field's Present State and Future

Jul 21 • 36:12

Phil Knight is the co-founder of Nike, which he started back in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports with his college coach Bill Bowerman. I know…I’m also a bit surprised this happened. During the Olympic Trials, a mutual friend who has worked closely with me on launching The Magic Boost sprung on me the chance to sit down and chat with the Nike founder for 30 minutes. With little p...

After Missing 2016 Olympics By One Second, Justyn Knight's Time Comes in Tokyo

Jul 19 • 59:27

"I really wanted to make the team in 2016. When that year happened, that was the main goal. I thought it was a long shot. After that, when I made the 2017 world championship team, I said, ‘No. We are making the next Olympic team. There’s no way you’re going to be left off that list.’"...

Why Wes Felix and Allyson Felix Started SAYSH As A Lifestyle, Footwear Company Built For Women

Jul 12 • 01:00:01

“I want to be able to leave room to be able to say, ‘No, there's like real stuff to do out there beyond just doing a deal.’ And that does mean that I have to be more selective but hopefully, it also means that we'll be able to create more change. Even though you aren’t one of my athletes, you still get to benefit from the work that we're doing. And that is Nike changing ou...

Emily Sisson Turned Marathon Trials Heartbreak to Track Trials Glory For First Olympic Team Berth

Jul 8 • 44:06

"Whenever I try to sum up what that period was like after Atlanta, it's kind of hard to explain. I didn't drop out of that race to save myself...My legs were obliterated. They were not in good shape after that race. It was heartbreak. Because as runners, running is such a big part of us and part of our identity whether that's a good thing or not. It's not just our job. I f...

How Matt Taylor Built Tracksmith and Envisions The Company's Role in Change Within the Sport, Industry

Jul 6 • 01:00:58

"It was doing writing, photography and short films. I was really bad at all three of them but this was pre-Flotrack, pre-you guys. If you were into this content, there really wasn't a place to find it. I just learned as I did that project what was really interesting was what people were actually interested in. I went into it thinking everyone wanted to know what splits eve...


Jun 28 • 35:20

For the final episode of Trials Talk with Chris and Kyle, we dissect the wildest hour of track and field on U.S. soil in a while....


Jun 27 • 57:15

Saturday's action at the U.S. Olympic Trials featured incredible sprints action so Chris Chavez, Kyle Merber and Dana Giordano get together to recap all of it. Grant Holloway gave Aires Merritt's 110m hurdles world record (12.80) a scare by running 12.81 in the semifinals before coming back to win it all in the final. Rai Benjamin became the second-fastest man of all-time ...

How Ben Blankenship Made It To The Olympic Trials Starting Line On A Three-Week Build-Up

Jun 27 • 35:16

Ben Blankenship joins Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber for a candid conversation about how he managed to get to the U.S. Olympic Trials men's 1,500m starting line after suffering a stress fracture in his tibia with seven weeks to go until the Olympic Trials. Blankenship details how he was able to piece together any fitness to be able to show up on the starting line and attempt...

Mason Ferlic's Breakthrough Season Capped With An Olympic Team Berth

Jun 26 • 32:26

Fresh off his 3rd place finish at the Olympic Trials steeplechase, Mason Ferlic, joins Chris, Kyle and Nick on the podcast to celebrate his newly booked trip to Tokyo. The group discusses his journey from the University of Michigan to getting dropped from his professional contract and to eventually finding a home with Tracksmith, both as an athlete and employee. Ferlic pee...

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