The Quest with Malcolm Richards
Taking Back the Indoor Marathon World Record
Malcolm Richards vs Chris Zablocki
2016: 2:21:55 - Malcolm Richards (WR)
2017: 2:21:48 - Chris Zablocki (WR)
2018: Get Ready for Sub 2:20!
2017 CIM Marathon
2:13:28 by Malcolm Richards (6th Place)
2:13:45 by Chris Zablock (8th Place)
The Armory Track in NYC
200 Meter Track
211 Laps with a Turnaround Halfway
Prize Money for the Win + World Record
Saturday March 17th at 12:00PM EST
Live Webcast at RunnerSpace
Preparation & Goal
What have you done to prepare for an Indoor Marathon World Record? Run a lot. Avoided indoor tracks, which is easy in California.
What makes you so good at running on an indoor track? I don’t know that I’m especially “good” at running on an indoor track. I am good at embracing repetition and boredom.
What is your strategy to beat the current World Record holder Chris Zablocki? Knowing the thousands upon thousands that will be reading this interview I don’t know that it would be best to reveal strategy now! I actually plan to talk to him beforehand and see what his thinking is, and hopefully we can work together for a bit anyway.
How much do you want to lower the World Record? I feel like I definitely want to bring it down below 2:20, which is likely what it will take considering the competition.