RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Robert Griffin III, ESPN analyst & former NFL Quarterback

-2011 Heisman Trophy Winner -2012 Offensive ROY -Pro Bowl Quarterback

Interviewing Robert Griffin III was incredible. RGIII loves sports and is so articulate. 

We had some fun interactions, and I truly enjoyed RGIII’s comments on his sports career, as well as his thoughts on Fred Kerley,

Ryan Crouser, his admiration of Michael Johnson, and how he would professionalize the sport.

RGIII is truly inspiring, and I hope that you enjoy this interview as much as I did conducting the interview.

Special thanks to Robert Griffin III for doing the interview with such enthusiasm!

Special thanks to Mike Deering for managing the episode and the clips. 

Time Stamps:

0:00 – Introduction

01:08 – Early years of sports

01:27 – Basketball

02:38 – Beginnings in Track & Field

03:45 – High School Track

05:18 – The toughest part of being a pro football player

06:24 – Difference between high school and college sports

08:16 – Difference between college to pro sports

09:31 – College academics/masters degree

11:23 – Commentating for ESPN

13:21 – Fans in Track & Field

13:44 – How to revolutionize Track & Field coverage

17:21 – If Robert was the head of World Athletics

22:35 – Evolution of Golf sponsorship from Saudi Arabia

22:58 – Sponsorship of the Track & Field Grand Slam meets

25:48 – Thoughts on Noah Lyles

27:52 – Favorite sport?

29:43 – Breaking down rivalries like the one between Marcel Jacobs & Fred Kerley

34:00 – Thoughts on Michael Johnson

35:05 – Explaining the importance of Ryan Crouser

38:09 – Thoughts on Jim Hines/Toughness of track athletes

41:26 – How to handle situations like the LA Grand Prix open lanes

43:09 – Remembering Tori Bowie

47:53 – Talking to daughters about sports and education

49:49 – Closing words of the interview

50:25 – Epilogue

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