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Anniversary Sale Event

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 3.40.37 PMWe are celebrating our 5th year of podcasting here at MTA! Those of you who have followed our story know that Angie and I now do MTA as our full time gig. This means that things are about to get REAL!

In addition to putting out more episodes every month we are channelling all of our effort into helping our members reach their running goals. Now’s a great time to join the Academy . . . and we are offering an anniversary promo price. See linked video for details.

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MTA Podcast Featured on Greatist.com

greatistGreatist.com rounded up the 19 Best Health and Fitness Podcasts of All Time and guess who made the list!

From the article . . .

“The best takeaway from this podcast is the mondo dose of can-do attitude; it’s a feeling that lingers long after the theme music stops singing that you’re “well on your way.”

What an honor to be mentioned along with Jillian Michaels, Rich Roll, Able James, Dave Asprey, Ben Greenfield and other amazing podcasters.

Thank you @maritihart and the great team at Greatist.com!

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Runner Sportsmanship

postracefoodfrenzyThe recent display of greed at a Cincinnati road race shouldn’t indict all runners. We have our issues but good sportsmanship regularly prevails.

By Henry Howard

I was appalled to learn of the food looting perpetrated by some of the 15,000 runners in the recent Thanksgiving Day Race in Cincinnati. There seemed to be plenty of energy bars, fruit, drinks and other recovery fuel on hand.

But that wasn’t enough for some of the runners who readily ignored giving thanks for the day, and instead greedily filled their boxes with food. Not only did a local food bank not receive an influx of leftovers, many of the runners were left without snacks after the 10K race.

“There were people jumping in dumpsters to find bigger boxes,” race director Julie Isphording told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I couldn’t believe it. People brought bags of their own just so they could stuff them full.” Continue Reading →

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Cyber Week Sale

cyberweek.001We are offering 1 Year Academy Membership at a reduced rate during our cyber week sale. The sale ends Thursday at 11:59 pm.

Sign up for the reduced rate and let us handle your training for next year’s races. Join our awesome online community and let us help you take your fitness to the next level.

Click here to learn more.

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Runner Academy Apologizes to MTA

You might have come here looking for the post “Runner Academy is Plagiarizing Our Content”. You can find it here.

Matt Johnson has offered the following apology.

I take responsibility for my actions. While I did not steal your content word for word I did structure it too similar. I modeled too much of what you did
and did add a substantial portion of my own spin to it. I could have done
better. Everyone deserves better. I let myself get too caught up in winning
and competition and I made some poor decisions. -Matt Johnson

While the evidence does show that Matt copied some of our content word for word, I am willing to accept this apology, and be done with this whole ordeal.

My hope is that we never have to deal with this again and can get back to helping people reach their running potential.

I appreciate all the support MTA has received over the last two days. You guys are awesome!

Happy Running,

Trevor

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Runner Academy is Plagiarizing Our Content!

iStock_000019637523LargeIt has been brought to my attention that another running coach, Matt Johnson of Runner Academy, has been plagiarizing and stealing content from MTA.

You may have seen the Runner Academy podcast in iTunes sometimes recommended next to ours. When Matt Johnson first came along I thought it was strange that his podcast imitated ours so closely.

The most obvious semblance is the use of “Academy” in his name but that’s not where the imitation stops. His show format mimics ours with welcoming new members and shout outs in the beginning, then the feature segment, and a quick tip at the end.

Matt talked about launching his paid membership program from the beginning. Now it has come to light that he has built his training courses on content stolen and plagiarized from Marathon Training Academy and other running websites.

This was first brought to my attention by Coach Jeff Gaudette at runnersconnect.net. He has dealt with Matt Johnson plagiarizing his strength training course. You can read about it here: Runner Academy Stealing and Plagiarizing from RunnersConnect and Why it Matters to You. Both Coach Jeff and I have confronted Matt Johnson about this but he totally denies any wrong doing.

In this post I will document examples of how Matt has been stealing our training content and conclude with some thoughts about why I have decided to make this public. Continue Reading →

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