014: Mike Sandrock: Author, “Running Tough”


Mike Sandrock, a formidable marathon runner and author of Running Tough, finds that excellence and talent are not necessarily interchangeable. It is those with the wherewithal to actualize their potential who reach the highest levels. Raw talent is not enough to drive an athlete to give everything they have every day which is what it takes to be the best. It takes a desire, usually spurred by adversity, to dig deep into the essence of who they are.


  1. Find your passion and thank those around you who help you along the way.
  2. If you want to be great don’t cut the lines in practice and life.
  3. Inspiration is hard work.  No complaining.

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Searchable Terms: author, running, book, Running Tough, olympics, training, racing

Resources/Mentions: Running Tough http://www.amazon.com/Running-Tough-Michael-Sandrock/dp/0736027947

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