Ep. 103 – The RUNATL Podcast with Guest Ty Akins


The RUNATL Podcast is hosted by Big Peach Running Co. Founder, Mike Cosentino, and Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez. This week on the RUNATL Podcast we sit down with Ty Akins, an NCAA National Champion at 110m hurdles, a champion on the world stage, 2x Olympic Trials qualifier, and elite-level coach.  He was sponsored by Nike as a professional athlete and now works for Saucony. We talk about Track & Field and so much more!

2020 Year

Hello, Friends,

As most do not need help recalling, there was a glaring and disappoint absence last Spring for organized sports and recreation.  Whether Braves baseball, tennis with friends, or local road races, it was all on ice…  Also included in the casualties were the Spring activities for local schools and universities.  As such, we shelved our annual Track & Field episode on the podcast, as the relevance seemed thin…  This year, however, the State Championships are poised to return – – and once again, we’ve put together an episode that holds something for EVERYONE.  Whether you’re involved with a local track & field team or not, our Featured Conversation with Ty Akins will be appealing to everyone who wants to get better at whatever they do!  Ty is NCAA National Champion at 110m hurdles, a champion on the world stage, 2x Olympic Trials qualifier, and elite-level coach.  He was sponsored by Nike as a professional athlete and now works for Saucony…  So much fun!

Ty Akins

Here are the Show Notes:

As a great place to start learning even more about our Special Guest, please visit this site:  https://auburntigers.com/sports/xctrack/roster/coaches/ty-akins/83.

To learn more about GHSA Track & Field State Championships, please go here:  https://www.ghsa.net/track-and-field.

And with the same level of enthusiasm, here is your link to NCAA considerations with our featured sport:  https://www.ncaa.com/sports/trackfield-outdoor-men/d1.

To learn more about Saucony and many of the products they have to help athletes at every level get the most enjoyment and satisfaction from their gear, please use this link:  https://www.saucony.com/en/home.

As always, thank you for being part of the fun!  We’ll see you in just a couple of weeks…  In the meantime, MAY YOUR BEST MILES BE THOSE COVERED ON FOOT!

– Mike