RunOut #65: Beating the GOAT, Olympics Edition


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Ah, the Olympics: the time when GOATs will be made just as GOATs will be beaten. Do we really need to keep referring to the Greatest Athletes of All Time as a bunch of smelly, stubborn animals? Perhaps that’s fodder for a different discussion, as today, we stand in awe of the 40 climbers who’ve earned their spot in the Olympics alongside our knowledgable guest, John Burgman. John is the JOCK—the Journalist of Climbing Knowledge—at least when it comes to all things competition related. John gives us a deep and thorough run-down of what to expect for climbing’s debut in the Olympics, while we learn the basics—namely, who Colin Duffy is.

Kicking off the show, however, yer boys talk spray and the super spreader events that contribute to this epidemic of self-centered climbing culture (hint, it’s Instagram).

Finally, Vancouver-based climber and musician Harvey Wright closes out our greatest episode of all time with his song “Be Kind to Yourself.”

Show Notes

John Burgman on Twitter

“High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of American Competition Climbing”

The schedule for when and how to see climbing in the Olympics

Colin Duffy on Instagram

Harvey Wright on Spotify.

Crux: a documentary about Harvey Wright

Enormocast 222: Harvey Wright — Heart Like an Ocean

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