Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jared Talks Subway, Celebrity, NYC Marathon and Training with "Famous Fans"

Today, I got a chance to talk with ING NYC Marathon participant and Subway icon Jared Fogel.

Jared talks about his decade+ role as the face of the restaurant and the celebrity it's brought him. We also discuss his Marathon training and that process, including tips he's received from a handful of other "Famous Fans" including Ryan Howard, Blake Griffin, Michael Phelps and last year's Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi.

On Howard: "So laid back. He deals with the pressure so well...geuninely a nice guy."

Griffin: "He stretches a lot now...He really wants to make sure he avoids injury."

Phelps: "...the number of hours he has to put into his training on an every day basis...8-10 hours in of swimming...He's really had to make huge sacrifices with his personal life."

Meb: "Very, very humble...What a great generous guy."

Jared relays some great advice for runners that Keflezighi gave him on enjoying the sport as well as this particular event.

Subway is a signature sponsor and "The Official Training Restaurant of the ING New York City Marathon."

Jared is running to support the Jared Foundation, the organization he founded in 2005 to eliminate childhood obesity.

Follow Jared at or on Twitter @thejaredfogle.

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