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Running and Life Lessons with ‘Wait, Wait’ Host Peter Sagal


You may know him by the sound of his voice.

Peter Sagal is the funny and irreverent host of NPR’s news quiz show, “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” which just celebrated its 20th anniversary. But what you may not know is that Sagal is an avid runner. His personal best marathon finish – he’s completed 14 so far – was in 3 hours, 9 minutes. That’s running 26.2 miles at an average pace of about 7 minutes, 15 seconds per mile. In other words: That’s quick! 

Sagal’s latest book, “The Incomplete Book of Running,” is part ode to running and its benefits, and part personal diary.

He joins us in discussion.

Excerpt: Read the preface to “The Incomplete Book of Running.”


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