At the Record Breaking Podcast, we talk with some of the world's greatest competitors and performers to understand the answer to one question: what does it take to be the best?
Each episode features a guest who has set significant record of some kind, in business, sports, technology, art, or other field of endeavor. We look to explore their stories, understand their attitudes, and extract insights that we can apply to our own lives.
Our host is Jason Shen, a product manager and entrepreneur who holds the Guinness World Record in Aztec Pushups.
Gihan is the co-founder of Ministry of Supply, a men's clothing company that offers blazers, shirts, and pants optimized for fit, feel, and function. In November of 2015, Gihan set the Guinness World Record for the fastest half-marathon (the Glouster Half Merrython) while wearing a full suit, a record previously held by a runner wearing a rival clothing brand. The record earned coverage in outlets like Runner's World and Fast Company.
Tune into this interview to hear:
- How he fit 55-65 miles a week during his training for the record which included Thanksgiving and a 6 city international trip in Asia
- The most uncomfortable part of running in a suit
- How their dress pants' V2 upgrades helped Gihan run more comfortably
- The running school record that's been held by both his older and younger brother
- How a guy named Kyle made a difference in the race
- Why Gihan's favorite quote comes from an Apollo commander Jim McDivit
Kydani and I met as inductees into the Newton North Athletic Hall of Fame, where I learned that she set 7 swimming records at North, and another 2 records at University of Connecticut.
As early Tesla fan and a true believer in the power of electric vehicles, Bjørn Nyland broke the record for farthest distance traveled in a Tesla on a single charge in August 2015.
Will Carlough is a developer at Meetup.com and set two high score world records for the NES game Ice Climbers, one of which still stands.
In this episode, we talk to Mari Asp, a Norwegian powerlifter and gymnastics coach who holds three world records in the bench press, including one which has stood for over 10 years.
In Season 1, Episode 1 of Record Breaking, we speak with John Bickerton, who is the chief engineer of Reading Bus, a bus company operating in the UK. His team set the world record for fastest time for a public service bus (aka no rockets on the back) and he shares what they learned from this challenge.
A brief introduction to Record Breaking.