We are excited to welcome professional runner, Erika Kemp to the Suite Run Podcast! 

Erika is fresh off her debut at the Boston Marathon, where she ran a very fast 2:33:57. This time shoots her immediately to the top of "The List" and Erika is now the fastest American born black woman to ever run the marathon! Erika is sponsored by Brooks Running in addition to being a two time National Champion. In this fun conversation, we talk about the Boston Marathon, training, racing, her former and present coaches and so much more. In the second half we chat all things Beantown. Erika shares her favorite places to run, dine out, places of interest, lobster rolls - all the things in Boston! 

Take us with you on your next run - you are not going to want to miss this conversation.

Erika's recommendations for Boston:


1. Run along the Charles River
2. The Muddy River Trails (near Fenway Park)


1. Tatte (coffee, sandwiches, pastries)
2. Flour Bakery (They have handmade pop tarts!)
3. Lolita (Mexican food)
4. Citrus and Salt
5. The Friendly Toast (Incredible brunch)


1. Marriott in Coolidge Corner (In walking distance to a lot)
2. The Seaport (Downtown)
3. Stay in Brookline (Neighborhood feel)
4. Hotels in Copley Square

Places of Interest

1.The Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum
2. Boston Public Library (They have a tea room)

Running Store

1. Marathon Sports

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