Vegan Running Meets Funny — Comedian Jeffrey Binney and His Quest to Beat Obesity and Run the Leadville 100



For the most part, running ultramarathons, fighting obesity, and being vegan are pretty serious subjects. They cause debates, emotions, and hard work, and most people wouldn’t consider them a laughing matter. Enter Jeffrey Binney, a comedian and actor based out of Los Angeles.

After losing his mother to obesity, Jeffrey knew he was headed down the same path, so he decided to do something about it. He registered for the Leadville 100 mile ultramarathon. The only problem being that Jeffery was overweight and not a runner. That’s where the comedy comes in.

Jeffery is in the process of making a part stand-up comedy, part documentary movie about his journey to lose weight and run the Leadville 100 called Once is Enough. In today’s episode, we discuss his motivations behind taking on such a big goal, and some of the roadblocks he’s already facing.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • What motivates a non-runner to register for the Leadville 100
  • Becoming vegan after growing up as a son of a pig farmer
  • The struggles of training for an ultramarathon in the heat of LA
  • What makes Once Is Enough different from other ultrarunning or vegan films

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  1. Hi! I don’t know if I’m the only one with this problem. I’ve subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and I was starting to wonder why I haven’t seen any new episodes after the 30th of December 2014. After I checked your site I noticed there are new episodes and eventually I found them on iTunes. But most of the show they are added on 1.1.2001 so they won’t automatically download as new episodes. Like I said, might be just my problem or and iTunes problem but I wanted to let you know in case there’s something you need to sort out so that people like me don’t keep missing your episodes. I love the podcast, I listen to it while I’m running 🙂

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