What Happens When Jailbirds Run – with Isaac Wood

Next week, Utah State Prison will be having their prison marathon. As you would expect from any running event, the inmates have been training hard. And they have the rare opportunity of having a coach from one of the highest ranking cross country teams in the nation. BYU cross country coach Isaac Wood has been helping inmates prepare for this annual running event since 2015, and has seen outstanding results. This event is record breaking, and it’s not because of the impressive race times. Rather, it’s record breaking in that these people who are often labeled as disappointments get the scarce opportunity of drastically exceeding their own expectations. They get to become something great even while confined in the walls of the prison.

In this episode, Isaac Wood explains how he has seen these inmates change as well as how this experience has changed him. If you want to get more running stories and stats from Isaac Wood, check out his popular blog, The Wood Report: http://citiusmag.com/wood-report-introduction/

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