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Listen Again | 72: Marathons with Meaning

April 10, 2024


We’re cheering on runners in the 2024 Boston Marathon this week by having another listen to our episode featuring Nurse Practitioner, elite runner, and Guinness World Record holder, Samantha Roecker, FNP. A competitive runner and nurse, she has a *track record* (pun intended) of breaking barriers and addressing stigmas, and for the 2022 Boston Marathon, she combined her passion for nursing and running into mental health advocacy and raising awareness for healthcare workforce well-being. Inspired by British nurse and marathon record holder, Jessica Anderson, Sam embarked on a bold goal – breaking the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon run in a nurse’s uniform and raising thousands of dollars to support nurse well-being. In this episode, we talk with Samantha about her record-breaking run, the impact stigma has on seeking mental health services and preventing people from reaching their potential, the power of nurse-specific mental health support, and the surprising overlap between nursing and competitive running.

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