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By runners, for runners - Marathon Talk is a weekly podcast dedicated to keeping you on the inside track to successful running. Experienced multi-sport athletes Martin Yelling and Tom Williams discuss interesting and topical issues from the world of marathon running and along with regular guest interviews provide all the inspiration, motivation and knowledge you need to achieve your goals.

By runners, for runners - Marathon Talk is a weekly podcast dedicated to keeping you on the inside track to successful running. Experienced multi-sport athletes Martin Yelling and Tom Williams discuss interesting and topical issues from the world of marathon running and along with regular guest interviews provide all the inspiration, motivation and knowledge you need to achieve your goals.
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Dorset, United Kingdom

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By runners, for runners - Marathon Talk is a weekly podcast dedicated to keeping you on the inside track to successful running. Experienced multi-sport athletes Martin Yelling and Tom Williams discuss interesting and topical issues from the world of marathon running and along with regular guest interviews provide all the inspiration, motivation and knowledge you need to achieve your goals.

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English

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+44 (0) 208 123 2006


Episodes

Episode 502 - Dan Woodgate

8/21/2019
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We speak to the hugely inspirational Dan Woodgate, there’s controversy at the Tokyo test event for the Olympic triathlon, and Kipchoge talks breaking two. Training Talk talks breaking three... or four... or five, and Kit Around the World takes to the Gram. Plus, Rate Your Run is all over Twitter, and we completely forget about Facebook Friday.

Duration:01:40:34

Episode 501 - Renee McGregor

8/14/2019
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We announce the winners of our special Episode 500 runr kit bundle, do a special extra-long shout-out for your Kit Around the World, you Rate Your Run, Holly speaks to leading sports dietician Renee McGregor, Brett Larner shares a few thoughts on the Tokyo Olympic marathon route, distance running legend Kenenisa Bekele offers advice to his younger self, and a 14-year-old runs a 76-minute half marathon.

Duration:01:30:35

Episode 500 - Celebrating 500 with the Marathon Talk team!

8/7/2019
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On this week’s show we celebrate 500 episodes! We share some highlights, catch up with some of our favourite guests from the past including Paralympic Champions Noel Thatcher and Richard Whitehead and Hannah Corne, speak to our wonderful production team, bring you some never heard before hilarious show outtakes and Tony shares a priceless sing-along 500th show Yuki musical trials! You're in for treat!

Duration:03:12:22

Episode 499 - Sara Owczarczak-Garstecka.

7/31/2019
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Wow, it’s Episode 499, next week we hit the magical 500! It’s countdown to Tokyo 2020 with 1 year to go, Mo lines up the GNR again, Luke Traynor tests positive, Tom speaks to Sara Garstecka about dogs, running and dog bites, you send some splendid pics around world, rate you run, and perch on the podium.

Duration:01:33:28

Episode 498 - Steve Birkinshaw

7/24/2019
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Good news about the US Olympic Marathon Trials, and for Scottish marathoners, and for the BMC. Five Talents are putting on a great running weekend this October and are offering a chance to win complimentary places. Martin interviews English fellrunner, Steve Birkinshaw. Tony’s here with some Trials, and Facebook Friday peruses your Strava masterpieces.

Duration:01:31:06

Episode 497 - Paul Tierney

7/17/2019
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On this week’s show Martin is joined by Anji Andrews in hosting the show for the first time. There’s some super fast running on the track from Charlie Grice, a new women’s mile WR and a new women’s marathon WR (pushing a triple buggy!), Join the charity Five Talents at the Eden Project Marathon for free! In an extended interview Martin speaks to the quite incredible Wainwright record running Paul Tierney.

Duration:01:24:41

Episode 496 - John Kelly

7/11/2019
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On this week’s show, Holly speaks to the Barkley-marathon-finisher John Kelly, Tom’s breaks his non run streak and is back from the parkrun UK annual conference. Martin is back from a rather painful Strava Mile at the always-incredible Night of the 10,000m PBs, which also saw incredible racing from start to finish. Bernard Lagat breaks the US v40 marathon record in Australia…but is still only third fastest in his family!

Duration:01:32:22

Episode 495 - Caitriona Jennings

7/3/2019
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Tom speaks to this year’s Comrades 3rd female and 2012 Olympian Caitriona Jennings, Kipchoge confirms Vienna as his 1:59 venue, Jim Walmsley and Clare Gallagher light up the Western States 100, and the CWG in Birmingham is costing top dollar! Plus, you guys rock your Kit Around the World, climb aboard the Launch Pad, stand atop the Podium, and Rate Your Run.

Duration:01:20:09

Episode 494 - Nic Bideau

6/26/2019
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Martin speaks to Australian Olympic coach Nic Bideau, Ali Brownlee runs his first marathon, as part of a sort-of-duathlon... and qualifies for the Hawaii Ironman. Plus Tokyo plan for the Olympic heat, Ben Pochee drops in to talk Night of the 10,000m PBs, and Tony’s here with some Trials.

Duration:02:18:43

Episode 493 - Mark Gainey (Strava co-founder)

6/19/2019
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On this week’s show Martin speak to the co-founder of Strava Mark Gainey about segments, set up, the Rim to Rim and the future. We remember American track star Gabriele Grunewald, young Brit track stars re-write the record books, Kara Goucher runs Leadville, Kenyan marathoner banned for rat poison. We talk summer speed work to sharpen you up, you rate your run, talk about what keeps you going, wear your MT kit at Comrades and stand on the MT podium.

Duration:01:32:21

Episode 492 - Comrades Special

6/12/2019
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Tom’s just arrived back from Comrades, where him and his Dad snuck inside the cut-off, finishing in a brilliant 11 hours and 45 minutes, so we’re going to focus mostly on that incredible race. Although, Tony is also here with some Trials.

Duration:01:53:51

Episode 491 - Steve Way and Chrissie Wellington pre Comrades

6/5/2019
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On this week’s show Tom speaks to Steve Way and Martin speaks to Chrissie Wellington about this weekend’s Comrades race. We’re on ‘the Gram’. Caster can compete, for the moment. John Kerry DNF’s so does James Williams. Callum Hawkins is fired up for Doha. Kipchoge is blogging about 1:59. It’s all about Comrades for Tom and Brian. You rate your runs, wear your kit with pride, talk about your biggest taper errors and stand on the podium!

Duration:01:31:23

Episode 490 - Adharanand Finn

5/29/2019
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Mo Farah and Steph Twell retain their British 10k titles, the day after Melissa Courtney and Chris O’Hare triumph over the mile. There’s another high profile positive from Kenya, and James Williams is looking to break the Land’s End to John o'Groats record. Sarah Dudgeon interviews Adharanand Finn, Training Talk is all about Tom’s top taper tips (to himself), and Facebook Friday is all about a healthier happier you.

Duration:01:34:33

Episode 489 - Hayley Carruthers

5/22/2019
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On this week’s show Martin speaks to Hayley Carruthers about ‘that London Marathon’ finish from this year’s race, the London Marathon ballot is the biggest ever, there could be a new world marathon major, it’s a down-down at Comrades and fast in Manchester. Nicky Spinks does the Paddy Buckley Double. In Training Talk we look at picking your next race, you rate your run, Tony’s here with his trials. You stand on the podium and are all over the launchpad.

Duration:01:31:58

Episode 488 - Nicky Spinks LIVE

5/15/2019
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On this week’s show Tom hosts a Q&A with Nicky Spinks where they talk all things Double Bob and the Barkley Marathons, Mo and Galen are running Chicago, Aly Dixon ups the distance, Athletics South Africa will appeal the decision against Caster Semenya, and there’s quite possibly the greatest dip ever from someone with quite possibly the greatest name ever! Holly’s back from her latest victory, Tom and Brian talk Comrades training with just a few weeks to go, and you guys break down barriers...

Duration:02:08:31

Episode 487 - Charlotte Purdue

5/8/2019
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On this week’s show we’re joined by the the 3rd fastest female British marathoner in history after her recent 2hr25min in London, Charlotte Purdue. Eliud Kipchoge announces another crack at going sub 2 hours the marathon. Caster Semenya has her CAS appeal rejected, there’s a new 50-mile world best, Training Talk is supported by Thriva and looks at that tricky period after a marathon, Tony’s here with his trials, you rate your run, look amazing in your MT kit around the world and share your...

Duration:01:46:17

Episode 486 - The London Marathon Special

5/1/2019
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We bring you all the news from a spectacular Virgin Money London Marathon. There were world records for a fastest second half, first loser, and third placer... incredible performances from male and female Brits, stories galore, and Eliud Kipchoge at his glorious best. We also catch up with Sarah O’shea about how her race went, and Training Talk looks at what to do if your marathon didn’t go to plan.

Duration:01:39:36

Episode 485 - Vicky Holland (Part Two)

4/24/2019
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This week's show is sponsored by Precision Hydration. Eliud’s up for London, the Two Oceans Marathon is re-routed, and Bernard Lagat is after his family marathon record. We announce a new leisure tee, Training Talk is brought to you by Fitness Rewards, and Tom speaks to Vicky Holland in part two of our interview with the current World Triathlon Champion.

Duration:01:33:47

Episode 484 - Vicky Holland (Part One)

4/17/2019
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On this week’s show Yuki couldn’t retain his Boston crown whilst septegenarian Gene Dykes ran super fast. CJ Albertson runs a 2:17 marathon, indoors! Martin and Holly talk mental strength on race day, Tony’s here with his trials, we’re joined by 2012 Team GB Olympic triathlete and 2018 World Triathlon Series Champion Vicky Holland, you rate your run, show off your kit and stand on the podium!

Duration:01:41:08

Episode 483 - Martin at The Science Museum

4/10/2019
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This week’s show is a bit different, as we’re bringing you all the audio from the Science Museum event that Martin hosted with Jo Pavey, and a short Training Talk where Tom and Holly reflect on learnings from their own marathon experiences, and announce a competition from our friends at Fitness Rewards. We’ll catch up on all the news and other stuff next week.

Duration:02:16:32