Brad jogs around the Canberra mara course and still doesn’t slow down.
Julian finds appreciation in his run/walks, and the process of slowly getting back into it.
Brady does a manual Mona and more speedwork for the Bendigo Dragon Mile.
Ash Watson wins 50k, although not in record time, while Zoe Hawkins takes the women’s title.
Liam Adams & Milly Clark took out the Half Marathon while Leanne Pompeani and Aaron Parker won the10km event. Featuring post-race audio taken live from the event with Nick Earl, Steph Auston, Liam Adams, Milly Clark and Ash Watson.
Nic Harman wins Kasumigaura 10 mile in Japan in what might be an exciting lead up to Gold Coast.
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Feel incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity by @officialbsrf to be selected to race in the Kasumigaura 10 mile in Japan yesterday. It was fantastic to mix in with quality Japanese athletes who always race hard and honestly. To be able to come away with first place is a great honour. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the generosity of @waynelarden , Nicola Bentley from Pont 3 Events and Tad for being overwhelmingly accommodating. This assistance made for an even more unforgettable experience. I can’t wait to visit this beautiful place again!
Two listener questions ask about the hype around the latest Nike Free, and what could be done to raise the profile of athletics, before Moose goes on the loose about exploiting the handicapping system in this weekend’s Stawell Gift.
Benita Willis continues her interview with Brad from where she left off last week, talking about the impact her World Cross victory had in the lead up to the Athens Olympics, before carrying an injury into the 10000m. She talks about life as a full-time athlete, travelling on the international circuit and moving to Boulder and the different coaches and training systems she had over the years as well as running her marathons in 2008 and 2012 and why track speed was an important
component of her training before her final marathon at the London Olympics and the decision to retire from professional competition. From there Benita talks openly about the challenges in transitioning from professional athletics into the workforce, getting into coaching and her roles in Queensland Athletics, organising training groups and role as a Gold Coast Marathon ambassador as well as addressing issues in the IAAF Commission, giving her thoughts on the newly implemented ranking system and Diamond League removing 5000m races from the program.