Brad ticks along, covering the ground easily then goes into plover research.
Julian spends the week recovering from a marathon simulation workout.
Brady gets through his workouts in torrid conditions ahead of the Half Marathon time trial.
London Marathon Elite Field formally announced with Eluid Kipchoge, Keninisa Bekele and Brigid Kosgei headlining. Mo Farah will be pacing the Olympic standard time of 2:11:30 with Australians featuring Sinead Diver, Ellie Pashley, Brett Robinson, Jack Rayner and Julian Spence. London Marathon Elite Men’s Field London Marathon Elite Women’s Field
Stockholm Diamond League featured Stewy McSweyn setting a new PB and the 2nd fastest Australian 1500m of all time in 3:31.48, just behind Tim Cheruiyot and Jakob Ingebrigsten with Matt Ramsden coming 5th in 3:35.99. Jess Hull ran 4:02.65 in the Women’s 1500m, while Peter Bol ran 1:46.26 in the Men’s 800m. Stockholm Diamond League Results
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Timothy Cheruiyot has won the Stockholm Diamond League 1500m in 3:30.25 from 19 year old Jakob Ingebrigtsen. Stewart McSweyn set a new PB clocking 3:31.48, the second fastest of all-time by an Australia. Matthew Ramsden was 5th in 3:35.99 💪💪🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀 #diamondleague #1500m #ingebrigtsen #middledistancerunner #diamondleague💎 #athletics #globalathletics #trackandfield #athleticsaustralia
Matt Ramsden earlier ran 4:55.44 for 2000m, the second fastest Australian of all time in Bydgoszcz, Poland outkicking Marcin Lewandowski for the win. At the same meet, Joseph Deng and Peter Bol backed up from Monaco in the 800m, running 1:45.86 & 1:45.92 respectively. Athletics Weekly Results
Listener question asks the nitty-gritty of the boy’s strength and conditioning routine, Moose on Merber goes random, before Crokes on the Loose scorns the cesspool of YouTube comments.
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but my quads also chafe and they’re probably in the bottom 1% on the girth chart
— Kyle Merber (@TheRealMerb) July 28, 2020
This week paralympian Noel Thatcher MBE and 5-time Paralympian, talks to friend of the show Jarryd Clifford, starting with his impressive range of personal bests on the track and road and challenges getting records ratified.
Noel explains about being born with his vision impairment and how getting caught smoking at boarding school developed his ability to mix it with able-body competitors in the English school system. He recounts making his first of 5 Paralympic teams representing Great Britain at the 1984 Los Angeles Paralympics and whether he lived up to his own expectations, then redeeming himself in the 800m in Seoul Paralympics in 1988 after getting knocked off the track.
Noel talks about the years between Paralympic Games, including competing and throwing banter at the European Championships, getting misguided by Aussie Pat Scammell as well as declaring his strategy to the media at the 1992 Barcelona Games and experimenting with longer distances in Japan. Noel then goes on how an injury in the lead up to Atlanta prevented him from pulling off the “full Zatopek”, the unforgettable atmosphere of Sydney Paralympics and how he was announced as the flag bearer for the Athens Games.
Closes with retiring as an athlete and watching the parathlete movement swell, how far it’s come and getting support, what needs to change for para-sport to grow and what he looks forward to.