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Brad has a scare with the other calf on the track before surviving through the week.

Julian gets stitched up by his heart rate strap out on the River Run, and gets top of the line gear for Running Company Geelong.

Brady goes steady on threshold intervals, then changes the gears in a fartlek.

Jack Rayner ran 27:15.35 to set a new 10,000m National Record at the TEN Sound Running meet in San Juan Capistrano, California. Rayner came third in the meet behind Olympic Bowerman duo, American Grant Fisher and Canadian Mo Ahmed who also set records for their respective nations.  Pat Tiernan whom set the prior record, came 14th in 27:45.95

Kiwi George Beamish and Oli Hoare were separated by .01 seconds in the 1500m earlier in the meet, Beamish taking the win in 3:36.53.

Jack Rayner joined the boys hours after to discuss the race, chatting about how he felt in the lead up and the race night conditions, the wavelight keeping the pace smooth, his form and expectations coming off Zatopek, and finding redemption from Tokyo Olympics. You can listen to that chat here.

The TEN Men’s 10000m Results

Catriona Bisset takes another win in the 800m Madrid Indoor Athletics Meet. 2:00.10, ahead of the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade. Jessica Hull ran 4:11.39 in the Women’s 1500m.

Madrid Indoor Results

Abby Caldwell clocks the 8th fastest 1500m of 4:04.79 at NSW Milers Meet 4 at Bankstown.

Results

Tim Vincent runs Roma Ostia Half Marathon 61:43 placing 12th, placing 10th all time.

Results Athletics Australia Round-Up

Eliud Kipchoge took the win in 2:02:40 at the Tokyo Marathon, adding to his collection of victories. Brigid Kosgei won the women’s marathon in 2:16:02, the third fastest in history.

Stephen Mokoka set the new 50km Road World Record in South Africa in 2:40:13, splitting the marathon in around 2:13. World Athletics Report

The boys chat about the Kieser Great Ocean Road Running Festival as part of a 4 part weekly segment, in which they will be taking listeners through training tips, course advice and chatting to some special guests about the exiting event taking place on the 14th-15th of May along the iconic Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.

Olympic Bronze Medallist in the 1500m Tokyo Olympics, Josh Kerr of Scotland joins Luke Mathews on a wide ranging, in-depth chat, opening with setting the recent British 1500m & Mile Indoor Record in the same race at the Boston University Indoor, calling his shot beforehand and finding the drive to perform coming off the Millrose Games. With the records in the bag Josh talks about his decision to now focus on the Outdoor season over the Indoor Championships and his rivalry with Oli Hoare.

Josh takes it back to his junior days in Edinburgh & Glasgow, running with Jake Wightman and making a name at the European Junior Championships while taking us through the process of getting recruited at the University of New Mexico in the NCAA. Josh shares the training and competing mindset in college, coming against college stars Ed Cheserek & Craig Engels while forming his breakout season both indoors and outdoors. Josh recounts the 2017 London World Championships, dealing with the lows that came off the training camp at Font-Romeu and using that experience to better understand himself. He explains the typical weeks of training during base and championship season back at New Mexico and his difference in mindset and raising the stakes by being vocal about his race intentions. Then he recalls the dramatic episode at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championship turned a poor performance in the DMR into a dominant run in the Mile the following day.

Josh goes into publicly claiming the NCAA 1500m record, then recalls the process of turning pro and why he ultimately chose to sign with the Brooks Beasts in Seattle, and forming his relationship with Brooks and head coach Danny Mackey. The first half of this chat concludes with talking about Josh’s “why” for running, reconnecting his community, giving reconnecting 

You can hear more Josh alongside Brooks Beast teammate David Ribich on the Sit & Kick Podcast

 

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