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Brad recaps his week leading into the Gold Coast Marathon, settling his nerves before pacing Lyndsey Flanagan, then going on to finish in 2:23:26.
Julian breaks out from jogging for a while then works through a few obstacles in travelling.
Brady works through his own travel obstacles before setting a new personal best of 65:27 in the Gold Coast Half Marathon.
Gold Coast Marathon returns after three years, with Jo Fukuda of Japan winning the marathon in 2:10:15, well clear of countryman Akihiro Kaneko and Belgium’s Amaury Paquet. Louis McAfee in his debut 2:17 took fourth overall and the Oceania Marathon Championship ahead of Samuel Gebremichael and Jacob Cocks.
Lyndsey Flanagan of the USA was the winner of in a Course Record time of 2:24:43, Lisa Weightman second and took the Oceania title and Shiho Kaneshige from Japan came third. Nera Jerab from Western Australia and Anna Kelly from Victoria were second and third respectively for the Oceania Marathon Championship.
The Half Marathon on Saturday was won by Brett Robinson in 63:14 ahead of Ed Goddard and Tim Vincent. Eloise Wellings won the Half Marathon in 1:10:53 ahead of Jess Stenson who joins the boys live on stage to recap the race and how she assesses the race within training for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
In the 10k Isaac Heyne was first overall, while Leanne Pompeani added her third victory in the event.
Stewy McSweyn returned to form at the Stockholm Diamond League 3000m, running 7:31.93 for fourth place, while Jack Rayner came 9th in 7:47.62.
Catriona Bisset posted another season-best in the 800m with a time of 1:58.5, while Linden Hall took the win in the Women’s 1500m in 4:02.65 with Georgia Griffith placing third in 4:04.75.
Matt Ramsden posted a season’s best of 3:37.05 in the Men’s 1500m, while Jye Perrott ran 1:47.03 in the B 800m.
Athletics Australia announces its team for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games:
- 800m – Catriona Bisset, Georgia Griffith
- 1500m – Linden Hall, Jessica Hull, Abby Caldwell
- 3000m Steeplechase – Amy Cashin
- 5000 – Rose Davies, Nat Rule, Jessica Hull
- 10000 – Isobel Batt-Doyle, Rose Davies
- Marathon – Sinead Diver, Eloise Wellings, Jessica Stenson
- 800m – Peter Bol, Joseph Deng, Charlie Hunter
- 1500m – Oliver Hoare, Stewy McSweyn, Matt Ramsden
- 3000m Steeplechase – Ben Buckingham
- 5000 – Ky Robinson
- 10000 – Jack Rayner, Ky Robinson
- Marathon – Liam Adams, Andy Buchanan, Jack Rayner
Andy Buchanan chats on stage about his announcement to the Commonwealth Games team, pacing the Gold Coast marathon recovering off covid, how he found out he was joining the team and how he’s approaching the upcoming training camp at St Moritz.
Training talk this week is all about the post-marathon recovery process, touching on the importance of resting and refreshing both from the physical and mental aspects of the marathon.
Then the special live show closes out as Moose goes Loose on an old classic, taking on all of Surfers Paradise.