Inside Running 41: Lee Troop
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Brad struggles for motivation before getting into a different quarters session and makes some adjustments for the upcoming baby.
Brady comes off Ballarat spacing out his sessions, and copies one of Brad’s.
Julian returns to host after getting to Boulder, Colorado despite some logistical issues and adjusting to the altitude.
Ben St Lawrence wins City2Surf over Liam Adams in a sprint finish, while Ellie Pashley takes out the women’s race.
The boys cover the men’s & women’s marathon at the European Athletics Championship in Berlin, with Volha Mazuronak of Belarus overcoming a nosebleed for the win, while Belgian Koen Naert sets a meet record.
17-year-old phenom Jakob Ingebrigsten sets the world on fire winning both the 1500m and 5000m.
Teen prodigy Ingebrigtsen’s wins 1500m-5000m double in Berlin
Listener question, Martin asks about what to look for in a blood test, while Moose is confused about the application process to the elite field at Chicago Marathon.
Julian talks with Geelong legend and 2:09 marathon runner Lee Troop over in Boulder, Colorado. Lee shares starting his journey alongside his father and how the high school system in Australia compares to the US. Lee progresses to setting up the Geelong Region Cross Country team and having Steve Moneghetti as a mentor, as well as breaking Ron Clarke’s 5000m record on the way to his debut marathon in London. He then recounts the tense lead-up to the marathon trial for the Sydney Olympics and what makes a good marathon. Lee jumps forward to setting up the Boulder Track Club and his coaching philosophy, before giving his thoughts on where Australia’s next top marathoner will come from and some exciting plans in the pipeline for Geelong running.