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Julian continues his comeback trail, joining in the Mooseathon and recruiting prospective elite runners.
Brad covers the mat well and shares more tales from the gym.
Brady cuts down in some 200s and gets in tune with his easy pace.
It was the return of a very different London Marathon 2020, where over 19 2.2km laps around St James Park; Brigid Kosgei took out the women’s in cold, humid and torrid conditions taking honours in 2:18:58, with the run of the day going to Sara Hall in second in 2:22:01 in a sprint finish. Sinead Diver was the first Australian home in 2:27:07 for 8th place, with Ellie Pashley coming 12th 2:31:31 to mark a successful recovery from injury. Previous guest Molly Seidel ran a PB of 2:25:13 for 6th place.
Within the men’s race, there was drama even before the start line with Keninisa Bekele withdrawing with a calf injury. Shura Kitata won the London Marathon in a tight sprint finish against Vincent Kipchumba and Sisay Lemma, in a winning time of 2:05:41. Eluid Kipchoge in what was the upset of the race finished 8th in 2:06:49. Brett Robinson made an attempt on the Australian Marathon Record pace but unfortunately succumbed to a DNF around 36km, citing a stitch interfering with his breathing.
Jetty 2 Jetty over north of Brisbane Tim Vincent over Jack Bruce in the half marathon while Katinka Von Elsner-Wellsteed took home honours in the women’s half marathon. Louis McAfee and Lana Hahn were the winners of the 10km.
Jetty 2 Jetty Results
Listener question asks how do you know you’re at your mental and physical peak and Moose on the Loose calls out the poor form of the BBC commentators. The boys close with a little preview of some of the track races coming in Europe including Joshua Cheptegei’s 10K WR attempt and how Stewy McSweyn will close the season.
Tina Muir, Great Britain representative and host of the popular Running For Real podcast joins Sophie Fitt to talk about growing up in England, getting into running and having a coach look after her long term before recounting how she got into the US college system through a gap year and running for Ferris State University in Michigan and the jump in intensity of the NCAA system coming from the UK club system. Tina shares the pressures that came with that environment and the missive to lose weight then having a better coaching experience in her second year.
Tina then goes into how she pursued her life-long goal of representing Great Britain, driving force and the opportunity through a last-minute call up to the 2016 European Athletics Championship Half Marathon.
After running her marathon PB of 2:36 at the 2016 California International Marathon, Tina’s plans for 2017 changed dramatically in the aftermath from that marathon and after meeting her niece while training high volume, the ongoing fight with the voice in her head and eventually the event that triggered her decision to step away from the sport. She openly shares her struggles with amenorrhea and dealing with constant symptoms throughout her life and finding her way back to fertility while Sophie provides insight and context to the condition. Tina then goes through the moment she fell pregnant with her first daughter Bailey, how and why her story went viral through all the media outlets before closing on what it’s like to be in America right now, some of the standout podcast guests she’s hosted and her book recommendations.