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April 17, 2019  

076: Benita Willis (Part 2)

April 17, 2019

076:

Brad jogs around the Canberra mara course and still doesn’t slow down.
Julian finds appreciation in his run/walks, and the process of slowly getting back into it.
Brady does a manual Mona and more speedwork for the Bendigo Dragon Mile.

Catriona Bisset breaks 2 minutes in the 800m at Uni, clocking the fastest time in 10 years and 4th fastest of all time in Australia.

Women’s Game Report

 

Nick Earl and Steph Auston win the 2019 Canberra Marathon

Canberra Times Report
Ash Watson wins 50k, although not in record time while Zoe Hawkins takes the women’s title.

Liam Adams & Milly Clark took out the Half Marathon while Leanne Pompeani Aaron Parker 10km. Featuring post-race audio taken live from the event with Nick Earl, Steph Auston, Liam Adams, Milly Clark and Ash Watson.
Results

 

Nic Harman wins Kasumigaura 10 mile in Japan in what might be an exciting lead up to Gold Coast.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwQJqN8pWzf/

 

2 listener questions ask firstly about the hype around the latest Nike Free, and secondly, what could be done to raise the profile of athletics before Moose On The Loose exploiting the handicapping system in this weekend’s Stawell Gift.

 

Benita Willis continues her interview with Brad from where she left off last week, talking about the impact her World Cross victory had in the lead up to the Athens Olympics, before carrying an injury into the 10000m.

She talks about life as a full-time athlete, travelling on the international circuit and moving to Boulder and the different coaches and training systems she had over the years as well as running her marathons in 2008 and 2012 and why track speed was an important component of her training before her final marathon at the London Olympics and the decision to retire from professional competition. From there Benita talks openly about the challenges in transitioning from professional athletics into the workforce, getting into coaching and her roles in Queensland Athletics, organising training groups and role as a Gold Coast Marathon ambassador as well as addressing issues in the IAAF Commission, giving her thoughts on the newly implemented ranking system and Diamond League removing 5000m races from the program.

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