078: London Marathon 2019 with Brett Robinson, Jack Rayner & Sinead Diver.
Brad logs in his longest run since February.
Julian’s heart rate goes all over the place.
Brady solves the world’s problems over the half marathon at O’Keefe Rail Trail.
This week’s episode is an extended recap of the London Marathon, starting with review of the coverage options before discussing the elite performances of the race.
Eliud Kipchoge solidifies his claim as the greatest marathon runner of all time, running the second fastest time ever of 2:02:37. Mosinet Geremew places second in 2:02:55 and becomes the third runner in history to run under 2:03. Brigid Kosgei runs the ninth fastest marathon ever, winning in 2:18:20.
It was a memorable day for our elite Aussies:
Brett Robinson 2:10:55; completing his first marathon without a watch and 11 fastest of all time.
Jack Rayner 2:11:06; in the second fastest debut and 13th fastest Australian of all time
Sinead Diver 2:24:11; taking the lead to following no pack or pacers for the first half and finishing 7th, and 3rd fastest women of all time.
Michael Roeger 2:22:51; setting an ambulant world record marathon and beating his time from Melbourne last year.
Brett, Jack and Sinead all check in to give debriefs on their races, giving their accounts on the lead-up to their races and how it all unfolded, unpacking their tactics and the moves made throughout the race. They each also discuss what their plans are for the year ahead.
In other London Marathon news, half marathon record holder Abraham Kiptum was banished after a positive doping result, followed by some a bizarre press statement from his management
A race at the Queensland University of Technology has been called out on neglecting to give women prize money, reigniting discussions from the Nail Can Hill race last year.
Listener Rolle asks about what makes a great cross country athlete, specificity in terms of strength before Moose on the Loose lack of sympathy and disrespect for athlete disabilities and then Croker on the Loose goes off on the lack or respect given to the marathon as a sport.
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