88: Gold Coast Marathon Live / Bernard Lagat
Brad throws up the wings in the Gold Coast marathon pacing duties.
Julian blows up in the half marathon making the predictions come true.
Brady gets through the 10K ahead of Lakeside of the Inside Running head-to-head-to head.
Barber and Leanne Pompeani each won the 10k in windy conditions.
Jack Rayner defends his title while Sinead Diver finally takes line honours over a tight contest against Ellie Pashley in the half marathon. Ellie joins in to debrief her race and the 10K at Oceania.
Gold Coast Marathon taken out by Japanese former national record holder Yuta Shitara, setting a new Australian All-Comers record. New Zealand’s Zane Robertson runs 2:09:19 besting his twin brother Jake’s national record. Liam Adams sets new PB of 2:11:36 just missing the Olympic standard.
Milly Clark makes an impactful return to the marathon distance behind Rodah Jepkorir.
The boys field live questions on whether they’d pursue running as professional athletes and if they’d get into the competitive trail scene.
Sinead Diver, Ellie Pashley, Jack Rayner, Bernard Lagat and Liam Adams after their respective races and give recaps on their days, how their training went and plans for the future.
Recorded ahead of the running 2:12:10 ahead of Gold Coast Marathon, Brady hosts the interview with Bernard Lagat hosted by Maurten, second fastest over 1500m. Bernard talks about his extensive career covering the goal to make the podium in the 1500m for the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, racing El Gourrouj and trying to replicate the success at Zurich at the Athens for Silver. Bernard recounts his long career starting with athletic family and the influence they had and the significance of the family record in the marathon. They chat about switching allegiances from Kenya to USA and a typical training week for the 1500m before dealing with the challenges for the 2008 Olympics running with Achilles problems in the 1500m and 5000m, then attempting to transition to the 10000m for 2016 before focusing on the 5000m.
Bernard share his special relationship with his coach James Li and stepping up to the marathon after Rio Olympics and what the tactics were ahead of choosing and racing the Gold Coast Marathon and his history with Eliud Kipchoge, giving his thoughts on the future track and field before fielding some audience questions including what he learnt from New York City Marathon and the best piece of advice he’s been given.
(The audio is all live so apologies for the changes in volume at times but hopefully you get that 'live' feel when listening)
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