089: Jessica Hull
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Julian Spence has been announced to represent Australia at the World Championships Athletics in Doha running the marathon at midnight, 5th October 2019.
Brad debuts for Bendigo Region and takes home the IR 10K Championship at Lakeside:10.
Brady goes out too hot in the cold winds of Albert Park and tries to hold on for the bats.
Stewy McSweyn runs second-fastest all-time 1500m behind Ryan Gregson at Monaco Diamond League, while Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands breaks the world mile record in 4:12.
Lakeside:10 at Albert Park won by Harry Summers for Box Hill in a dominant display in the heavy winds in a time of 28:35. Whitney Sharp for St Stephens Harriers takes out the women’s race in 33:20.
Illawong Revesby Workers Athletics, featuring Belinda Martin’s run of the day take out the Women’s NSW Road Relays 4x4k, while the Sydney Uni Men make a long-awaited return to the top.
This week’s listener question asks about the legality around receiving outside assistance during races which then segues into Moose on the Loose about the inconsistency organisers show laying and enforcing the rules.
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Jessica Hull joins Brady to debrief her performance in the Pre Classic where she ran 4:02 in the 1500m in her debut race as a professional, going over mantras, training and tactics that lead to running her Tokyo Olympics Qualifier. Jessica explains the process of turning pro and signing with the agency totalsportsus and then talks about her storied NCAA career, from choosing the University of Oregon and getting into the NCAA system, training in Oregon and having unfettered access to facilities and resources, while getting recognition to balancing her academics and sport.
Jess uncovers the origins of her running starting at school cross country and being coached by her dad and building the progression slowly before going into what a typical training week now looks like, then closing out with her sources of inspiration within the Oregon scene and the difference in racing mentality between Australia and America as well as future plans for racing.
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