113: Youcef Abdi Part 2
Brad has a quiet christmas over in Bateman’s Bay
Julian clocks his highest mileage post-Doha and banters all the way.
Brady keeps his long run in check over in Falls Creek.
Andy Buchanan takes out the win in a sub-63 at the Year End half marathon in Tachikawa, Japan
New Zealand announce a full, self-funded team for the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships
The boys review 2019 and rate the Australian runners who had a breakout performance, who emerged, who dominated and who to watch for 2020.
Moose on the Loose returns and doesn’t care about your positivity.
Youcef Abdi picks off from last week recounting his bronze medal performance at the Manchester Commonwealth Games in the 1500m in detail. After going through his personal bests, Youcef talks about what led to his transition from the 1500m to Steeplechase after the campaign for the 2004 Athens Olympics, addressing the challenges in combining hurdling with raw speed. Brad asks about training in Eldoret, Kenya at the time of their elections in the lead up to Beijing 2008 Olympics and Youcef then talks about his 6th place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics before retiring after the London 2012 Olympics, giving insight for what he attributes to having a resilient and durable running career. Youcef rounds out this interview sharing what his current life as a Development Officer for Little Athletics and coming full circle returning to soccer.
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