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October 15, 2020  

154: Sinead Diver fresh off the London Marathon

October 15, 2020

154: Sinead Diver | World Records in Valencia


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Brad struts his fashion on the field and then some 4:10’s on Mulligans.
Julian hangs with Surf Coast Track Club and learns the workings of the fake shoe market.
Brady paces his athletes to 5K PBs out in Shepparton. 


Letesenbet Gidey sets a new 5000m World Record 14:06.65 on October 7th in Valencia, clearing fellow Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba’s mark of 12 years by over 4 seconds. 


Joshua Cheptegei, as he intended set the new 10,000m World Record, running 26:11.02 in Valencia. Paced by up to 4km by Matt Ramsden as well as a pacing light rail, while Melbourne Track Club teammates Stewy McSweyn and Ryan Gregson paced a second group.  


Stewy McSweyn finishes his season with a 5000m in Hengelo 13:16.05 trailing winner Yomif Kejelcha in trying conditions. Ryan Gregson finished 4th in 13:43.97. At the same meet Sifan Hassan set a new European Record 10000m posting 29:36.67 


NSW XC Championships Dapto taken out by James Nipperess over Ed Goddard and Ben St Lawrence. In the womens it was Paige Campbell, Marnie Ponton and Keeley Small
Full Results
NSW Athletics Men’s Race Report
NSW Athletics Women’s Race Report


Listener question of the week asks about the best running quotes to get them out the door and then Moose is on the Loose about twisting stats to make an argument.

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Sinead Diver returns from her 8th place finish at the 2020 London Marathon and talks with Sophie about navigating the flight home before getting into the details of her training structure in the lead-up to London Marathon, how different it was compared to previous training blocks and navigating the lockdown restrictions and recruiting locals Dave Ridley and Nat Rule to pace workouts.
Sinead opens up about dealing with a foot niggle before the buildup and rebuilding fitness and headspace setting off. She goes into life inside the hotel bubble, including the differences in COVID testing between Melbourne and London, wearing the bump collar, interacting with other athletes before finally getting into raceday. Sinead gives insight to dealing with the torrid weather forecast and conditions, trying to warm up and the stark differences of the two sides of the race loop and the difficult job the pacers had that day along with GPS watch error, her strategy for a lapped course and what the wind really felt like at St James Park. Sinead goes into the stress of those opening kilometers, then struggling throughout the race to the end and dealing with the results as well as some extra insight from the blood test post-race.
Sinead closes with processing the result, what it means moving forward, the process of the post race drug test and reuniting with Ellie Pashley before giving some goss on the after party and mixing with the other runners before flying home the next morning..   


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