181: 2021 Track & Field National Championships Wrap-Up
Brad fits in workouts around time around the family and watching the Nationals.
Brady tees off preparation for the Jells Park cross country relays and locks some races in.
Julian starts to lay the foundation for the upcoming marathon training block.
Desi Linden sets new 50K World Best 2:59:54 in Oregon, USA
Eliud Kipchoge wins the NN Mission Marathon in 2:04:30 held on a closed course on the Enschede Airport Twente in the Netherlands. German Katharina Steinrück was first woman across in 2:25:59.
Peter Bol & Catriona Bisset dominated the 800m National Titles, while Jye Edwards won the men’s 1500m upstaging the favourite Stewy McSweyn and booking his spot on the Olympic team in the process, with Team Telford teammate Rorey Hunter taking third.
Linden Hall secured her spot for Tokyo in the women’s 1500m, winning the National Title in 4:07 over Abby Caldwell and Gen Gregson.
James Nipperess left it all on the track taking the Men’s Steeplechase, edging Ben Buckingham all within the final stretch. Gen Gregson secured her spot on the team winning the women’s steeplechase, just ahead of Cara Feain-Ryan.
Results via Athletics Australia ResultsHub
Jessica Stenson withdraws from Sydney Marathon Event citing bone stress injury, ending Tokyo Olympic campaign. At time of publication there is still yet to be any formal start list released.
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Listener Question from @heapsgoodrunners asks whether low mileage high quality training can be effective for running a good marathon, then Moose on the Loose treads the subject on quality required for the National Championships.
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