204: Steve Moneghetti & the Berlin Marathon returns
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Brad jogs along to his own beat and floats the market for a potential coach.
Julian continues on the comeback trail as Bri’s due date nears.
Brady throws out a long run with a 5k surge and contemplates upon the Imperfects podcast with Ben Crowe.
Berlin Marathon returned for the first time in two years and was won by 2017 runner-up Guye Adola of Ethiopia in 2:05:45, followed by Bethwel Yegon. Keninisa Bekele weathered some dubious pacing to finish 3rd in 2:06:45. Gotytom Gebreslase of Ethiopia won in her debut in the marathon with a time of 2:20:09.
Sinead Diver comes straight off the plane to place 4th in the Great Manchester Run 10K in 32:31, ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October 2021. Eloise Wellings was also in the 10K placing 8th ahead of her marathon debut next week.
Listener question asks the boys what’s in their essential pre-race playlist and Moose’s purchase of the week is a high tech
The Imperfects podcast with Ben Crowe mentioned in Brady’s recap.
Steve Moneghetti returns to the show with Brad & Brady to recap his victory in the 1990 Berlin Marathon, as well as to discuss how his 1996 biography ‘In The Long Run’ came about at that point in his career.
Steve recalls the lead-up to that race, including taking the World’s Best in the Half Marathon at the Great North Run two weeks out, with Nic Bideau desperately getting the story to the papers back home and enduring the depletion diet.
Steve shares the significance of the event at that time in history, and what it meant for the eventual winner of the women’s race Uta Pippig to run through the Brandenburg Gate for the first time as well as the differences between what the race was back then in terms of the build-up and atmosphere compared to the spectacle it is now.
Recounting the moments of crossing the finish line, Steve talks about what the victory meant to him, what he would have done differently and the aftermath of his career profile.
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