207: Eloise Wellings & her debut marathon
Brad assesses his workouts relative to his age and considers options as Sydney reopens.
Julian’s back at work and in the tribulations of running while still learning to be a Dad.
Brady has a bit of a challenging week in Echuca as he prepares for the Melbourne Marathon.
Boston Marathon won by Benson Kipruto in tactical 2:09:51, after CJ Albertson led from the gun for most of it, while Diana Kipyokei won in 2:24:45, with Edna Kiplagat closing in the later stages.
Boston Marathon Elite Leaderboard
Jess Stenson returns to the marathon after three years and to top form, taking out line honours in the Perth Marathon with a time of 2:25:15, a World Championships Qualifier and 4th fastest Australian Woman of all time. Nic Harman won in 2:14:55, just 40 seconds off his PB set in the 2019 Fukuoka Marathon.
Perth Marathon Results
Agnes Tirop 4th place finisher in Tokyo 5000m & World Championship Bronze Medallist in the 10000m was found murdered in her home in Kenya.
Eloise Wellings returns to the show during her hotel quarantine, to debrief with James Constantine to recap of her day at the London Marathon where she ran 2:29:42 in her debut at the distance. Eloise goes through the splits of the race and her pacing strategy through the race, while fielding listener questions about her training, making comparisons to other athletes, transitioning to the longer distances and running to the different crowds.
Eloise rounds out this conversation about how she’s passing the time in quarantine, her work with Love Mercy Foundation, and the What’s Right Within Podcast with co-host Rory Darkins.
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