215: Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival 2021
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Brad overloads the calves with some questionable shoe choices.
Julian gets his speed back up before spectating the Melbourne Marathon (with some mic issues thrown in).
Brady recaps his week and goes into his race in the Melbourne Marathon race, going into his splits for the race and the conditions 2:20:41 placing 8th.
The Nike Melbourne Marathon finally returned and was won by Brett Robinson in 2:14:33, ahead of Tom Do Canto and Ed Goddard in his debut in the distance.
Milly Clark returned to form winning the marathon in 2:26:59 ahead of Eloise Wellings, who herself ran 2:229:19 to improve on her London performance from only 8 weeks earlier, with both posting World Championship qualifiers. Marni Ponton came third in a personal best time of 2:31:55.
In the Half Marathon Izzy Batt-Doyle took out the win in her debut setting the course record of 1:10:17, ahead of Leanne Pompeani and Jessica Stenson. Jack Rayner lead out Dave McNeill and Tim Vincent to take the tape in 1:02:30
Opening the festival on the day before was the 10k race, taken out by Ryan Gregson on his road-racing national tour ahead of Andre Waring and Jordan Williamsz. Rose Davies was first woman across, ahead of Rebekah Greene and Rose Donegan.
Full Melbourne Marathon Festival Results
Tom Thorpe defended his title in the Victorian 5000m Championships from earlier this year, winning in 13:58.49 while Rebekah Greene won her maiden title in 16:10.41.
Athletics Victoria ResultsHub
Olympic Representative Charlie Hunter turns professional, joining the “Pete Julian group” based in Oregon.
Norwegian double-victories at the European Cross Championships with Jakob Ingebrigsten & Karoline Grøvdal taking the podiums over 10k of muddy terrain in Dublin.
Athletics Weekly Report
The boys chat with the first of the three new panelists of the upcoming Patreon-exclusive show, who joins in to recap their day at the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival and gives listeners an insight into their plans for the year ahead.
Listener Questions first ask about the validity of claiming your personal best from your Strava instead of the official result, and then discuss the case for keeping the Melbourne Marathon in December. Then, even after a long time coming, Moose gets bored of the old pre-race tropes.
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