September 15, 2021
202: Genevieve Gregson post-Tokyo Olympics
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Brad gets some physio treatment to sort last week’s toe problems.
Julian’s knee makes significant recovery progress as he looks at treadmills
Brady slogs through a 10K time trial, despite a pretty nasty chest cold.
Zurich Diamond League Final Stewy McSweyn 3rd 3:32.14, Oli Hoare 4th 3:32.66 PB behind winner Timothy Cheruiyot & Jakob Ingebrigsten.
Linden Hall 6th 4:03.50 in the women’s 1500m while Catriona Bisset 1:59.66 in the women’s 800m to wrap up their season. The final event of the season was also opened with the 5000m final held on an out-of-stadia 560m track around the Zurich Opera House.
Zurich Diamond League Full Results
In the return of the Great North Run half marathon in Newcastle, Stewy McSweyn ran 62:52 in his debut in the distance to place 8th, with Briton Marc Scott the winner in 61:22. Hellen Obiri, the 2020 Olympic 5000m silver medallist took out the event in 67:42, six seconds ahead of Scotland’s Eilish McColgan who also made her official debut in the distance.
Lets Run Results & Report
Oli Hoare second in 5th Avenue Street Mile in New York City, coming in at 3:51 behind winner Jake Wightman.
10K Women’s Only Road World Record set by Agnes Tirop of Kenya at the Road to Records event held at Adidas HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia also set the record for Women’s 5k in 14:30 while Rhonex Kipruto narrowly missed beating his own 10K Road WR running 26:43.
Derara Hurisa was disqualified at the Vienna Marathon under World Athletics’ shoe guideline rules after crossing the line first wearing the Adidas Prime X, the first recorded instance of the violation.
Listener question asks how to manage training while caring for a newborn baby, then Moose on the Loose laments the performance of an Olympic marathoner at Great North Run and the lack of recovery given to respect the body.
Recorded during her hospital-hotel quarantine, now three-time Olympic steeplechaser Genevieve Gregson chats with Julian on her career, starting back from 2012 where she was an initial non-selection for the Olympics based on Athletics Australia selection and the gratitude for John Coates getting her across the line. Gen explains the quarantine and surgery arrangements that were made and how she’s dealing with recovery so far, going into the type of surgery being made, and the support from fans and articles to support the comeback success stories.
Gen & Julian do a deep dive on the technique, training and physicality required to succeed in the steeplechase, what made her proficient in the steeplechase, background and getting into the event at the University of Florida.
From there they go into the recap of the Tokyo Olympic Steeplechase final, to that rupture on the last barrier and Gen’s instant thoughts and reaction on impact, going through the wave of emotions in that water jump from the time and energy put in versus the rewards at the end, reliving the previous lowpoint at the crossroads in 2019, then getting into the Doha World Championships off cross training. From there they assess the reasoning behind Gen’s injury history, combined with racing on form and frequency.
This deep conversation wraps up how Gen goes about leveraging social media presence for branding and what resources are available for athletes, a peek into Gen’s future transitioning into longer distances, her post-professional running and getting involved at a grassroots level and joining the team at Puma.
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