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Marathon Talk

Presented by Martin Yelling and Tom Williams and latterly Holly Rush. Marathon Talk was the UK’s number one running podcast. Released for free every week for over 10 years. The show had over 5 million downloads with listeners across the world. The show is available on iTunes and Spotify. Marathon Talk established a trusted, credible and respected voice within the running community and was shortlisted as one of the Mixcloud 2016 industry Online Radio Awards.  Show retired January 2022 with Episode 600.  

Sep 23, 2022

Marathon Talk is BACK, but not as you know it…

Martin Yelling returns to the mic with brand-new co-host Deena Kastor for Marathon Talk 2.0, powered by the Abbott World Marathon Majors. 

Martin & Deena - a marathon legend, Olympic medallist and former US record holder - kick off with The Warm Up, a pre-release episode where we look ahead to Deena’s preparation for Berlin, break down the ones to watch across the field, and share our exciting plans for the future of Marathon Talk. 

In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • The podcast’s exciting return, and the many stories yet to tell
  • Deena’s running history & anticipation to become co-host
  • Ones to watch at the upcoming BMW Berlin Marathon
  • Inspiring stories from the Age Group World Championships

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