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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.  

Feb 24, 2023

The final stretch of the World Athletics Cross Country Championships race in Bathurst was fraught with drama, and with the marathon route in Budapest revealed, it’s a big week in the running world.

We’ve got a ram-packed episode of Marathon Talk this week with a look at the all-important long run in your marathon training, and the single fall that cost the Bathurst race. 

On top of all the news and training talk, we have a fantastic interview with the incredible Alfred Scaletta who’s set to finish his 72nd marathon in Tokyo as a 6 Star Finisher, 46 years after his first Chicago.

In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • 0:00 - Catching up on the previous fortnight, including a heartwarming bike ride for a friend with an unfortunate, recent diagnosis

  • 10:20 - We bring all the news from Bathurst’s dramatic World Cross Country Championships

  • 28:45 - Training Talk: we look at the long run, and how you can experiment with it to improve your race day

  • 37:10 - Alfred Scaletta shares his 72 marathons’ experience, 46 year journey to a 6 Star medal, and lucky escape from the tragic events of Boston 2013

  • 1:05:30 - Wrapping up with well-wishes for those noble Tokyo marathoners in March

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