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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.  

Apr 21, 2023

With a shocking Boston Marathon behind us and the formidable challenge of London just a few days out, it’s all go in the marathon world…

Among the jam-packed highlights and hopeful finishers are Eliud Kipchoge’s surprise loss to Evans Chebet, and this week’s guests Sam Perkins & Chrissie Wellington taking on a stunning assisted wheelchair race in London.

Join us this week as we also feature Abbott World Marathon Majors’ very own Danny Coyle LIVE from Boston to detail the aftermath of the races, including a masterclass from Susannah Scaroni in both racing, and on-track repairs…

In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • 0:00 - Kicking off with Martin & Deena’s latest runs and recovery from Paris

  • 5:30 - A huge roundup of Boston’s standout stories, with Danny Coyle dialling in from the Boston Marathon press conference

  • 29:00 - Sizable predictions for the London Marathon, weighing up debutants against running titans in the star-studded women’s field

  • 36:10 - Training Talk this week touches on how to react when races go wrong, and keeping your mindset steady

  • 42:00 - Interviewing the incredible Sam Perkins and Chrissie Wellington about their team’s run in London, Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis, and the inspiring example they’re setting


Sam’s staggering journey to the finish of the TCS London Marathon is in aid of Stand Against MND, which you can find here (

You can directly support Sam’s race and the incredible cause for which he’s racing on JustGiving here (

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