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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.  

May 5, 2023

The TCS London Marathon had it all - world records, a new course record, a sprint finish, and a remarkable new 6 Star Finisher in Anthony Butler.

The visually-impaired runner completed the race alongside Jessie Rix, his partner in both running and wedlock, a story which we hear more of as they join us for this week’s Marathon Talk!

Tune in to hear all about last week’s guests’ emotional race, Sifan Hassan’s wacky route to winning one of the best ever women’s fields, Marcel Hug’s wheelchair domination, and much more…


In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • 0:00 - An introduction where we catch up on the emotional London story of last week’s guests, Sam & Chrissie

  • 7:35 - Covering the immensely eventful London Marathon with a look at Sifan Hassan’s bizarre winning performance, Kelvin Kiptum’s course record and 45 World Records

  • 35:00 - A heartwarming conversation of romance and racing with visually-impaired 6-Star Finisher Anthony Butler and his wife & guide, Jessie Rix


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