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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.  

Jun 16, 2023

Spectators of Gerda Steyn’s Comrades run were treated to 5 hours, 44 minutes and 54 seconds of pure athletic prowess, and a brand new course record…

This week on Marathon Talk, as we round up some of the standout stories and blistering times from the running world, we’re fortunate to have a fascinating discussion with the South African!

Tune into episode 19, as we also illustrate the art of the benchmark run, and learn why meeting your heroes isn’t always all that it’s cracked up to be.

In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • 0:00 - We get things started with a look at the art of the benchmark session, and being a parent to an athletic child

  • 11:20 - Rounding up the latest from the stellar Comrades Marathon, remarkable course records, world-beating times, technology revolutionising the Diamond League, and much more

  • 30:45 - A fascinating interview with Gerda Steyn, an incredible athlete whose electric performance in South Africa set a new Comrades course record

  • 1:03:30 - We close out with a story about Arnold Schwarznegger that backs up why you should never meet your heroes…

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