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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.  

Jul 28, 2023

Dawna Stone needs no introduction, as her achievements and commitment in the running community speak for themselves.

An Apprentice winner, Co-Founder of The Women’s Half Marathon series, Founder of Women’s Running Magazine, and of course CEO at Abbott World Marathon Majors, it’s a delight to host Dawna on this week’s Marathon Talk!

Elsewhere, Danny Coyle steps into Martin’s co-hosting shoes as we tackle a superb showing in the Diamond League, a new World Record in the mile, Deena’s upcoming TEDx Talk, and so much more…

In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • 0:00 - Introducing interim co-host Danny with a look at the World Cup, Deena’s high school reunion, and an exciting TEDx opportunity

  • 7:20 - Rounding up some stellar times in the Diamond League, a new World Record in the mile, and Jeannie Rice’s domination at the age group world championships

  • 17:05 - Abbott World Marathon Majors’s CEO Dawna Stone shares her staggering career in marathon media, huge hurdles she’s overcome, and the tenets that she holds true in all that she does

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