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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.  

Aug 11, 2023

Long-time Marathon Talk listeners will be treated to a familiar voice this week, in the majestic return of former Co-Host: the wonderful Tom Williams!

Tom joins Deena to guest host an episode packed with news of Chicago’s lineup announcements, the US Olympic Trials in Orlando, and some grand race plans of his own.

He also stars in our interview section, where he joins forces once again with Martin to discuss parkrun’s landmark achievements, the value of volunteers, and majors aspirations.

In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • 0:00 - Starting the show with a focus on Tom’s major impact on the global running community, and his time-pressured race plans

  • 9:20 - Wrapping up the biggest stories, from the continued wait for Kiptum vs Kipchoge, to the sweat-inducing start time announcement for the US Olympic Trials

  • 22:40 - The long-awaited reunion for Martin and Tom, as the former Co-Hosting pair cover the parkrun landscape, huge global milestones, and Tom’s lessons & moments of pride in his accomplishments

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