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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.  

Sep 15, 2023

The Wanda Age Group World Championships have never been hosted on a non-majors course before… Enter: The Sydney Marathon.


As the budding race hopes to become the 7th Major, we hear from the marvellous Wayne Larden on what it’s like to be Race Director of a course with such potential.


Elsewhere, we touch on Berlin’s stellar lineups, a mad Mexico City race with thousands of DQs, and why housework is as dangerous as any high intensity sport…


In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • 0:00 - Martin & Deena return to cover a surprise visit to A&E, a thrilling road bike race, and racing children

  • 9:50 - Rounding up the marathon world’s top stories, from a Mexico City marathon fraught with cheaters, to the anticipation building for Sydney & Berlin this month

  • 21:10 - Sydney Marathon’s Race Director, Wayne Larden, shares the race’s fascinating journey to hosting the Age Group World Championships, and its hopes to become the 7th Major


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