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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.  

Oct 12, 2023

We’ve just witnessed the fastest marathon ever run, the first under 2:01 - last week’s Chicago Marathon will go down in history.

The stars aligned, and the weather played ball for not only some earth-shattering runs from Kelvin Kiptum and Sifan Hassan, but also the Age Group World Championships.

Taking part in that event was this week’s guest on the show, Gene Dykes, and we spoke to him about his amazing performance, alongside our analysis on the future of shoe tech and tumbling records.

In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • 0:00 - Deena’s front row seats for the Chicago Marathon, and Martin’s other running escapades

  • 8:00 - All the lowdown from Chicago, with Kiptum & Hassan’s stellar runs, the start of a race for shoe supremacy, and much more

  • 37:00 - We sit down with the incredible Gene Dykes to get his take on an exemplary performance, unparalleled dedication to his watch, and setting his sights on yet another World Record


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