E40: Helen Thorn - Comedian, Author and Back-to-Back Marathon Runner
Marathon Talk
by Martin Yelling, Deena Kastor
1w ago
All that running does for wellbeing is well-documented, but Helen Thorn’s marathon journey is an uplifting reminder to us all.   In the wake of a divorce, it became a central tenet to her mental health - now it’s central to her huge goal this year to run Boston and London back to back!   This week’s Marathon Talk shines a light on the mental wellness that so many find in running, we celebrate Jasmin Paris’ stellar Berkley Marathon performance, and Training Talk tackles the tailored tips to a flawless race in Boston.   In this episode of Marathon Talk: 0:00 - We kick off with a ..read more
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E39: Andrew Kastor - Deena’s Coach & Husband
Marathon Talk
by Martin Yelling, Deena Kastor
3w ago
This week’s guest needs no introduction to Deena - he’s her coach, her husband, and now a Boston Marathon qualifier after an admirable performance in LA. It’s a joy to catch up with Coach Kastor fresh from his 3 hour and 13 minute run as he shares the unique experience of coaching himself, his best recovery tips, and how to prepare your training cycle for a marathon far into the future. Elsewhere in the show we spotlight a stacked field for the upcoming London Marathon, and in Training Talk we guide you through the do’s and don’ts of the final phase of your training. In this episode of Maratho ..read more
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E38: Visually-Impaired Six Star Hopeful Mark Rogerson & his guide Katie Garrity
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by Martin Yelling, Deena Kastor
1M ago
Marathons form very unique bonds within the running community, but when your life is in your guide’s hands it’s truly a bond like no other. That’s where Six Star hopeful Mark Rogerson’s story sheds light on the joys of running - he joins us on this week’s Marathon Talk fresh from a PB-setting Tokyo race with guide runner Katie Garrity. Join us this week as we round off all the other stories from the first Abbott World Marathon Major of the year, from surprising slow runs, to sprint-finish drama in the Women’s Wheelchair race. In this episode of Marathon Talk: 0:00 - Martin and Deena kick thi ..read more
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E37: Becs Gentry: Tokyo Marathon Preview
Marathon Talk
by Martin Yelling, Deena Kastor
1M ago
The 2024 Abbott World Marathon Majors season has arrived! It all starts this Sunday in Tokyo with Eliud Kipchoge AND Sifan Hassan both on the start line.   This episode we dive into the elite races, talk pre-race prep and preview a crop of Six Star hopefuls looking to get their hands on that medal.    One of whom is Becs Gentry, who joins Martin and Deena this week, sharing her mental strategies for staying motivated during the race and offers valuable tips for maximising training time.    In this episode of Marathon Talk: 8:57: We delve into the Men’s preview, inclu ..read more
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E36: Celebrating Kelvin Kiptum’s Remarkable Legacy
Marathon Talk
by Martin Yelling, Deena Kastor
1M ago
In 2013, Kelvin Kiptum participated in his first half marathon. 10 years and three game-changing marathons later, his was a World Record to be reckoned with.   A light that shone so incredibly brightly and all too briefly, Kiptum and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana, sadly died on Sunday 11th of February in Kenya.   We’re taking this episode of Marathon Talk to explore the stellar highlights of his career, and share in his irreplaceable impact on the marathon community with Chicago’s Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski, and Author of Running With The Kenyans, Adharanand Finn.   ..read more
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E35: Dan & Becky Sharp - London Marathon Fundraising Family
Marathon Talk
by Martin Yelling, Deena Kastor
2M ago
Preparations for Paris 2024 are firmly in the final stages, and we finally have all the action from the US Olympic Trials from Deena Kastor herself! It’s a jam-packed episode of Marathon Talk this week, where we tackle debutant winners, a heart-wrenching story from this week’s guest & London Marathon hopeful Dan Sharp, and a Training Talk that touches on how to put a positive spin as you reflect on your progress. In this episode of Marathon Talk: 0:00 - Topping off the show with Martin’s parkrun escapades and Deena’s role at the recent Olympic Trials 7:30 - All the latest from the US O ..read more
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E34: Ed Eyestone - NCAA Coach & Double Olympian
Marathon Talk
by Martin Yelling, Deena Kastor
2M ago
Olympic years bring the toughest tests for every nation’s athletes, and the coaches who feed such elite talent - coaches like the indomitable Ed Eyestone.   He coaches the only two athletes going into the US Olympic Marathon Trials who’ve hit the Olympic standard of 2:08:10, and this week we discover out the coaching tips that make an Olympic marathon star.   Elsewhere we round up a record-breaking Valencia 10k, Evans Chebet’s potential hat trick in Boston, and training talk this week focuses on tackling life’s unavoidable barriers.   In this episode of Marathon Talk: 0:00 - M ..read more
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E33: Richard Whitehead MBE - 2x Paralympic and 4x World Champion
Marathon Talk
by Martin Yelling, Deena Kastor
3M ago
Welcome back to Marathon Talk! It’s 2024, and what better way to inspire the year ahead than a fascinating episode featuring a four time world champion - Richard Whitehead MBE.   We learn more from him about his 10 year unbeaten streak in 200m track events, and the training plan that’ll see him to his 6 Star finish in Tokyo.    Also in this jam-packed show, Training Talk returns to kick off your training plans for a spring marathon, and we round up the news from record-breakers and blistering debutants galore!   In this episode of Marathon Talk: 0:00 - Martin welcomes bac ..read more
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E32: Top 10 Marathon Moments of 2023
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by World Marathon Majors
4M ago
As we run towards welcoming in the New Year, join us in this special podcast episode where hosts Martin & Deena reflect upon the Top 10 most exciting Marathon Moments of 2023.  Count down a remarkable list featuring multiple world records, major championship performances and standout wins.  This episode includes: Catherine Debrunner’s late-season charge to the Series Title Ernst Van Dyk, a legend of wheelchair racing, bidding farewell to the sport. Hassan’s remarkable marathon year Martin & Deena’s Christmas Plans & goals for 2024 Marathon Talk is proudly powere ..read more
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E31: Liz Yelling - Team GB Manager & Olympian
Marathon Talk
by Martin Yelling, Deena Kastor
4M ago
This week’s guest on Marathon Talk is truly special; not only is she a Commonwealth Medalist, Olympian, and Team GB Manager, but Martin’s own wonderful wife!   Liz’s formidable marathon and cross country experience is matched only by her philanthropic commitments to the running community, all of which she shares with us on this week’s episode.   Elsewhere, we cover the latest from a Valencia race that saw 12 new national records, and Sydney’s super strides towards becoming the 7th Major…   In this episode of Marathon Talk: 0:00 - We catch up with Martin & Deena’s running e ..read more
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