Episode 127 - Benita Willis


We're joined by Australian marathon record holder aiming for her 4th Olympic Games in the summer in London Benita Willis. There’s a significant Kenyan change for their Olympic marathon team. There’s news of some amazing track performances in the Diamond league, a little controversy in Japan and someone runs underground. You rate your run and have a rave and Training Talk is with Andy Blow all about hydration.

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Show Notes

00:00 - INTRO

- Martin's been doing paddleboard yoga

- Tom's been running a super fast 1500m in his first track race. (Watch it on Athleticos)

- Thanks adidas for continuing to support Marathon Talk

The 2012 Marathon Talk 'Magic Mile' #signupforfast

- This year we will be doing the Magic Mile again.  This involves you hosting a series of miles around the world and seeing how fast you can run a mile.  Start thinking about your smack talk!

- Keep listening to show for details.

- Well done Kevin Gadd for 'going underground'.

- The Endurance Life Real Relay is going strong and looking for runners in Scotland. Sign up HERE

17:43 - NEWS

- Mosop out E Mutai in.  (IAAF)

- adidas Grand Prix Samsung Diamond League - Dibaba runs 4:05 last 1500m in a 5000m and Rudisha rules over 2 laps.

- Selection controversy for Olympians in Japan. (Japan Running News)



- This week Andy Blow from Precision Hydration talks about getting your fluids right.


- She's Australia's best distance runner and record holder at 5000m, 10000m an marathon.  With a 10k PB of 30:37 and a marathon PB of 2:22 she can really shift.  It's not all be glory though for this previous World Cross Country Champion as she shares in this frank and honest interview building to her 4th Olympic Games in London 2012.

1:39:30 RAVE - The guys at Sandbach Striders for their continued search for John Lawton

- Help find John by donating HERE.

1:40:29 CLOSE

- Martin's back on the sub 16.

- Tom's moving house. It's goodbye to the orginal and first Marathon Talk Studios in Meanwood, Leeds and hello Harrogate!

- Keep listening for our 'bonus' audio after the end theme tune as Tom brings you up to speed with his first ever track race ;-)

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