Episode 148 - Not the New York City Marathon


The New York City Marathon that wasn’t. For the first time in its history New York was cancelled. We look back at why and some reaction from runners, including ‘Phileas Jogg’ Adam Chataway and elites Scott Overall and Susan Partridge as well as regular Marathon Talk listener Ben Wickham. There’s the normal podium, Tony’s Trials, and you rant and rave!

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Show Notes

00:00 - INTRO

- Tom's on parkrun tour

- Martin's been falling off SUP's again.

- Thanks to addias for their ongoing support of Marathon Talk and bringing the show to you every week for free!

- It's Naked November - take the pledge and run naked at least once!

- Your chance to be a star ;-) We want you for the Jantastic 2013 video! For details of how to get involved and how to shoot your video watch Tony HERE

- Friday facebook - who would you run with and where?

10:44 - NEWS

- Rate Your Run

- The New York City Marathon that wasn't. 

- Early in the week NYC Marathon set to go ahead (NY TIMES)

- By Friday public perception had shifted and the race was cancelled (NY TIMES)

- Joint statement from NYRR and Mayor M Bloomberg

- The reactions (NY TIMES) and costs (NY TIMES)

- Runner Mike Cassidy's full statement via LetsRun 

- Should NYRR refund runner entry fees?

- What did the elite field think? (COMPETITOR)

37:10 - GB elites Scott Overall and

48:30 - Susan Partridge share their thoughts.

- Shadow runs around Central Park (NY TIMES)

- Aussie hero Kurt Fearnley rolls around Central Park WATCH.

1:09:10 - Regular MT listener Ben Wickham talks us through his NYC experience.

1:23:14 - What about Adam Chataway? Did he finish his challenge?

- Listener podium

1:39:35 - TONY'S TRIALS

- Tony's on the phone.

1:42:22 - RANT AND RAVE

Emily Hannon does both.

1:45:03 - CLOSE

- Listener launchpad - where are you running?

1:49:40 - END

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