Episode 331 - Rick Broadbent on Emil Zatopek


Kenya 'might' announce their marathon team for Rio, doping is back in the news, a three-time winter-Olympian from the Czech Republic may have just qualified for the Olympic marathon, rumbles of a JOGLE scandal, Martin speaks to Rick Broadbent about his fantastic book on Emil Zatopek and Steve Way about his Wings For Life World Run, you guys rock your kit all around the world, and there’s a Fitness Rewards competition.

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Show Notes

00:00 - Intro

- Martin's been marathon running, aching and at the beach.

- Tom's been 27min parkrunning and chilling in Harrogate.

- Check out the amazing Marathon Talk kit all around the world

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- Fitness Rewards competion. Congratulations to Chris Saunders @csaunds who won a refund of a UK running event race entry. This week win the chance to bag yourself a new pair of running shoes with Fitness Rewards.   Check our social media to enter. 

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- Facebook Friday | From this peice in the Wall Street Journal.

19:32 - News

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- Russian doping at Sochi Winter Olympics exposed. | ESPN 

60 Minutes interviews the couple who revealed their country's state-sponsored system of doping and learns damning new details about the 2014 Winter Games.

- Seb Coe did a 30 minute interview with WADA about his thoughts on anti doping. | Athletics Weekly | Watch the full interview | WADA TV

- Banned doper wins wins IAAF  global event. | IAAF | ESPN

- Sir Craig Reedie wants drug-cheat sponsorship money for anti-doping fight | Guardian

- Prague Marathon | LetsRun

- Team Kenya for Rio | Standard Media

- To Jogle or not to Jogle. | Run247 UPDATE - Vaz faked it | Express and Star

- Lessons learned from ignoring context with Steve Way. | Steve’s blog.

- The Night of the 10,000m PB's | - Find out more about the UK's best 10,000m race

1:05:31 - Listener Podium

The Listener Podium is taken from our online rankings

1:07:26 - Interview - The Times Sports journo Rick Broadbent tells us all about Emil Zatopek.

- Book | Endurance - The extraordinary life and times of Emil Zatopek.

- Rick on Twitter

1:44:17 - Close

- Martin's going camping with the family.

- Toms quaffing cucumber sandwiches in a posh hotel calling it work.

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