Episode 34 - Catherine Ndereba


With 21 sub 2:30 marathons, two world championship wins, six big city marathon victories and two Olympic marathon silver medals this week's guest certainly lives up to her nickname of 'Catherine the Great'! Tony and Liz both keep us up to date, Martin's off to Monaco and Tom's off to the Bullock Smithy.

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Show Notes

Time - Section

00:00 - Intro

- Tom's been parkrunning and kicking back in the Dales

- Martin's been on the lager shandies and riding around on a ladies bicycle!

04:30 - News

- The Smackdown champions are... the girls! (marathontalk.com/smackdown)

- National Backward Running Championships (reverserunning.com)

- Melbourne Marathon on target to be biggest EVER! (melbournemarathon.com.au)

- Perth City to Surf results (LINK)

- Rudisha breaks 800m WR... again! (bbc.co.uk)

- UTMB... starts, stops and starts again... (grough.co.uk) (run247.com)

- Fleetwood Marathon results (ukresults.net)

- Deena Kastor expecting (deenakastor.com)

- Chicago Marathon announces elite men's field (chicagomarathon.com)

- Marathon Talk 'Rate My Run' scores up and new 12/10 PB!

19:30 - Tony's Trials

- Hold tight for three weeks of running craziness...

21:10 - Training Talk 

- With the Autumn marathons almost upon us we talk about THE long run... not just 'any' long run!

32:50 - The Road to Chicago

- Liz is feeling AWESOME!

34:12 - Rant & Rave

- Martin raves about his motivational mates

- Tom rants about rudeness!

37:30 - Interview - Catherine Ndereba

- Considered by many as the greatest female marathon runner of all time Catherine... with 21 sub-2:30 marathons, four victories at the Boston Marathon, two Olympic Marathon silver medals, a world record (at the time) of 2:18:47 in 2001, marathon world championship victories (2003 & 2007) and a couple of Chicago Marathon wins... we could go on! 

- Martin caught up with Catherine on her recent trip to the UK and talked all about running.

54:02 - Question of the Week

Thanks to Maggie Cooper - I struggle to run early in the morning... what should I do?

58:42 - Winner of the Week

Nominated by George Zack - This week's WOTW conquered the mighty Pike's Peak Ascent & Marathon D-D-Doubler. The ascent is 13.32 miles with 7,815 feet of vertical gain and the Marathon goes both up and down! Winning his age group, beating over 10% of the field... at the age of 81... this week's Winner of the Week is Keith Wood.

59:45 - Close

- Check out www.joggingbuddy.com

- Tom's off to the Vitruvian and the Bullock Smithy

- Martin's off to Monaco

- Only one week until the Experian Robin Hood Festival of Running and the Marathon Talk Motivation Aid Station!!!

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