Episode 368 - Mike Gratton


Marathon Talk

On this week’s show there’s fast times but no world record in Dubai, Ryan Hall & Mike Wardian jet around the world, ARD release another doping documentary, Martin interview's former London Marathon winner Mike Gratton, Andy Lane speaks to us for another Training Talk, Ian the retriever gets a surprise, you guys Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium and rock your kit all around the world and say hello to our new website.

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Show Notes

Welcome to Marathon Talk - the UK's number one running podcast.

We're super excited about our shiny new website.  Please check it out right here.    A huge thank you to tech guy Tom Wake, Guru Greg and Ian Weir.

00:00 - Intro

Martin's been checking out the murmurings and running with a dog and a 'pushchair'.

Tom's been mainly running easy, seeing the cardiologist and watching Ian.

Kit Around the World | View the map

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12:50 - News

Rate Your Run | View your ratings #rateyourrun

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- Course record goes in Dubai Marathon | men on letsrun.com | women on letsrun.com

- Ryan Hall and Mike Wardian go head to head in the 2017 World Marathon Challenge | runnersworld.com

- Watch the latest German ARD documentary on Russian doping | sportschau.de

Join us for a running experience of a lifetime at the Five Talents Tanzania Marathon (early bird prices end this Friday!)

36:05 - Listener Podium | View the Podium

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38:30 - Training Talk | Prof Andy Lane (2 of 2) | Andy on Twitter

We're joined by running psychology guru Professor Any Lane to talk effective training mindset.

59:30 - Interview | Mike Gratton Mike on Wikipedia | 209events.com

This week we're joined by 1983 London Marathon winner and Commonwealth Games medalist Mike Gratton.

1:35:10 - Close

Martin is trying to build up his London Marathon miles.

Tom  is having dinner with Dr David Unwin and spending an evening with Malcolm Brown.

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