Episode 375 - Ed Whitlock RIP.
On this week’s show we remember the world record breaking masters athlete, Ed Whitlock who passed away recently. Tony’s here with his trials, there’s a Breaking2 update, no Commonwealth Games in Durban in 2022, a super windy race in France, the pacemaker takes the win in Barcelona and Chris Froome responds. You flash you kit around the world, Rate Your Run, stand atop the Podium and tell us what would make you run faster.
This week we were saddened to hear of the death of the inspirational Ed Whitlock. In 2003 Ed shocked the entire running world when at age 72 years he ran 2:59:10 at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to become the first 70-year old on the planet to go under the magical 3-hour mark. Ed was, overnight, every marathon runner’s hero. He went on to set 25 World Age group bests and seal a place in marathoning history.
We thank you Ed for making us all believe we can still go quicker.
RIP Ed Whitlock.
00:00 - Intro.
- Martin's been running 17.40 and banking a well paced 16miler
- Tom's been recovering and running. A bit.
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20:19 - News.
- Rate Your Run | View your ratings Share your runs on social media and give them a rating out of 10. (0 is a shocker, 10 is awesome). You can Tweet, Instagram or post on Facebook using #rateyourrun. All posts will appear on our Rate Your Run social wall.
- Nike Breaking 2. | Alex Hutchinson from RunnersWorld
- Kate Carter in the Guardian
- The New York Times asks Do Nike’s New Shoes Give Runners an Unfair Advantage? | New York Times
- Check this wind out! | RunnersWorld
- Pacemaker wins in Barcelona. | Athletics Weekly
- Durban Stripped of 2022 CWG. | Inside the Games
- Chris Froome repsonds | BBC
47:56 - Listener Podium
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50:19 - Tony's Trials.
54:21 - Interview - Ed Whitlock.
This week we revisit our 2011 interview with the great Ed Whitlock.
1:32:33 - Close
- Martin will be going wild in Snowdonia.
- Tom will be sitting down for a cup of posh tea in Harrogate.
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