Episode 395 - Skid Row Marathon


On this week’s show we speak Gabi and Mark Hayes the producer and director of the award winning American documentary ‘Skid Row Marathon’. We’ve brought the film to the UK for a West End screening. There’s some unwanted stats from London 2012, a new development in the Kenyan doping saga. The World IAAF Athletics Champs is about to kick off in London, and Japanese marathon hero Yuki will be in town. You guys rock your kit all around the world, rate your runs, debate miles over marathons, stand atop the Podium and climb aboard the Launch Pad.

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Show Notes


  • Tom really should have been in the house with his wife
  • Martin's been running 18:10 and chasing his wife.

Come and watch the UK’s special screening of Skid Row Marathon.

We are super excited that we've been successful in bringing this award winning film to the UK and we'd love you to watch it with us.

Join us for a special screening of the award-winning documentary Skid Row Marathon.

Saturday September the 2nd at 3.30pm at the Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY.

After the film, stay for a panel discussion with Martin Yelling and filmmakers Mark and Gabi Hayes from Los Angeles.

A portion of the proceeds will go to support The Running Charity in London which supports young homeless people through running and mentoring.


Kit around the world.

Each week listeners send in photos of themselves flashing their super-cool Marathon Talk kit in exotic locations around the world. If you’ve got one of you then please send it to [email protected] so we can share on the show. Check out Tom Wake's interactive Kit Around the World photo album.

Here's listener Josh hand with some elephants.


The Listener Podium

  • Each week we celebrate your marathon results on The Listener Podium
  • To add your result, and maybe get mentioned on the show, you need to do the following:
    • Login to this website
    • Search our event listings for your marathon (if it's not there you can add it)
    • Add your marathon result
    • Bask in the golden-glow of glory

Interview with Mark and Gabi Hayes. Director and Producer of Skid Row Marathon

Watch the film in Leicester Square.


  • Martin will be running a little more and training for Kenya.
  • Tom will be off on his jollies.


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