Episode 440 - Steve Way at Comrades


This week Martin is joined by Holly Rush in the studio. It’s all about Steve Way who scored a stunning podium finish at last weekend’s Comrades ultra marathon in South Africa. Steve joins us and shares his full race wrap up. One lucky winner wins a Steve Way Comrades vest! We’d love you to help us break a world record! Come and be a part of Team Marathon Talk for our takeover stage of the London Relay on Sunday July 8th. It was the Bislett Games in Oslo and Kipchoge is heading back to Berlin. You Rate Your Runs, stand on the podium and show off your kit around the world!

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Show Notes


  • Martin's been 18:12 parkrunning, watching Steve Way and 5x3minute running.
  • Holly's been to Nepal and putting in the training miles.

Help us break at World Record at the London Relay on Sunday July 8th.

Marathon Talk are taking over an entire day as part of the amazing #IMoveLondonRelay on SUNDAY 8th JULY and we’d love you to be a part of the team to carry the baton for a stage.

We are looking for as many Marathon Talk runners as possible to join us for any of the 10k stages on Sunday 8th July. Plus a bit of a party at Potters Field!

For 20 lucky winners we’ll pay your entry fee* with only ONE condition: pay your entry forward by buying an entry for a friend to join you on your stage or any other during our takeover. 

You must be free to run any time day or night (!) on July 8th as the whole 24hr period will be “our” stage. 20 lucky listeners will be chosen at random from entries received before the closing date of 15th June at midnight.
To enter just hit ‘going’ and share on this Facebook event!

It’s over to you. If you aren’t lucky enough to win your entry we’d love you to join any of our Takeover stages at and join #TeamMarathonTalk as we take on #IMoveLondon

Thanks so much to all our listeners who've supported the show by becoming a Patron.

Kit Around the World


Interview with 3rd place finisher and 5hr35min running Steve Way!

  • Steve's Strava profile from Comrades (Erm, that's 56miles of sub 6min miling).

  • Bislett games Blunder | LetsRun
  • Kipchoge announces plans to try and break his PB in Berlin in September.

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


  • Martin will be out for a beer with Steve Way! Running 6xmins!
  • Holly will be training for the World Mountain Champs in Poland

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