Episode 484 - Vicky Holland (Part One)


On this week’s show Yuki couldn’t retain his Boston crown but septegenarian Gene Dykes ran super fast. CJ Albertson runs a 2:17 marathon, indoors! Martin and Holly talk mental strength on race day, Tony’s here with his trials, we’re joined by 2012 Team GB Olympic triathlete and 2018 World Triathlon Series Champion Vicky Holland, you rate your run, show off your kit and stand on the podium!

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Show Notes

This weeks show is sponsored by our friends at Precision Hydration

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Find out more and take their free online Sweat Test to get a free personalised hydration plan at precisionhydration.com and get 15% off your first order of electrolyte supplements using the code MARATHONTALK.

Plus, check out THIS great blog on 5 ways to avoid ruining your marathon the week before your race.


  • Martin's been sand surfing, tempo running, 22mile long running
  • Holly's been running the Paris marathon.
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MT Austria 2019! 

Join Martin and Holly for Run Camp Austria! All the details. 

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Kit Around the World


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

Training Talk - with Fitness Rewards.

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Martin and Holly talk about mental tool boxes and effective strategies for managing in race fatigue.

Interview - World Triathlon Series Champion 2018 and British Olympian Vicky Holland.

Vicky on Twitter

Tony's Trials


  • Martin will be at the Virgin Money London Marathon all week. Come to the main stage and say hello!
  • Holly will be running the London Marathon! Her 3rd in a many weeks!

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