Episode 517 - Shelli Gordon


On this weeks show, what the Valencia! It’s records galore! A new 10k men’s world record, crazy fast debuts and the fastest top 4 women ever! Mo Farah is back on the track for Tokyo 2020 and Martin interviews Spine finisher Shelli Gordon. You wear your kit around the world and rate your runs.

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Show Notes


  • Martin's been back at parkrun and childcare sessioning.
  • Holly's been getting a bone scan.

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  • Cheptegei smashes world 10km record in Valencia | World Athletics 
  • Valencia Marathons: World Athletics
  • Mo Farah says it’s all about the track in 2020. | Telegraph | LetsRun

Interview - Shelli Gordon tells us all about how the Spine Race helped her after her partner, Tony, took his own life.

Shelli's Running Shop Lets-Run

Shelli's fundraising page. 

Been affected by this interview? The Calm Zone


  • Martin is celebrating Ray getting to Everest Base Camp and working on stormbreak - can you help?
  • Holly will be racing...!!

Thank you to this weeks sponsor Soar Running, our interview Hope Virgo and the production team for bringing you another Marathon Talk.

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