Episode 69 - Iwan Thomas


With individual and relay medals at World, Olympic, European, and Commonwealth level Iwan Thomas has more recently been having fun over 26.2 miles, Martin caught up with probably the fastest runner we've ever had on the show! Tom started his taper early, Tony rang the wedding bells and the Marathon Talk community was racing all round the World!

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Show Notes

Time - Section

00:00 - Intro

- Tom's been... running a 60 mile week from just two runs... both of them painful!

- Martin's been... topping out the Marathon Talk 1-2-3!

- Interested in Martin and Liz's Alpine camp? Check it out HERE

- Rob Shaw and the Jedi Joggers... read more

14:20 - News

- Rate Your Run averages 8.3 from 70

- The Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford

- Results summary from Let's Run - here

- Great post race interview with Chris Thompson - here

- Listeners Marathons

- The Three Peaks - website

- Montane Highland Fling - website

- Gettysburg North South Marathon - website

- Nashville Marathon - website

- The Orange Country Marathon - website

- Long Island Marathon - website

- Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon - website

- BMO Vancouver Marathon - website

- Neolithic Marathon - website

- North Dorset Village Marathon - website

- Belfast City Marathon - website

33:30 - Tony's Trials - The Wedding of the Year

- Music was  the "Wagner Bridal Chorus" Kevin MacLeod, Royalty Free Music at www.incompetech.com

37:10 - Training Talk

- Tom and Martin look back on the training for their first ever ultra marathon... the mighty Comrades!

55:15 - Rant & Rave

- Carl Zalek raves about being a pacer and giving sometihng back

- Nicholas Mitchell rants about chip timing, or rather... a lack of!

57:27 - Interview - Iwan Thomas

- As a 400 metre runner Iwan has won relay silver at the '96 Olympic Games, relay gold at the '97 World Championships, individual & relay gold at the '98 European Championships, and individual gold at the '98 Commonwealth Games.

1:38:27 - Winner of the Week

- Nominated by Karen Rogers - this week's winner of the week (and Marathon Talk legend for services to statistics) is John Vinicombe

1:39:56 - Close

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