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Brad checks into the hospital after last week’s heart episode. Julian splits his time between Melbourne and Apollo Bay while navigating life’s tribulations. There are many ultra-marathon footwear in the market today and one of the best is Tarkine shoes.

Brady returns to host as he battles a bit of sickness before resuming his road to Gold Coast.

Stewy McSweyn 3rd at Great Manchester Run 10k in 28:35 with Jack Rayner 4th in 28:41. Winner was Eyob Faniel in 28:27, ahead of Marc Scott in 28:31. Hellen Obiri won the women’s race 31:14 backing up from her win at the Boston Marathon, ahead of Olympic Champion Peres Chepchirchir and Calli Thackery.

Australia’s Stewart McSweyn


The Seiko Grand Prix in Yokohama, Japan saw Rose Davies run 8:44.07 in the 3000m for  2nd, with Isobel Batt-Doyle clocking 8:53.81 for 4th. Matt Clarke came close to his personal best in the Steeplechase running 8:26.47 for fourth, while Jack Bruce and Jude Thomas both ran in the 3000m

World Athletics Results

Great Ocean Road Running Festival kicked off with the 14km Paradise Run won by Andre Waring and Sarah Klein in dominant performances, then Andre defended his double victories from last year winning the 23km Half Marathon as well, ahead of Cameron Smith and Simon Hogan, while Amy Fawcett took the podium in front of Elise Beacom and Ciara Sullivan. Set against a constant headwind, the Great Ocean Road Marathon was won by Toby Menday ahead of Bayden Westerweller, Tom Hall in third, with Sara Coulter taking the win over Caitlin Duncan and Danni Rogan.

Dion Finocchiarro and Alice Hall were the winners of the 60km Ultramarathon.

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Great Ocean Road Marathon Results

Marnie Ponton won the Runaway Sydney Half in a dominant 74:30, clear of Niamh Allen & Tara Prowse in second and third. Ed Goddard won the men’s race in 65:21, ahead of Ben St Lawrence & James Nipperess

Marnie Ponton (Green shorts) competes during the 2019 Aus XC Trails, ACT: Photo by Natalie Hanna


City To Casino over 12km in Hobart, Tasmania won by James Hansen & Melanie Daniels.


Brothers Jacob & Riley Cocks take the South Australia 10k Road Champs, both crossing the line in 30:19, with Thomas Dowd third in 31:08.  Brook Hines won the championship title in 35:34 just ahead of Zoe Toland, with Tiana Cetta third.

Athletics SA Results

Night of 10000m PBs on the Parliament Hill Track in North London saw a staggering breadth and depth of performances, including winners Paul Chelimo in 27:12.73 and Mizan Alem Adane in 29:59.03.

Results via Power of 10

Rhonex Kipruto provisionally suspended for abnormalities within his athlete biological passport.

Lets Run Article

This week’s Listener Questions are sponsored by Gold Coast Marathon, asks how deep into a marathon campaign can you fit in a half marathon and the type of drinks on course. Then Moose is on the Loose over people finding the marathon “too easy”.

Craig Mottram joins Brady and Brad to look back on his well-decorated and well-storied career, going through the stories behind his official personal bests and his approach to pure racing, touching on how to get the general public engaged with athletics and how his London Marathon signified the end of his professional running career.

Melbourne Track Classic 2012. Craig Mottram.

He touches on growing up within such a sporting family, how he picked running over triathlon and how early development plays a role before telling the story of his dramatic selection into the Sydney Olympics.

Craig discusses the impact of the coaches he’s had at various stages and some of the significant races such as Short Course Cross Country Championships at Belgium and the bronze medal run at World Championships at Helsinki in the 5000m against Eliud Kipchoge.