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Julian’s shoes fare poorly through the wet as he settles down before his knee operation.

Brad goes through his old shoes and learns something about footwear after four years.

Brady gets fully vaccinated and learns why sessions aren’t really done on Fridays.

Jaryd Clifford wins the silver medal in the T13 5000m at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, behind eventual winner Yassine Ouhdadi El Ataby. Men’s T13 5000m Final Results


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 Lausanne Diamond League saw Linden Hall take second in the Women’s 1500m in 4:02.95, while Stewy McSweyn placed third in the 3000m 7:35.06 in a deep field. Peter Bol ran 1:47.49 in Men’s 800m, but bounced back shortly running 1:44.88 in Paris Diamond League. Lausanne Diamond League Full Results Paris DL Men’s 800m Results

Hall and McSweyn Attack in Lausanne: Diamond League Recap

Yalemzerf Yehualaw wins the 2021 Antrim Coast Half Marathon in North Ireland with a new World Record of 63:43.

Yehualaw breaks world half marathon record in Larne, Northern Ireland

Athletics Victoria cancels the remainder of XCR ’21 in response to ongoing lockdown.
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Listener Question asks what practical things can be done to elevate the sport of running and athletics at the grassroots level while Moose follows through and tries to figure out his lactate testing device, followed by a short retrospective on 200 episodes.

Sinead Diver checks in from hotel quarantine in Brisbane, after her 10th place finish in the Olympic Marathon in Sapporo. In getting her recovery, Sinead talks about how the arrangement with London Marathon came about, how she plans to approach the marathon on a short turnaround, goal and intention with London.

Sinead then starts her recap from the training camp in Cairns and the atmosphere upon arriving at the Olympic Village in Sapporo. Dealing with nerves and heat in the lead up, notified of the time change and social arrangements.

Sinead then gets into the race proper discussing the intended plan and tactics, moving through the pack in the later stages and drink stations, keeping the effort consistent as well as the mental strategies, nutrition and cooling protocols before the start then reviewing the course, the performance itself and training, what worked and what would she have changed.

Further into conversation is looking to the year ahead, as well as responding to the scenes from home in Ireland with parents, to representing Australia over Ireland and how to go about leveraging her performance to raise her profile before rounding it out with her observations on how Aussies fare in the professional running landscape, and her support structure as well as plans after hotel quarantine, how her son deals with her mother’s fame, long term future in running and the role Collis Birmingham played as a training partner. The Champion of Erris – Mayo News (article mentioned)


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