100: Julian Spence
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Brad struggles for motivation despite running in some good form. Julian completes his final key workout ahead of his international debut at Doha. Brady and Carly welcomes baby Hudson to the world and starts a whole new chapter of life.
Rochelle Rodgers in her international debut places 35th in the World Championship Marathon, in a race that saw a high attrition rate in stifling conditions despite the midnight start.
The women’s 10000m was arguably the race of the meet so far, with Ellie Pashley running 13th and Sinead Diver 14th, while MTC teammates Susuan Krumins and Camille Buscomb places 7th and 12th respectively, with all four setting personal bests. Ellie’s time of 31:15.89 is a personal best, Tokyo Olympic qualifier and 4th best Australian of all time; Sinead 31:25.49 is also a personal best and 5th best Australian of all time.
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It’s PBs all round! Sinead Diver and Ellie Pashley battled it out in the 10,000m to be the first Australian home. Both athletes set new personal bests, with Pashley finishing in 13th place, clocking 31:18.89 (also a Tokyo Olympic qualifier), and Diver just behind in 14th, running 31:25.49
Stewy McSweyn qualifies for 5000m final. Morgan McDonald and Pat Tiernan miss out on advancing despite running solid times.
Luke Mathews & Peter Bol in 800m were unable to advance past their heats while Morgan Mitchell advanced to 800m semis, while Catriona Bisset ran with a suspected fibula stress reaction in her heat.
Kenenisa Bekele makes an emphatic return to the Berlin Marathon, running a 2:01:41 to run just 2 seconds short of Eliud Kipchoges.
Julian answers a wide range of listener questions ahead of the marathon from his preparation, to race strategy and shoe choice. Moose On The Loose echoes the sentiments on the compromises made to the quality of a global sporting event, going through the many challenges made during Doha.
The Men’s World Champion Marathon starts 6th October 7am AEST. Best of luck Moose.