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This episode is a special London Marathon edition brought to you by Nike Running (more details on the app challenge below), featuring Australian stars Brett Robinson and Sinéad Diver.
Brett returns to the city where he last year ran a 2:10:55 in a breakthrough performance in the marathon. In one of his only two races so far in 2020, Brett broke the national record in the half marathon in Japan.
Brett discusses his training – saying this is the best build up he’s ever had for a marathon – and talks about the switch from three sessions per week back to two, with higher-quality long runs thrown in as well. Brett talks about how he sees the race unfolding – planning for a faster finish than in his past marathons, so look out for that on race day. There aren’t a lot of other competitors around Brett’s 2:06-2:09 range but he has identified some potential partners. He also offers his thoughts on the big Bekele vs Kipchoge showdown – revealing a soft spot for both.
Sinéad is Australia’s fastest active marathoner, recording her PB of 2:24:11 in last year’s London Marathon on her way to 7th place. In November 2019 Sinéad finished 5th in the arduous New York City Marathon, and in this episode she outlines big plans for London – including a PB and possible challenge of Benita Willis’s national record time of 2:22:36.
Sinéad also talks through her training and how she has handled juggling her many priorities during COVID – Sinéad works 4 days per week and also has two young boys. Finally, we talk race nutrition and tactics for a unique course.
You can sign up for the ’You Can’t Stop London’ Challenge on the Nike Run Club app: https://www.nike.com/nrc-app