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E11: Alfred Scaletta - The 6 Star Finisher 46 Years in the Making

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The final stretch of the World Athletics Cross Country Championships race in Bathurst was fraught with drama, and with the marathon route in Budapest revealed, it’s a big week in the running world.

We’ve got a ram-packed episode of Marathon Talk this week with a look at the all-important long run in your marathon training, and the single fall that cost the Bathurst race.

On top of all the news and training talk, we have a fantastic interview with the incredible Alfred Scaletta who’s set to finish his 72nd marathon in Tokyo as a 6 Star Finisher, 46 years after his first Chicago.

In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • 0:00 - Catching up on the previous fortnight, including a heartwarming bike ride for a friend with an unfortunate, recent diagnosis

  • 10:20 - We bring all the news from Bathurst’s dramatic World Cross Country Championships

  • 28:45 - Training Talk: we look at the long run, and how you can experiment with it to improve your race day

  • 37:10 - Alfred Scaletta shares his 72 marathons’ experience, 46 year journey to a 6 Star medal, and lucky escape from the tragic events of Boston 2013

  • 1:05:30 - Wrapping up with well-wishes for those noble Tokyo marathoners in March

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