Down The Track
Down The Track
May 3, 2019
Episode 16: 3 May, 2019
Play • 1 hr 44 min

The London Marathon proved a happy hunting ground for Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei, but the Australian contingent were not to be outdone. Sean and Tim discuss how the Victorians fared in London and well as providing an overview of the event itself and some interesting side conversations on biological passports and the next iteration of Nike’s racing shoe.

Catriona Bisset was the star performer at the Australian University T&F Championships, dipping under the 2min 800m barrier for the first time. Sean outlines what’s ahead for Catriona and the impact her rise to prominence has had on her life. Other results are discussed, including Georgia Griffith and Georgia Hansen’s 1-2 in the Women’s 1500m

As expected the Stawell Gift provided plenty of excitement and a review of the results talks about the great wins by Alexia Loizou and Dhruv Rodrigues Chico in the gifts.

Tim took a trip to Darwin for the Arafura Games and gives an overview of the event that includes interviews with Caitlyn Sharp, Erika Gosney and Jaryd Clifford.

XCR kicks off this Saturday so the focus at AV changes from the track to the fields of Jells Park for the traditional opening round – the Cross Country relays over 6k or 3k.

In the hot topics Sean and Tim discuss the Caster Semenya decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport – a compelling listen if you want a balanced view of the verdict. Tim also laments the loss of a couple of high profile road races this year and the announcement from Jess Trengove and Dylan Stenson that they are expecting a child has been warmly received across the athletics family.

The podcast wraps up with the Australian Team announcements for the World Relays in Yokohama, the Oceania Championships in Townsville and the Global Games in Brisbane.

The athletics excitement continues…

0:00:00 to 0:01:22 Intro
0:01:23 to 0:23:05 London Marathon recap
0:23:06 to 0:40: 15 Australian University Championships & Hamburg Marathon results
0:40:16 to 0:50:55 Stawell Gift wrap up
0:55:56 to 1:12:28 Arafura Games and Interviews with Caitlyn Sharp, Erika Gosney & Jaryd Clifford
1:12:29 to 1:17:44 XCR Preview
1:17:45 to 1:31:47 Hot topics: Caster Semenya, some road races may disappear, baby news for Jess Trengove and Dylan Stenson
1:31:48 to 1:39:32 Australian team announcements
1:39:33 to 1:43:38 Episode wrap


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