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Episode 90 - Debbie Jevans

Released: Wednesday 28th September 2011

London 2012's Director of Sport Debbie Jevans popped into the Marathon Talk studios to bring us up to speed on the latest in next year's Olympics, Tom took the rain up North with him, Martin earned a stamp in his parkrun passport, Tony jingled his way down the road, and Berlin saw a new marathon World record!


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Show Notes

Time - Section

00:00 - Intro

- Tom's been... Barrow parkrunning, Berlin marathon watching, Cavendish cheering, and hen saving! 

- Martin's been... parkrun touring, bag carrying, and not running!

- IAAF changes World Record ruling (ESPN) (RUN247) (NYTIMES) (BBC) (AW)

- Dave Clamp doing another deca Ironman (

20:43 - News

- Rate Your Run averages 8.9 from 73

- Berlin Marathon (IAAF)(The Science of Sport)

- New 30k World record (link)

- Great run from Scott Overall (link) (blog)

- Get a sneak peak of our new website HERE

- Commonwealth Mountain Running and Ultra Champs (link)

52:10 - Tony's Trials

- 'Key Jangle'

55:10 - Rant & Rave

- Ed Wallace and Helen Waters Clark rant about blocked public rights of way

- Tim Tansley raves about pushing the envelope

56:02 - Interview - Debbie Jevans

Debbie is the Director of Sport for London 2012 and therefore responsible for delivering the equivalent of 26 world championships within two weeks during the Olympic Games and then repeating a similar feat for the Paralympic Games. Her role has involved drawing up the Games competition schedule, ensuring that the competition venues meet the technical requirements for each sport and liaising with national and international sports governing bodies.

Debbie is a former junior Wimbledon tennis champion and British under-21 doubles title-holder and has been involved in international sport for the past 12 years. She served as General Secretary of the International Tennis Federation and was responsible for tennis at previous Olympic Games.

1:33:00 - Winner of the Week

- Paula Radcliffe and Scott Overall 

1:33:44 - Close

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  1. Narek Petrossian
    Posts: 23

    Thanks for the inspiration guys, I love listening to you especially when doing my Sunday long runs. I'm at episode 50 at the moment. Keep up the good work!

    30th September 2011 21:10:30
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  2. Rob Davies
    Posts: 19

    Another great podcast interesting to hear views on Berlin marathon - it was HOT for us amateur athletes. Great to hear a mention for my fellow Buckley Runner John Pares for another amazing 24hr run

    7th October 2011 22:12:01
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