19 episodes

Paralympian "Discus Dan" Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney give an inside view of the lives of professional athletes.

That Greaves & Rooney Sports Podcast Dan Greaves and Martyn Rooney

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    • 4.9, 34 Ratings

Paralympian "Discus Dan" Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney give an inside view of the lives of professional athletes.

    David Weir

    David Weir

    Another great guest for Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney.  This time it's 6 times Paralympic gold medal winner and 8 times London marathon winner Dave Weir.

    Dave tells the guys he's in the best shape he's been for a long time and first the first time in ages he's really enjoying the sport again. 

    He talks honestly and openly about the mental challenges and depression he's faced, especially in recent years, and the counselling that he's had to get him back to this point.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Danny Talbot

    Danny Talbot

    Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney have a chat with experienced GB sprinter Danny Talbot.   

    Danny was part of the gold medal winning 4x100m team at the World Championships in London in 2017.  And we enjoyed this deep dive into his life and athletics career

    Danny Talbot was training in Texas before the Covid crisis but has returned to the UK to support his girlfriend, who's a nurse.  It's an epic listen.

    • 52 min
    Katharine Merry

    Katharine Merry

    Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney chat to former athlete and broadcaster Katharine Merry.

    The trio talk about how they're training coming out of lockdown and the impact it's had on the year.

    And there's lots of great conversations about athletics. From how to improve to drug testing.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Lockdown around the world - with special guests

    Lockdown around the world - with special guests

    Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney chat athletics.  There's life under lockdown and their aims for the year without competition.

    There's training talk, parenting and thoughts on 2020 life,

    And the boys find out about lockdown around the world with  special guests, Christian Taylor, the double Olympic Triple Jump Champion from the USA.  High Performance Coach Benke Blumquist in Sweden.  And Ryan Gregson, the Australian 1500m record holder.

    • 55 min
    Athletes' lives in lockdown

    Athletes' lives in lockdown

    Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney chat about life under lockdown along with some of their Team GB friends.  The guys reveal how they've adapted their training plans and how they've taken the loss of the Tokyo Games and all the other events.  And there's a great line up of guests in this Podcast - Dai Greene, Lynsey Sharp, Jazmin Sawyers and Guy Learmonth.

    • 55 min
    Covid-19 (an episode recorded before lockdown and the postponement of Tokyo 2020

    Covid-19 (an episode recorded before lockdown and the postponement of Tokyo 2020

    Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney talk about Covid-19 and how it's been for athletes. This episode was recorded before lockdown and the postponement of Tokyo 2020. There are top tips on staying fit and planning your day during the crisis.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Pole Vault Taxi Dad ,

Kath Merry just brilliant

As an athletics fan and parent of teenage athletes, it’s great to get an insight into the lives of athletes in a relaxed informal way. Episode 17 with Kath Merry was brilliant; make her a regular feature. Would love to hear from Holly Bradshaw on a future episode.

Bergerrennt ,

Love it

This is a fantastic, insightful podcast - and I’m not even a huge athletics fan. Can we have much more please

@behaviourchange ,

Athletes do it better!

Love athletics podcasts, but they can be cringeworthy sometimes, so nothing better than two world class athletes running a podcast themselves, so far so great and long may it continue! 👍🏻

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