The Aussie Runner Podcast covers the Australian running scene via trail, road and track. If you love running as much as we do, then join us on your next run as we talk to real Aussie runners and learn about all the things that make running great.
Presented by Damon Roberts & Jeremy Francis.
Damo & Jez talk to gent & legend of Aussie running, Shaun Creighton. A man with such an amazing range to his running talent, holding national records for the 5km, 10k & marathon, representing his country at multiple Olympics & Commonwealth games, holds the Aussie record for the 3000m steeplechase, Aussie selector, broke a marathon age record that stood for 32 years & finally, possibly the only man to finish a 2:10 mara with a hand down his pants for the last 2km #knobchaffe ;-)
TEMPO : Jye Edwards
Geoff & Neil speak to recent Olympian Jye “Zoolander” Edwards, find out how this Aussie 1500m speedster came back from injury through recovery, less volume & sticking to soft surfaces (i.e trail running Jez). Also learn how a social media blackout helped him perform at the Olympics, how 100km+ weeks are required for a 1500m athlete and which shoe colour is faster: black, white or hot pink?
Jez & Damo grab some time with Harry Potter mad Olympian & marathon star Ellie Pashley, what a lovely engaging representative for Australian sport … the boys catch Ellie mid way through her hotel quarantine following her superb run in Japan, they go deep in to her Olympic experience … find out how she used ice jackets, saline drinks, Powerade slushies & ice baths to ace her performance in the heat, no surprise she got to the start line shivering & with brain freeze! :-)
TEMPO Ruth Croft
Neil & Geoff speak to Chamonix based Kiwi ultra-running star Ruth Croft, 2nd lady at the massive global stage that is the WSER 100 miler and 1st overall at this year’s Tarawera 100 km … learn about her background in cross country, mountain running & steeplechase, how US collegiate running broke & burnt her out, how taking running less seriously to enjoy it changed her world and why the words Guinness & pee were put together at the WSER finish line.
Jez & Damo speak to all-round great guy & ultra legend Dean Karnazes … a man responsible for taking ultra-running mainstream, inspiring countless people to go beyond the marathon distance, hailed as the fittest man on earth, the perfect human and one of TIME magazine’s most influential people in the world. The boys chat to Dean about his new book, his current isolation stint in a Sydney hotel and his epic race with Pat Farmer from Broken Hill to Byron Bay this month for Pat’s 1000 miles to Light pro
Robert De Castella
Jez & Damo speak to the undisputed GOAT of Aussie Marathon, Rob De Castella … Deeks! … the boys learn about his journey from boy to our fastest toughest marathon legend, how his mindset both motivated him but also cost him his Olympic dream, how his Indigenous Marathon Project is his proudest achievement and we finally hear the story one of our most popular questions was written for … if you’ve ever wondered how to run sub 3 min km & move your bowels, listen in :-)