Marathon Talk

Marathon Talk has returned in 2022 as part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors family. Hosted by Martin Yelling and the great Deena Kastor, every two weeks we'll bring you news, views and some amazing guest interviews from across the world of marathons and running.


episode 4: E4: Ben Wickham, Sky Sports’ Director of Creative Output

The TCS New York City Marathon is not an easy run at the best of times, but this year’s race gave us some outstanding performances amid the gruelling, humid conditions.

One man who’ll attest to the difficulty is this week’s podcast guest, the fantastic Ben Wickham - Director of Creative Output at Sky Sports! We hear from him about his running journey, the holistic pleasures of marathoning, and how we can tell better stories within the sport.

Elsewhere, we round up the best performances from that race, a cracking fundraising debut for Ashton Kutcher, and the curious cheating tale of a tram-travelling policeman…

In this episode of Marathon Talk:

  • 0:00 - Breaking down Deena’s commentating experience in NYC, and top performances from that humid race
  • 25:30 - The most bizarre marathon cheating stories
  • 30:15 - Ben Wickham on the holistic pleasures of marathoning, what makes NYC a gruelling route, and how we can better tell the compelling stories of marathon runners
  • 58:00 - This week’s 6 questions for a 6 Star Finisher

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 2022-11-18  1h3m