196: 2020 Tokyo Olympics - Athletics Week 1
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196: 2020 Tokyo Olympics - Athletics Week 1   This week’s episode is brought to you by the newly released Mizuno Wave Sky 5, tune in later in the episode as the boys review the highly-cushioned everyday trainer.   Brad pines for drier weather and finds inspiration from the Olympic games. Julian’s getting better coming out of lockdown. Brady continues to build consistency heading towards October.   Men’s Steeplechase opened the track campaign, with Ed Trippas placing 11th in the first heat in 8:29.90, while in the second heat Ben Buckingham ran a personal best of 8:20.95 after initially being disqualified for stepping inside the track which was then subsequently reversed. Matt Clarke also in the second heat ran 8:46.23. Men’s Steeplechase Heat 2 (Ed Trippas) Men’s Steeplechase Heat 3 (Ben Buckingham, Matt Clarke)   Women’s 800m heats Morgan Mitchell ran 2:05.44 to place sixth in the first heat, while Catriona Bisset ran 2:01.65 for fifth place in the fifth heat. Women’s 800m Heat 1 (Morgan Mitchell) Women’s 800m Heat 5 (Catriona Bisset)   Humid conditions greeted the first night of the long distance racing in the Women’s 5000m starting with Rose Davies in the first heat finishing 15:50.07, then in the second heat Jenny Blundell lead the race before finishing 15:11.27 while Izzy Batt-Doyle ran her Olympic debut in 15:21.65 Women’s 5000m Heat 1 (Rose Davies) Women’s 5000m Heat 2 (Izzy Batt-Doyle, Jenny Blundell) Patrick Tiernan was in the mix with a lap to go in the 10,000m before bravely battling on as his body struggled in the final 200m. The race was won by Selemon Berega of Ethiopia with Ugandan pair Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo taking the minor placings. Men's 10000m Results   Peter Bol set a new National Record in the opening heat of the Men’s 800m 1:44.13, as he, Charlie Hunter and Jeff Riseley all advanced. In the semi finals, Bol then lowered his record further to 1:44.11 to advance to the final on Wednesday night. Jeff Risely’s run in his semi final was impeded by a fall between Nijel Amos of Botswana and Isaiah Jewett of the USA. Men’s 800m Semi Final 1 (Charlie Hunter) Men’s 800m Semi Final 2 (Peter Bol) Men’s 800m Semi Final 3 (Jeff Risely) https://www.runnerstribe.com/latest-news/bol-in-medal-contention-for-800m/    The women’s Steeplechase heats were held in sweltering conditions, with Olympic debutants Georgia Winkcup running 9:59.29 and Amy Cashin in 9:34.67 in their respective heats. Gen Gregson clocked 9:26.11 in a contested second heat to advance to the final. Women’s Steeplechase Heat 1 (Georgia Winkcup) Women’s Steeplechase Heat 2 (Gen Gregson) Women’s Steeplechase Heat 3 (Amy Cashin)   In the women’s 1500m, Georgia Griffith ran in the first heat with 4:14.43. Jessica Hull came second in her heat 4:05.28, edged out by Sifan Hassan who fell and then kicked hard in the later stages, then Linden Hall clocked 4:02.27 for the fastest 1500m by an Australian in the Olympics. Both Jess and Linden will advance to the semi-finals. Women’s 1500m Heat 1 (Georgia Griffith) Women’s 1500m Heat 2 (Jessica Hull) Women’s 1500m Heat 3 (Linden Hall)   Queensland Cross Country Championships taken out over 10km at Toogoolawah Golf Course by Amber Johnson and Tim Vincent. Queensland XC Official Results   Nic Harman and Sinead Noonan take out the Perth Half Marathon. Baker Hughes Perth Half Official Results    Matt Ramsden takes the win and venue record at the David Clarke Mile with a time of 3:55.78  https://www.instagram.com/p/CR7WHmznYAp/  The boys review the Mizuno Wave Sky 5 going through the specs and their experiences in wearing the shoe. Listener Question of the week asks about trying to find motivation after a long layoff. Moose parts some glowing last words before Ellie Pashley takes to the Marathon o
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