Road To Tokyo E1 - Lee Troop (Coach of Jake Riley)
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Welcome to the Road To Tokyo Podcast Series. During this podcast series we will join athletes and coaches on their journeys preparing for the Olympic Games in distance running events. Interviews featuring their preparations will be shared with Sweat Elite podcast listeners. This episode is a conversation with Lee Troop - the coach of USA Marathoner Jake Riley who has been selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will toe the line in a little over four months. Lee Troop was a superstar athlete himself, posting personal bests of 13:14 for 5000m, 27:51 for 10000m, 1:01:00 for the Half Marathon and 2:09:49 for the Marathon between 1999 and 2003, well before the carbon fibre plates entered the scene. Lee shares his and Jake's challenges over the last 12 months - a 12 month delay on competing at the Olympics and an injury that has side-lined Jake recently that he's hoping he can bounce back from fast. Lee also shares some of the plans moving forward. -- Subscribe now to access all Sweat Elite content: Thank you to our subscribers who keep the content coming here at Sweat Elite.
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