Athlete Interviews and News from The International Association of Ultrarunners. This podcast will focus on athletes competing in Major International Competitions as well as the people behind the scenes.
Eddie Gallen made his International debut at the IAU 24hr European Championships 2007 in Madrid, Spain. In the same year he took part in the IAU 24hr World Championships in Drummondville, Canada. Since then Eddie has take part in all the IAU 2hr World & European Championship. In this podcast Eddie talks about some of his ultra running experiences
The IAU President Nadeem Khan discussed the further development of ultra-running in different countries and regions. We asked Pablo Barnes (Argentina), Sunil Chainani (India), Josè Daniel Vaz Cabral (Cape Verde) and Mirsad Abdakovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) to share their experiences, vision for next years. Podcast by John O’Regan and Jacek Bedkowski
Ernesto Silva was representing Team Uruguay at the IAU 50Km World Championships in Brasov, Romania. He had travelled to the race alone and was self supported. We got talking before the race and I thought his story to be quite interesting. He agreed to take part in this interview and we met up after the race in the hotel during dinner. We skipped dessert and went looking for a quiet location but had to settle for the only available room. Hope you enjoy..
Jacek Bedowski in conversation with John O'Regan on the evening after the IAU 50Km World Championships 2019.
IAU Communications Committee
Jacek Bedkowski, Director of Communication (POL)
Lucas Alves (BRA)
John O´Regan (IRL)
Frank Kuo (TPE)
Wayne Botha (NZL)
Linda Doke (RSA)
Shibani Gharat (IND)
Paul Martelletti is a New Zealand marathoner and ultra-marathoner. His notable victories in 2015 included the Greater Manchester Marathon,Bath Half Marathon, Wokingham Half Marathon and Watford Half Marathon.In 2014 Martelletti won the Chelmsford Park Marathon and the Windsor Half Marathon. He also represented Great Britain at the 2014 IAU 100 km World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
In 2016, Martelletti claimed victory at the Brighton Half Marathon for the fourth successive year.
In April 2015, Paul Martelletti ran the quickest ever marathon by someone dressed as a superhero at Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon.
Initially clocking 2:30:12, Martelletti’s time was later adjusted from gun to chip time meaning he managed his target of breaking 2:30 with 2:29:57.
In 2014 he won the UK leg of the inaugural Red Bull Wings for Life race, where he outran a chaser car for 69.37km to place 5th in the global rankings. In this episode Jo Zakrzewski chats to Paul about his running journey, training and the strategy he applied during the IAU 50Km World Championships 2019 in Brasov, Romania. Paul was part of the Team that finished in 3rd place to secure a Team Bronze.
This podcast includes some unavoidable background noise because of the location used.
Dan Nash respresenting Team GB finished 3rd in the IAU 50Km World Championships 2019 in Brasov, Romania. His time of 2:49.01 is a new national Record for the distance and as well as securing a bronze medal in the race his result also help his Team to win a Team Bronze. Dan runs for Cardiff ACC and is also one of the club coaches.
In this episode Dan is interviewed by Joanna Zakrzewski, the British Team Manager.
Alyson Dixon from Great Britain won gold medal and set a new World Best Performance (currently under ratification process) for 50 km in an amazing time of 3:07:20. She improved on the 30 year old record set in 1989 by South Africa’s Frith van der Merwe 3:08:39. In this episode Alyson is in conversation with Joanna Zakrzewski, the British Team Manager.
Jesper Olsen is the National Coach for the Danish Ultra Running Team. From 1st January 2004 to 23rd October 2005 Jesper Olsen completed the first fully documented run around the world with 26232 km in total. For more information on Jesper and his World Run you can visit his website at www.worldrun.org
In this episode Nadeem Khan the IAU President is in conversation with Jesper on the day before the third IAU 50km World Championships (2019) in Brasov, Romania.