Brilliant Berlin; Kimetto is King; 2:02:57
History was made in Berlin on Sunday as Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record with 2:02:57, and Cathal Dennehy was there to witness the drama unfold and get all the reaction immediately after the race.
In this podcast, we review the historic Berlin race, which saw both Kimetto and Emmanuel Mutai dip under the previous world record. We hear reaction from Kimetto and his representative Arien Verkade soon after the race. We also discuss the usual doping suspicions surrounding the world record run, asking if we can believe what we see, and hear the reaction when Cathal Dennehy brings up the subject at the press conference.
We hear from women’s third-placer Shalane Flanagan, who came up short in her attempt to break the American record. We round up all the recent action on the domestic front, as Mark Christie, Sara Treacy, and David McCarthy took impressive wins on the road.
We also talk about the possibility of a 1,000m match-up indoors between Mark English and Paul Robinson, and ask whether athletes should be keener to self-promote, a la Conor McGregor.