Wonder what Michael Johnson is thinking? Sharing the analysis of the athletics with Denise Lewis and Paula Radcliffe tonight, and Phil Davis on trackside..... Like Stephen Hawking discussing astrophysics with dick and dom. He looks so miserable.
Can't UK Athletics demand they be replaced? Their vacuous contributions must surely put young kids off running. Suppose they are just thankful that it's not Sharon Davies.
Dull mentions Eamonn Martin as a 40 year old. He was trying to break the world record for a 40 year old in the 1999 London Marathon, so wasn't going through the motions. He thought Ron Hill's record would be quite easy, but was wrong.
I seem to recall Noakes making mention of it in his book.
Anyway, this was the article just prior to 1999. Martin (who ran at 3 Olympic Games and held all sorts of British track records as well as winning the London Marathon) sees himself still as a runner and not a veteran runner.
Good points about the TV coverage. Motor racing goes on for a good couple of hours and they frequently show battles going on behind the leader. Marigold v that Scottish bloke could have been a focus....as could some interest in the back markers. Presumably there's some story there?
Been said before of course, but neither Foster nor Cram were marathon runners. Radcliffe has the experience but is clueless. Compare that to David Coulthard's insight.
Maybe a bit of research in advance and they could have had some archive footage relating to Scotland marathon running?