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  • Summary

  • Winner of the 2018 ARIA Award for Best Sports Show

    One amateur athlete, two of the world's best trainers and twenty six miles of pain. This blood, sweat and tears journey follows presenter George Lamb, as he transforms from couch potato to long-distance athlete in just 18 short weeks.

    Having signed up for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, George knows he'll need all the help he can get. Can Sports Personality of The Year 2017 and four-time Olympic champion, Sir Mo Farah, and The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, get George over the finish line? Will their training, advice, guidance and moral support be enough?

    Join George every step of the way as he faces the greatest challenge of his life. Experience every early morning, painful blister and moment of triumph. Meet sports psychologists, Olympians and Marathon legends along the way. Packed with entertaining insights, immersive reality coverage of his training and essential tips, this series promises to entertain, educate and inspire, whether you're competing on race day, or simply watching from home.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 18 episodes to your Library now.

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Episodes
  • Dec 28 2017

    An 18-week marathon training diary. New episodes released every Monday.

    Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah and Body Coach Joe Wicks lend their advice, expertise and moral support to George Lamb as he trains for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. This blood, sweat and tears journey follows George as he transforms from couch potato to long-distance athlete in just 17 short weeks. Packed with entertaining anecdotes and essential training tips, this series gives budding runners all the help they need when it comes to getting marathon fit.

    Follow George's natural progression as he embraces the challenge, beginning with choosing the right footwear and ditching the worst-offending foods, tips on pacing and motivation, and finally race day hacks: like a last minute caffeine boost and how to avoid chafed nipples.

    Mo-Joe episodes are free for Audible members, £2.99/episode for all other Audible customers.

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    24 mins
  • Jan 1 2018

    An 18-week marathon training diary. New episodes released every Monday.

    Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah and Body Coach Joe Wicks lend their advice, expertise and moral support to George Lamb as he trains for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. This blood, sweat and tears journey follows George as he transforms from couch potato to long-distance athlete in just 17 short weeks. Packed with entertaining anecdotes and essential training tips, this series gives budding runners all the help they need when it comes to getting marathon fit.

    This episode is all about getting started, making sure that you're setting yourself up properly to train and working out how to fit all of these new runs into your schedule.

    Mo sets out the training schedule for week one, and George meets Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes to talk about her experience running the marathon and her career as a whole. Joe and George hit the kitchen to make banana and chocolate overnight oats to help fuel his marathon training.

    Mo-Joe episodes are free for Audible members, £2.99/episode for all other Audible customers.

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    28 mins
  • Jan 8 2018

    An 18-week marathon training diary. New episodes released every Monday.

    Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah and Body Coach Joe Wicks lend their advice, expertise and moral support to George Lamb as he trains for the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. This blood, sweat and tears journey follows George as he transforms from couch potato to long-distance athlete in just 17 short weeks. Packed with entertaining anecdotes and essential training tips, this series gives budding runners all the help they need when it comes to getting marathon fit.

    As the reality of embarking on a marathon training schedule sets in we focus on the thing that's going to get George through to race day – motivation.

    This episode looks at Mo's motivation. Obviously, he's made it to the very top – but does he find it hard to stay on track? George takes to the river with Olympic athlete and extreme racer James Cracknell to find out what got him through his marathon in just three hours, rowing the Atlantic and racing across the South Pole. Joe runs through a series of stretches to help get your blood flowing and make sure you're ready to run.

    Mo-Joe episodes are free for Audible members, £2.99/episode for all other Audible customers.

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Easy listen that's great on runs!

It's an enjoyable listen that stays varied by focusing on different themes and guests on a weekly basis. It's great on a run as you're naturally already thinking about running so is a relevant distraction, but have listened to a couple on the tube as well and it was still informative. Hearing George panting gives you a bit of confidence too!

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Interesting and motivating...

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I started running at New Year and love listening to this when I go out for a run!

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Great fun especially if your a marathoner

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Just a great listen especially if you are a beginner runner wanting to get into long distance running. Fun, factual and honest.....

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Motivational!!

Very good!
Good motivation for anyone considering their first marathon.
The format was entertaining as well.

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Motivational and Enjoyable

Good humour throughout. I have never fancied doing a marathon but if you do want to do one then I can't imagine any better advice. This also shows how valuable it is to have support and discussion about any challenge you may have.

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🏃‍♂️Endurance Training?

🏃‍♂️Possibly could help guide you to train you for the London marathon.
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Brilliant podcast - inspiring and motivational

George Lamb hosts this brilliantly with informative and motivational chats with Mo and Joe. The short light-hearted interviews with athletes, fundraisers, experts and volunteers give a well-rounded picture of all aspects of running a marathon. I've never run a marathon myself but feel completely inspired to do one now!

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Brilliant

Love joe and love mo and now I'm a fan of george lamb. Listened to this at night and while running. Just a good listen