An Irishman Abroad

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O‘Sullivan: ”What Would Kipchoge Do?” With Special Guest Cathal Dennehy

November 2, 2021
What can we learn from the greatest marathoner of all time? Cathal Dennehy travelled to Kaptagat and lived there for 3 days absorbing everything. He chats to Sonia and Jar about exactly what mere mortals can apply to their training. It’s eye-opening stuff to say the least. Sonia also gives us an update on her travels and explains the benefits of incorporating one track session into your training each week. There’s also a hilarious account of a nightmare run Jarlath had on Halloween morning and Sonia’s now legendary tip of the week. To read about Cathal’s trip to Kenya click here. Cathal is an award winning Irish sports journalist and former junior Irish cross country champion. He now writes for publications such as the Independent, the Times and the Guardian. You can find him on Twitter at @Cathal_Dennehy.
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