An Irishman Abroad

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: “The Elevation Episode With Special Guest Aoife Cooke”

February 15, 2021
Before sitting down to chat to national marathon champion Aoife Cooke, Jar and Sonia take a moment to announce and explain three new Irishman Running Abroad events suitable for all kinds of runners. The two time world champion has put a lot of time and effort into coming up with events that will keep you motivated through lent. By challenging us all to see can we gain as much elevation as possible Sonia takes our training to new heights and Jarlath hopes his aching legs can keep up. Aoife Cook knows a thing or two about aching legs. Her training program includes almost 200K per week as she gears up for Tokyo. Jarlath and Sonia ask her all about her journeys to Arkansas to Kenya and how a rare bone issue forced her out of running for seven years. Aoife’s inspiring attitude to training is something that we all need right now in these challenging times. There are a few laughs as usual during the quick fire round. Don’t forget to sign up to our running club on Strava and join hundreds of other listeners receiving extra content, training and first hand advice from the legend herself. 
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