We check in with the two-time Olympian
Today on Running Things we chat with one of Australia's most accomplished distance runners, the incredible Jess Stenson. Jess is based in Adelaide as part of Team Tempo, under the tutelage of Adam Didyk. Jess has been to two Olympics, competing in the marathon. We talk about Jess' return to competition in 2020 after giving birth to her first child, a son named Billy, in late 2019. Jess has been racing in Adelaide for the last few months across cross country, a 10k road race, and a recent half marathon victory. Jess talks about the road back to training and racing from having her son, and where she went for advice. Of particular interest is Jess' marathon PB - 2:25:59 set in the Toronto Marathon in late 2018 - Jess ran this race in a traditional racing shoe - without a carbon plate. WIth the undisputable benefit marathoners are now seeing in carbon shoes, how does Jess' PR stack up in 'modern times'? Jess also talks about trying to make her third Olympics team and her plans to race a marathon in the first half of 2021.
Episode Links: Jess Stenson IG: https://www.instagram.com/jess_tren/ Team Tempo IG: https://www.instagram.com/teamtemporun/ Jess Stenson website: https://www.jessicatrengove.com.au/