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Keep the Flame Alive

Sep 7, 2023

Author Stephen Lane talks with us about his new book Long Run to Glory: The Story of the Greatest Marathon in Olympic History and the Women Who Made it Happen. It’s about the development of women’s marathon as a sport, how it became included in the Olympics, and the very first Olympic marathon at LA 1984. 

Stephen's book is a great read, so be sure to check it out. We have it listed on our storefront (affiliate link)

In our Seoul 1988 history moment, Alison goes into "what happened next" for the women's marathon in its second foray as an Olympic event.

In our weekly visit to TKFLASTAN, we have news from:

In news from Paris 2024, the Paralympics countdown clock is on, and Australian fans can look forward to a local partnership with Old El Paso.

Plus, the International Paralympic Committee has released its 2022 annual report, and we have a hot take!

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Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!


Photo courtesy of Stephen Lane.



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