Interview with new marathon sensation Calli Thackery

Interview with new marathon sensation Calli Thackery

Author Adharanand Finn chats with Calli Thackery after she ran the second-fastest marathon ever by a British woman, in her first ever marathon. Calli tells us about her unusual route to the top of the running world, via a scholarship to New Mexico in the US, to training with a Kenyan coach in Virginia, a stint back home in Sheffield working full time, to getting locked down in Australia for three years during the Covid-19 pandemic. And now she has a medal at the world half marathon championships and a 2:22 marathon to her name. How did she do it? Music by Starfrosch

Adharanand Finn is the author of three award-winning books, Running with the Kenyans (2012), The Way of the Runner (2014), and the Rise of the Ultra Runners (2019). Follow The Way of the Runner podcast on Instagram: @thewayoftherunner or find it at

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