Is running a marathon on your bucket list? Or are you a seasoned marathon runner looking for new inspiration? Join us as we track the training, preparation and progress of elite rowers-turned-runners Lucy Stephan and Fiona Albert as they attempt their first marathon.
Lucy Stephan D.O.B. 10/12/1991 Hometown: Nhill, Australia Club: Melbourne University Boat Club Career Highlights: 2013 U23 World Championships (Austria): Gold Medal Women’s Four 2013 World Championships (Korea): Bronze Medal Women’s Four 2014 World Championships (Amsterdam): Fifth Place Women’s Four
Fiona (Fee) Albert D.O.B. 12/12/1990 Hometown: Brisbane, Australia Club: Mercantile Career Highlights: 2013 U23 World Championships (Austria): Gold Medal Women’s Four 2014 World Uni Games (France): Bronze Medal Single Scull 2016 Qualification Regatta (Switzerland): Women’s Eight Debuting for Australia in 2012.
Lucy and Fiona are no strangers to vigorous training and intense competition. As experienced rowers, both girls were selected to represent Australia in the Women’s Eight at the 2016 Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. However, not all went to plan and the crew narrowly missed qualifying for the Rio Games by one position. Seeking a new goal to work towards and keep themselves busy, the pair decided to turn their focus to the Brisbane Marathon in August. With limited running experience, the race will be a test not just physically but also mentally. Join us as we track the girls training, planning and progress. If you're training for a marathon and have some of your own tips to share, we'd love for you to share them with us!
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