On this episode of The Physical Performance Show, we feature Zane Robertson ahead of his debut marathon performance in the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon. Zane Robertson debuted with an impressive 2:08:19 just an average of 3:02 per kilometre to set a new New Zealand Marathon record. Zane took 3rd place in the 2019 edition of the Gold Coast Marathon and this added to his record list. Zane’s other records include the Oceanic Record for the half marathon running a swift 59:47, the 10km road Oceanic Record of 27:28. Zane has also been a Dual World Championships Finalist, a 2016 Rio Olympic Games 10,000m track finalist. Zane was also the 2014 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist in the 5000m at Glasgow.
But what makes Zane Robertson’s success so unique is not just his remarkable results but the story that underpins how Zane Robertson has achieved what he has. Zane and his identical twin brother Jake at just 17 year old laid it all on the line. By moving to East Africa in Kenya 13 years ago in order to become the best runners they possibly could. They moved to East Africa to train with the best distance runners on the planet.
During today’s episode you will hear Zane share around some of the hardships that he endured as a Junior Runner. The bullying at school growing up, classmates and also even teachers. The studying that he and Jake did to learn and understand what it would take to be a world class runner. The pressures of being an unsponsored athlete including at the time of recording. The heartache that comes with injury including 2 sacral stress fractures that cost Zane a 2018 Marathon Debut at the Commonwealth Games. The emotions and feelings Zane was experiencing in the lead up to his Marathon Debut at the Gold Coast Marathon. The training insights of the Kenyans and the Ethiopians, strength and conditioning principles, the importance of training tendons and Zane lays down a physical challenge to us for the week. At the time of recording, Zane now calls Ethiopia home, having married Baeza his Ethiopian sweetheart and this is a little insight into the world of Zane Robertson, New Zealand Distance Running Star.
This episode is sponsored by the Gold Coast Marathon.
Like the Physical Performance Show, the Gold Coast Marathon encourages runners of all ages and abilities to push their boundaries and strive to complete a personal challenge. The Gold Coast Marathon is held annually on the first weekend in July and is a must do event for any budding athlete, weekend warrior or family looking for a challenge to complete together. Run for the good times at the Gold Coast Marathon. Visit the Gold Coast Marathon here.
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