That Greaves & Rooney Sports Podcast podcast

Episode 13 - Shoes, new competition and bad drivers

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Paralympian Dan Greaves and Olympian Martyn Rooney talk about the Nike shoe controversy and their belief that most medal winners wear custom made footwear. Dan's back training after four months away through injury.  Martyn's just back from mixing it with the stars at winter camp in Stellenbosch.   The guys discus how they cope with long times away from their families. They're celebrating some great performances from British Athletes indoors.  And Martyn Rooney reveals he's going to make his indoor debut in a 600m in Ireland. They've got a few things to get off their chest.  From TV coverage of field events to the promotion of lesser known British Athletes.  And then there's bad driving and their frustration at some of changes being tried out in competition.

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