A podcast with Ian Richards has been posted today by weekly sports podcast “The Last Wednesday of the Week”.

Timed to coincide with the 20km walk in Tokyo tomorrow and the 50k on Friday, the covers his journey from being useless at sport at school to the Olympics, the Olympic experience, and the uncanny similarities between the athlete experience in Tokyo because of COVID with those who went to the boycotted 1980 Games in Moscow.

The interview finishes with what has happened to Richards starting up again 25 years later in masters athletics, and is highly recommended listening.

It can be accessed at: Anchor.fm, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify