Top tips for first-time marathon runners

Preparing to make your debut over 26.2 miles? Olympic marathoner Scott Overall shares his advice

Posted on February 2, 2014 by
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Running a marathon for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience – have I trained enough, will my nutrition plan work out and what if nature calls?!

Although steering clear of toilet talk, London 2012 marathon runner Scott Overall has given Athletics Weekly his top three tips for those making their debut over 26.2 miles.

Have a watch of the video below for Overall’s top tips. Ever wondered what sort of training it takes to become a 2:10:55 marathoner? Why not also take a look at Overall’s training diary? You can find that here.

Video via Gatorade UK

» Follow Scott on twitter at @ScottOverall. Nutritional advice from his sponsors Gatorade can be found at @GatoradeUK or

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