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Martyn Rooney in Dubai
Episode 110th January 2021 • Destination Tokyo • Mark Shardlow
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Welcome to the first edition of Destination Tokyo - these are ten minute daily podcasts looking ahead to the Olympics and Paralympics.

The first of our regular contributors is Martyn Rooney who's got on his first plane for almost a year! Martyn, an Olympian over 400m on the track, has headed to Dubai for some warm weather training.

He talks to me about this being a bonus year - he'd planned to retire last summer. But has found a year off has rejuvenated him.

We're also joined by BBC Olympic Reporter Nick Hope to talk about the prospects for Tokyo 2021 going ahead and some of the headaches sports and countries are facing over the next few months.

I'm raising money from these podcasts for Maggie's Cancer Charity. My wife developed bowel cancer in 2020 and Maggie's have been terrific for her and the family. If you enjoy listening, then I'd appreciate you donating the price of a cup of coffee(or more) to help a great cause.