- Lifestyle & Sports
- 01 Mar 21
In 2021, Niall - alongside a team of passionate professionals - will be coaching, training and mentoring four individuals to complete a 26.2 mile marathon.
'Marathon Mind' is set to document the journey of four individuals as they train for one of the most testing of all endurance events.
The aim of the series is to train the mind to make the body strong, not the other way around - and to invite listeners to join on their own journey, too.
Previously, Niall undertook a similar challenge through the hit RTE TV show, Ironmind. Those stories had a massive national impact on the conversation around mental health and emotional well-being, with Niall now revitalising this format and taking it to a deeper level for a podcast audience.
‘Marathon Mind’ will bring together four people with their own unique challenges in life, to go on a nine-month journey to complete 26.2 miles of mental, emotional and physical endurance.
Niall will be with them for every step, including the marathon itself. Over the nine months he’ll be helped by an incredible team of focused and driven individuals which consists of Olympians and world champions.
The ‘Marathon Mind’ expert team consists of chartered psychologist Louize Carroll, mindfulness coach Niall Breslin, world champion and marathon coach Rob Heffernan, strength and conditioning and physiotherapy coach Colin Griffin, sports agent and athlete liaison Derry McVeigh, head of performance sport at the Irish Institute of Sport and dietician Sharon Madigan, and finally behavioural neuroscientist and chartered psychologist Dr. Michael Keane.
After a lengthy selection process with over 800 applicants, the team of experts have selected four individuals with powerful personal stories.
“I am constantly looking at ways of using the podcast platform in other ways, like using it in conjunction with multi-platform approaches," Niall said of the project's approach.
"It’s the most exciting, dynamic and powerful medium in the world today in my eyes but I think we are only scratching the surface. ‘Marathon Mind’ will be a challenge for me physically, but also a personal challenge in bringing my own podcast to another level of ambition not yet seen in Irish podcasting.”
Niall is making this full psychological, spiritual, and physical programme available on the Where Is My Mind? podcast, exclusively on Spotify, so that listeners can start their own journey, too.
'The Marathon' event itself will take place in November, with full details to be announced on the podcast and Niall’s social media over the coming weeks.
- Lifestyle & Sports
- 22 Jul 21