Episode 226: Predicting the Future

Jason and Kevin discuss Usain Bolt’s decision to end his season after just three races, Justin Gatlin comparing himself to Batman and Alexa Eframinson’s decision to turn professional.

Also, the guys forecast the Zurich Diamond League meet and tell you how long Asafa Powell will lead the 100, why David Rudisha will win, and which American will set an American record.

Episode 225: Shirtless in the Steeple

Jason and Kevin discuss Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad shirtless celebration, Mo Farah’s double win, the ascendent Adam Gemili and all of the other highlights from the European Championships.

The guys also preview the week’s Diamond League meets, including marquee races featuring Jenny Simpson and Galen Rupp, and speculate about the triple jump potential of for NFL player David Wilson.

Episode 224: Euro Champs

Jason and Kevin discuss Mo Farah’s win at the European Championships, Chris Solinsky’s cross country move, Kenenisa Bekele’s decision to run the Chicago Marathon and the reason why you should never drink something called Anabolic Nitro Extreme Energy Surge.

Episode 223: Commonwealth Games Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss the exciting men’s 800 between Nijel Amos and David Rudisha at the Commonwealth Games, Usain Bolt’s 2014 debut, Shalane Flanagan’s quest for the American record at the Berlin Marathon, Amantle Montsho’s positive drug test and Caroline Wozniacki’s marathon prowess.

Episode 222: Interview with Kelly Blatz, star of the movie 4 Minute Mile

What’s it like to play the leading role in a running movie?  Jason talks with Kelly Blatz, the star of the film 4 Minute Mile.  Kelly discusses training for the role with a Russian track coach, injuries he suffered during film, why he avoided watching the Prefontaine films and his conversion to the running lifestyle.

Episode 221: From London to Monaco

Jason and Kevin discuss the track world’s reaction to Justin Gatlin’s 19.68, Tori Bowie’s summer of dominance, the incredible performances in the 800 and 1,500 in Monaco, the current state of David Rudisha and Molly Huddle’s American record.

The guys also breakdown Usain Bolt’s abbreviated 2014 schedule, the upcoming Commonwealth Games and and how to spend two days in Eugene.

Episode 220: Mopping Up

Kevin calls in from vacation to discuss Yohan Blake’s season ending injury, David Rudisha’s return to the land of 1:43, Allyson Felix losing to a heptathlete, Tyson Gay’s first race after his doping ban, Emma Coburn’s American record, Ashton Eaton’s victory over the 400-meter hurdles and all the other major stories of the past two weeks.
The guys also react to Kirani James’s personal best in the 400, marvel at Jenny Simpson’s aggressive tactics and kick around the proper way to respond to a disqualification.

Episode 219: Interview with Christian Taylor

Triple jump gold medalist Christian Taylor joins Kevin to discuss the perfect jump, why he decided to race the 400 this year, life in the United Kingdom, competing against Will Claye and the key to a great rhythmic clap.

Episode 218: USA Championships Recap

Kevin returns from Sacramento and, with Jason’s help, runs through all of the highlights of the USA Championships including the close finish between Francena McCorory and Sanya Richards-Ross in the 400, Devon Allen’s surprise win, Galen Rupp’s easy title defense and some great kicks in the women’s distance races.
The guys also discuss Alysia Montano’s racing the 800 while 34 weeks pregnant, the Sacramento heat and female high jumpers who could dunk.

Episode 217: USA Championships Preview

There are no World Championship or Olympic berths on the line, but Jason and Kevin find plenty to get excited about in this weekend’s USA Championships.  The guys discuss:
-A potential Bernard Lagat/Galen Rupp match-up in the men’s 5000.
-Allyson Felix’s decision to run the 100.
-The Mary Cain/Alexa Efraimson battle in the women’s 1,500.
-A loaded women’s 100 hurdles field including Brianna Rollins, Dawn Harper Nelson, Lolo Jones and Queen Harrison.
Then, Kevin wonders why Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake are skipping the Commonwealth Games, Jason defends David Rudisha and the guys answer more emails about the beer mile.