Episode 389: Never Back Down

Jason and Kevin discuss Usain Bolt’s response to a question about his fear of Wayde Van Niekerk, the reports that Bolt had Andre De Grasse removed from the Monaco Diamond League 100m field, Gil Roberts’s doping defense, Isaac Makwala’s stunning double and the races to watch in Monaco.

Show Notes

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Tim Layden’s story about Grunewald
Usain Bolt asked about not racing Wayde Van Niekerk
Bolt pushes Andre De Grasse out of Monaco Diamond League
Gil Roberts’s doping case
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Episode 388: Exit Interview

Jason and Kevin chat with Olympian and World Championships silver medalist Nick Symmonds about his final season in track and field, the future of athlete’s rights, the flaws of the Olympic model, Clayton Murphy’s attempt at a double, Donavan Brazier’s potential and the flaws of marathon pace calculators.

Jason and Kevin also discuss Elaine Thompson’s modified shoes, Wayde Van Niekerk’s easy dominance, Charlene Lipsey’s personal best in the 800m, an uninspiring series of men’s distance races on the track, the best one-on-one match-ups at the World Championships and the latest Fancy Bears hack of the IAAF.
Show Notes
-Follow Nick Symmonds’s marathon training on his YouTube channel 
-Elaine Thompson’s “splats
Fancy Bears hack and Evan Jager’s response
-Dallas radio station talks track 
-Frustration over British Championships
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Episode 387: World Bests

Jason and Kevin discuss Usain Bolt’s struggle to break 10 seconds, Wayde Van Niekerk’s world best/record, Mt. SAC hosting the 2020 Olympic Trials and Sydney McLaughlin taking a year off from the 400m hurdles in 2018.
Then, Alex Hutchinson of Runner’s World joins the show to give his final thoughts on the Breaking 2 project. How much did drafting help Kipchoge? Will there be another attempt at breaking the two hour barrier? What changes, if any, would the scientists at Nike make to shave off those extra 25 seconds?
Show Notes
-Hutchinson’s piece on drafting
-Mt. SAC will host the 2020 Olympic Trials
-2005 World Championships men’s 1500m final (Webb race)
-German Fernandez 4:00.29 1600 at the 2008 California state meet
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Episode 386: USA Championships Recap & Paul Chelimo interview

Jason and Kevin recap the US Outdoor Championships and discuss the historic women’s 400m hurdle race, Clayton Murphy’s double gone awry, the surprises from Robby Andrews and Sara Vaughn, Christian Coleman and Deajah Stevens’s big weekend and Ajee Wilson’s negative split.
Then, Olympic silver medalist Paul Chelimo joins the show to talk about his rise over the past year, being told he was disqualified at the Olympics (and reinstated) on live television, what it will take to beat Mo Farah, the advice his mother gives him and the song written in his honor.
Show Notes
-Nick’s Sacramento recap
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Episode 385: 2017 USA Championships Preview

Jason and Kevin are joined by NBC’s Ato Boldon to give a survey of the landscape of the sprinting world in the United States and beyond. Ato reviews the prospects for Allyson Felix, Christian Coleman, Lashawn Merritt, and Noah Lyles and also explains why Wayde Van Niekerk will have a tough time winning the 200/400 double in London.
After the guys share their thoughts on the distance races, Sara Germano of the Wall Street Journal joins the show and chats about David Rudisha’s tweets, Nick Symmonds’s impact on track and field, when to do a post race pose with a clock and the latest parallels between the Kardashians and the Dibabas.
Show Notes
-Blessing Okagbare’s wig falls off in the long jump
-Great rabbiting moment in women’s steeplechase
-Sydney McLaughlin’s splits a 49.85 400m
-Woman fights off raccoon during trail run
-Fall in Ohio high school meet 1600 (18:35)
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Episode 384: Honest Effort

Jason and Kevin discuss Raevyn Rogers’s anchor leg, Usain Bolt’s first farewell, Christian Coleman and Wayde Van Niekerk’s personal bests, Des Linden’s Twitter fire, Nick Symmonds’s 1% chance and an epic race in a baseball stadium.
 
Show Notes
-Beat the Freeze
-Desi Linden Tweet
-Puma ad for Usain Bolt
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Episode 383: Miles with Meb

Jason and Kevin discuss Meb pacing Kevin in a half marathon, the results of the Adidas street meet in Boston, Usain Bolt’s final meet in Jamaica, Sydney McLaughlin’s place in high school history and the upcoming NCAA Championships.
 
Show Notes
-Kevin vs. Meb
-Kevin vs. Meb again
-Asbel Kiprop tweet update
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Episode 382: All The Talk

Jason and Kevin discuss Asbel Kiprop’s tweet, Tori Bowie’s PR, Fred Kerley’s collegiate record, Ronnie Baker’s breakthrough and all the other running news of the week.
Show Notes

-Latest ProPublica story on the Nike Oregon Project

-Ashton Eaton on Ninja Warrior

-Asbel Kiprop’s Roger Bannister tweet

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Episode 381: This Doesn’t Sound Legal

Jason and Kevin chat about the leaked USADA report about the Nike Oregon Project, the end of Edward Cheserek’s NCAA career, a throwback Yohan Blake performance, another Elaine Thompson blowout and a strong defense of the Dubai Marathon.
 
Show Notes
-New York Times article on Nike Oregon Project
-Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs race videos 
-Asbel Kiprop does the steeplechase
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Episode 380: Laser Assisted

Jason and Kevin chat about the utter dominance of Elaine Thompson, the auspicious start for Noah Lyles, David Rudisha’s fitness test, a men’s 100m race to forget and all the other highlights of the Shanghai Diamond League.
 
The guys also discuss Edward Cheserek’s form, a half-marathon in Crocs, the strong NCAA performances of Deajah Stevens and Fred Kerley and different ways to make championship races faster.
 
Show Notes
-Cheserek’s hands
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