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Episode 396: Not So Grand Finale

Jason and Kevin discuss Mo Farah and Usain Bolt’s last races on the track, Great Britain’s relay prowess, Sally Pearson’s upset in the 100 hurdles, Caster Semenya’s personal best performance that took her to gold and all of the other races from the final two days at the World Championships.

Episode 395: Steeple Country USA

Jason and Kevin discuss Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs historic 1-2 finish in the women’s steeplechase, Ramil Guiliyev spoiling Wayde Van Niekerk’s double, Van Niekerk’s post -race comments about Isaac Makwala, track meet conspiracy theories and all the other stories from day seven and eight of the World Championships.

Episode 394: Not So Easy Double

Jason and Kevin discuss Shaunae Miller’s surprise stumble in the women’s 400m, Wayde Van Niekerk’s close call in the 200m semifinals, the drama surrounding the health of Isaac Makwala, Tori Bowie’s terrific lean, the tactics of Jenny Simpson and Laura Muir and all the other storylines from days three, four, five and six of the IAAF World Championships.

Episode 393: Emergency Bolt Pod Featuring Tim Layden

Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden joins Jason and Kevin to react to the stunning defeat of Usain Bolt in his final 100m race. Tim discusses what went wrong for Bolt, the impact the defeat will have on a potential Bolt comeback, the icy reception for Justin Gatlin and a post-Bolt track world.
The guys also discuss Mo Farah’s 10,000m victory, Almaz Ayana’s dominance, the doping suspicions that are hanging over the meet, the future of Christian Coleman and the enthralling women’s 1500m semifinals.

Episode 392: 2017 World Championships Preview

Jason and Kevin preview all the track events at the 2017 World Championships and discuss if Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will go out on top in their final appearances on the track, Wayde Van Niekerk and Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s chances at a historic double, the impact David Rudisha’s absence will have on the men’s 800m, a fascinating women’s 1500m field and the three events where the United States could sweep the medals.

Episode 391: Malcolm Gladwell Returns

Jason and Kevin chat with writer, podcaster and track and field fan Malcolm Gladwell about his first experience at a professional track meet, Andre De Grasse’s chances against Usain Bolt, organizing world records by eras, the pursuit of a sub two hour marathon, the current state of the women’s 800m, running in the shadow of golf courses and much more.

Episode 390: Did You See That American Record?

Jason and Kevin discuss the lightning fast women’s 800m in Monaco, Usain Bolt’s return to the land of sub 10 seconds, Evan Jager’s first Diamond League victory and Isaac Makwala giving Wayde Van Niekerk a scare in the 400m.

Show Notes

Fundraising page for Gabe Grunewald
Bolt in 2015, Bolt in 2016
-House of Run voicemail line: 202-495-1137
Our iTunes page
Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
House of Run Strava page

 

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

Fundraising page for Gabe Grunewald
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
Our iTunes page
Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
House of Run Strava page
-The voicemail line: 202-495-1137
-Email: HouseofRun@gmail.com

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
-House of Run voicemail line: 202-495-1137
-Our iTunes page
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

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
-House of Run voicemail line: 202-495-1137
-Our iTunes page
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page