Author Archives: houseofrun

Episode 254: USA Indoor Championships Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss Ajee Wilson’s fall, Alysia Montano’s victory, Cas Loxsom’s record, Shannon Rowbury’s dominance and all the other highlights of the USA Indoor Championships.
The guys also talk about which winter success stories on the track will translate to medals in August, Usain Bolt losing his first race of the year, the controversy surrounding Hamza Driouch and gambling on the Olympics.

Episode 253: Hakuna Dibaba

Jason and Kevin discuss the staggering world records by Genzebe Dibaba and Mo Farah, Mutaz Essa Barshim’s personal best, the end of an era for two marathon greats and the upcoming US Indoor Championships.
Then, the guys are joined by Nick Scarpello of the Encinitas Mile to discuss the logistical challenges with staging a road race, attracting elite athletes on a limited budget and a potential dog mile world record.

Episode 252: Millrose Games Recap

Jason and Kevin recount Ashton Eaton’s astonishing leap, Matthew Centrowitz’s smooth victory, Mary Cain’s struggles and all of the other headlines from the Millrose Games.
Then, the guys discuss the Twitter spat between Mo Farah and Andy Vernon, preview the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix and admire the legacy of Abebe Bikila.

Episode 251: Interview with Emma Coburn

Jason and Kevin interview steeplechaser Emma Coburn about her unratified American Record, winning a Diamond League race, her first meeting with coach Mark Wetmore, geese in the water pit and more!

Then, the guys talk about the results from the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, USA cross country and finally catch up on emails.

Episode 250: Interview with Queen Harrison + Armory Track Invitational Recap

Olympic hurdler Queen Harrison joins Jason and Kevin and discusses her origins in the sport, misconceptions about hurdling, aiming for two gold medals and her quest to be fabulous and fashionable on the track.
The guys also recap the action from the Armory Track Invitational, preview the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix and react to the news that running could kill you.

Episode 249: Interview with Annie Bersagel

US marathon champion Annie Bersagel joins the guys to discuss living and training in Norway, her experience placing 10th in last year’s New York City Marathon, balancing running with working as a lawyer, how to avoid boredom on 18 mile treadmill runs and what to do when a race gives you a giant beer stein.
After the interview, Jason and Kevin recap the Dubai Marathon, preview the first major indoor meet of the season and delve deeper into the world of Strava.

Episode 248: You Down With FKT?

Jason and Kevin dissect the full Boston Marathon fields, Diego Estrada’s half-marathon debut, a budding collegiate pole vault rivalry and the phenomenon of fastest known times (FKTs).
The guys also preview the Dubai Marathon, analyze how to run 26 miles on a baseball diamond and wonder why elite runners never think they have talent.

Episode 247: Odds On

Jason and Kevin discuss the hyped London Marathon field, Kenenisa Bekele’s marathon double, Meb Keflezighi’s chance at a repeat in Boston, Shalane Flanagan’s main obstacles and all the other spring marathon headlines.
The guys also chat about the victories by Garrett Heath and Chris Derrick at the Great Edinburgh cross country race, Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid, gambling at the Olympics and 105 runners coming together to break a world record.

Episode 246: Dathan for You

Jason and Kevin discuss Dathan Ritzenhein’s promising start to the new year, Mo Farah’s decision to withdraw from an early season competition, Moses Mosop’s return to the winner’s circle and Ryan Hall’s future in the marathon.
The guys also make their bold predictions for 2015, react to Devon Allen’s knee injury and debate if Usain Bolt will be able to defend his 100 and 200-meter titles.

Episode 245: Year in Review

Jason and Kevin recap the races, meets, athletes, surprises and controversies in running in 2014.  The guys hand out awards in variety of categories and briefly look ahead to 2015.