Author Archives: houseofrun

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
-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 379: #MuchCloserToBreaking2ThanWeThought

Jason and Kevin discuss Eliud Kipchoge scaring the two hour mark in Nike’s Breaking2 attempt, the long-term ramifications of the project, the impact of drafting and special shoes, Zersenay Tadese breaking 2:07 and if there is another Kipchoge in our midst.
 
Then, the guys recap the anticipated match-up between Caster Semenya and Genzebe Dibaba in the 800m, the rapidly changing men’s 100m landscape and Usain Bolt laughing off a challenge from a football player.
 
Show Notes
-Play Fantasy Diamond League with us. League name: House of Run. Pin: 3078115
Alex Hutchinson’s and Ross Tucker’s review of Breaking2
-Marvin Bracy gets an NFL try out
-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 378: Revolutionary Records

Jason and Kevin discuss a new plan that could wipe away over half of the world records in track and field, the likely outcomes for this weekend’s sub-2 hour marathon attempt, Christian Coleman’s 40-yard dash and the highlights from the Penn and Drake Relays.
 
Also, Jesse Squire joins the show to give his review about the new streaming service available to track fans and Jason and Kevin preview the opening week of the Diamond League.
 
Show Notes
-Play Fantasy Diamond League with us. League name: House of Run. Pin: 3078115
-Pre 2005 world records on the chopping block
-Paula Radcliffe responds to record proposal 
-Sub-2 preview  
-Christian Coleman runs a 4.12 40-yard dash
-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 377: Something About Mary

Jason and Kevin review Mary Keitany’s bold run for a personal best, Kenenisa Bekele’s shoes, Daniel Wanjiru’s final miles, Tirunesh Dibaba’s improbably recovery, Laura Thweatt’s personal best and all the other stories from the London Maratho.
 
Then, the guys discuss the mishaps and standouts at the World Relays, Wayde Van Niekerk’s effortless sub-20 200m, Brianna Rollins’s suspension and the evolution of Ryan Hall.
 
Show Notes
-Yohan Blake, “Everything is atrocious.”
-Men’s 4 x 400m at World Relays
-Mixed gender 4 x 400m at World Relays
-Charles Jock leaves Bahamas after not being named to 4 x 800m team
-The new Ryan Hall
-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 376: Whose Name Is Who?

Jason and Kevin recap the Boston Marathon and discuss Edna Kiplagat’s continued excellence, Jordan Hasay’s fantastic debut, Desiree Linden’s tactics, Galen Rupp’s runner-up finish and the future of American marathoning.
 
The guys also preview this weekend’s London Marathon and World Relays, marvel at Clayton Murphy’s 1:43 performance in April, speculate about the future of the women’s 100m and revisit the ridiculous ending of a 5000m race in the Caribbean.
 
Show Notes
-Shalane Flanagan interview on ESPN.com
-CARIFTA Games 5000 finish
-Street crossing at the Boston Marathon 
Contagious by The Isley Brothers
-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 375: 2017 Boston Marathon Preview

Jason and Kevin preview Monday’s Boston Marathon and discuss Galen Rupp’s health, Jordan Hasay’s debut, Desiree Linden chance at victory, and Meb Keflezighi’s final run in Boston.
 
The guys also talk about Jemima Sumgong’s positive drug test, the IAAF’s decision to change the World Championship schedule for Wayde Van Niekerk, track and field general managers, the value of “B” heats and Russian athletes competing unattached.
Show Notes
-Jemima Sumgong tests positive for EPO
-Nike sets date for sub two attempt
-Schedule change for Wayde Van Niekerk 
-Sergey Shubenkov cleared to compete 
-Latest 32 x 50m world record attempt
-General managers announced for TrackTown Summer Series
-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 374: Grind Mode

Jason and Kevin discuss the latest women’s half marathon world record, Jordan Hasay’s hot streak, Galen Rupp’s ailing foot, the strong high school performances at the Texas Relays, resurfaced doping tests from 2008 involving Jamaica and an excruciating finish in a 100-mile race.
Show Notes
-Man misses Barkley Marathons cut by 6 seconds
-Prague Half Marathon recap (include photo of large VW car key)
-Lashawn Merritt owns a trucking company
-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 373: 5 Minutes of Agony

Jason and Kevin discuss Joshua Cheptegei’s epic meltdown in the final mile, Geoffrey Kamworor place in cross country history, the Kenyan sweep in the women’s race, the top five finishes for the American teams and all the other news from the World Cross Country Championships.


Also, the guys discuss the reaction to Sam Chelanga’s tweet, Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher getting closer to a medal upgrade, indoor marathon world records and Wayde Van Niekerk’s sub 43 plans.

Show Notes
-Men’s race from the World XC Championships
-Men’s race with different commentators 
-Relay splits
-Wayde Van Niekerk wants sub 43
-Indoor marathon world records
-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 372: Run The Race

Jason and Kevin discuss the half marathons in New York and Lisbon, Dennis Kimetto’s latest injury, this weekend’s World Cross Country Championships, the continuing controversy around the Nike sub-two shoe and the latest running movie featuring Billy Crudup.

Show Notes
-1 Mile To You trailer
-Kara Goucher interview
-Ross Tucker article on banning Nike Vaporfly shoes
-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 371: Blue Singlet

Jason and Kevin review the NCAA Indoor Championships including Edward Cheserek’s two victories, the big kick from Dani Jones, thrilling finishes in the relay events, the dominant performance of the Oregon women and Christian Coleman’s sprint double.

The guys also discuss the passing of the legendary Ed Whitlock, Wayde Van Niekerk’s love of the 200m, Jordan Hasay’s hot streak on the roads and shoe takes.

Show Notes
-Ed Whitlock obituary
-Ato Boldon interviews Wayde Van Niekerk 
-House of Run voicemail line: 202-495-1137
-Our iTunes page
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page