Jason and Kevin discuss the best Turkey Trot results from the weekend, Yuki Kawauchi’s 10th marathon of 2013, Teddy Tamgho’s injury, Mt.SAC’s bid for the 2020 Olympic Trials, and Usain Bolt’s race against a digital cheetah.
Then, Jason rants about misplaced doping accusations and pays his respects to the unsung Turkey Trotters.
Jason and Kevin discuss the surprise results from the NCAA Cross Country Championships including Edward Cheserek’s defeat of Kennedy Kithuka and Colorado’s men’s team strong victory over NAU and Oklahoma State.
The guys also chat about Abbey D’Agostino’s first cross country title, the resignation of the entire JADCO board, Alberto Salazar’s new relationship with UK Athletics and the best holiday races.
Jason and Kevin are joined by Joe Battaglia of NBC Olympics to discuss Joe’s weekend in at the IAAF Gala in Monaco. Joe chats about Mary Cain’s decision to turn professional, Portland’s successful bid to host the 2016 World Indoor Championships and Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s different approaches to the doping controversy.
Then, Ryan Fenton joins the guys and answers the big questions about Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Championships. Can anyone challenge Kennedy Kithuka? Does Jared Ward make BYU a threat for the team title? Who can contend with Abby D’Agostino? How big of a favorite is Arizona to take home the women’s championships?
Also, the guys answer listener email about marathons in Turkey, the ultimate decathlon, the best time to go pro and self-absorbed runners.
Jason and Kevin discuss the ridiculous notion of Usain Bolt breaking 19 seconds in the 200, the new qualification procedure for World Championships and Olympics, 5-year-old half-marathoners and cursed bib numbers.
Jason and Kevin discuss Geoffrey Mutai’s matter-of-fact victory, Priscah Jeptoo’s scintillating negative split, Meb Keflezighi’s disappointing finish and all the other stories from the 2013 New York City Marathon.
With the help of some guests, Jason and Kevin preview the 2013 New York City Marathon. The guys discuss how big a favorite Geoffrey Mutai should be, the World Marathon Majors battle between Tsegaye Kebede and Stephen Kiprotich, the chances of Meb Keflezighi and the possibility of any woman challenging Priscah Jeptoo.
Then, Jesse Squire calls in and gives his predictions and Dan Rubenstein shares his unique insight on the celebrity entrants.
Finally, the guys respond to email about the Sebastian Coe movie, the best ten events for the decathlon, the Speedgolf Championships, Busta Rhymes and much more.
Jason and Kevin reunite in person and discuss Ryan Hall’s withdrawal from the New York City Marathon, Ashton Eaton’s new event, Portland’s bid to host the World Indoor Championships and Mo Farah’s beef with Busta Rhymes.
Later, the guys also touch on two big meets in NCAA cross country and read listener emails on easy running, new track events and soil records.
Jason and Kevin preview Sunday’s Chicago Marathon and break down the men’s and women’s fields. Can Dathan Ritzenhein improve upon his 2:07 from last year? Who will emerge in the deep men’s competition? Will there be another close finish to decide the women’s champion? How fast can Matt Tegenkamp run in his debut?
Also, the guys debate Veronica Campbell-Brown’s public warning, explain why Haile Gebrselassie will be the last marathoner on earth and imagine the possibilities if “Runner, Runner” was actually about a 5k.
Jason and Kevin discuss Wilson Kipsang’s world record in Berlin, the feasibility of a sub two-hour marathon, the future of rabbited races and the stupidity of the man who jumped onto the course at the finish.
Then, the guys are joined by Ryan Fenton of Flotrack to preview the NCAA cross country season. Ryan shares his insight on the teams and individuals to watch this season and gives his predictions for the NCAA Championships.