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Episode 206: London Marathon Recap/Boston Marathon Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss Wilson Kipsang’s course record, Mo Farah’s debut, the dropped water bottle by Tirunesh Dibaba and all the other highlights of the 2014 London Marathon.  Is Kipsang now the best marathoner in the world?  Why was the criticism of Farah so harsh?  Did the pacemakers hurt both the men’s and women’s races?

Then, the guys look ahead to the Boston Marathon and weigh Shalane Flanagan’s bid to be the first American women’s winner in almost 30 years.  In the men’s race, Kevin wonders if anyone can contend with Dennis Kimetto and Jason’s breaks down Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi’s chances.

Episode 205: London Marathon Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss Kenenisa Bekele’s success marathon debut in Paris before delving into a preview of Sunday’s London Marathon.  The guys try to figure out if Wilson Kipsang, Geoffrey Mutai or Tsegaye Kebede is the favorite and debate Mo Farah’s chances amidst a group of marathon greats.   In the women’s field, can Tirunesh Dibaba upset defending champion Priscah Jeptoo?

Episode 204: Herky-Jerky in Albuquerque

Jason and Kevin discussed USATF’s handling of the US Indoor disqualifications, David Rudisha’s false retirement, the newest Jamaican and American sprint stars and the World Half Marathon Championships.

Episode 203: Spring Break

Kevin and Jason discuss Kevin’s oral history about Flo-Jo, Yohan Blake’s opener, another Sally Pearson double and Kara Goucher’s new sponsor.  The guys also preview this weekend’s World Half Marathon Championships, debate if Bernard Lagat can set another American record in the Carlsbad 5000 and learn more about big guys running fast in the 800.

Episode 202: NCAA Indoor Championships/New York City Half Marathon

Jason and Kevin recount the best 4 x 400 relay they have ever seen, Edward Cheserek’s double, Phyllis Francis’s American record and all the other headlines from the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Then, the guys discuss Mo Farah’s fall, Geoffrey Mutai’s victory and Molly Huddle’s debut in the New York City Half Marathon.

Episode 201: World Indoors Recap

Kevin travels to Las Vegas and joins Jason in person to recap the World Indoor Championships. The guys discuss Ashton Eaton’s near world record, Chanelle Price’s surprise gold, Nia Ali’s defeat of Sally Pearson, the dominant wins by Genzebe Dibaba and Abeba Aregawi and all the other highlights from Sopot.

Episode 200: World Indoor Championships Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss Mary Cain’s withdrawal, Veronica Campbell Brown’s reinstatement, Ashton Eaton’s world record potential and all the other story lines for this weekend’s World Indoor Championships.  The guys discuss the American medal odds in all the events and make some not so fearless predictions.

Episode 199: Interview w/ Gabe Grunewald and Day 2 Recap

Jason and Kevin interview Gabe Grunewald on the controversy surrounding her disqualification from the women’s 3k.  Then, the guys talk about the other drama regarding Alberto Salazar and eventually break down the performances from day 2 of the US Indoor Championships.

Episode 198: USA Indoors Day 1 Recap

Jason and Kevin podding live from Albuquerque! The guys break down all the action from the first day at the US Indoor Championships including both the Men’s and Women’s 3000m finals.  Then, they talk prelims and what events they are most excited about for tomorrow.

Episode 197: Millrose Recap/US Indoor Championships Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss the three world records from the weekend, Mary Cain’s dominating win in the Millrose Games, Bernard Lagat’a American record and another victory for Marvin Bracy.
The guys also break down the upcoming US Indoor Championships, continue the best nickname debate and brainstorm events for the greatest track meet of all-time.