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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.

Episode 244: Without Limits/Prefontaine Movie Review

Over 17 years after their release dates, Jason and Kevin review both Steve Prefontaine biopics, Prefontaine and Without Limits.

Episode 243: Olympic Dreamin

Jason and Kevin discuss Adrian Peterson’s short lived Olympic dream, Kenenisa Bekele’s decision to run the Dubai Marathon, Jon Drummond’s eight year suspension and Wilson Kipsang’s missed drug test.
The guys also recap a controversial finish at the Dallas Marathon, look ahead to the 2016 Olympic schedule and leave some time for Without Limits trivia.

Episode 242: The Princess’s Bribe

Jason and Kevin discuss a litany of scandals in the track and field world including widespread Russian doping, bribery allegations and suspicious drug tests.
The guys also react to the latest controversial USATF decision, recap the nation’s most important Turkey Trots and try to figure out why the Olympics would eliminate events in 2020.

Episode 241: Interview with Alex Hutchinson

Writer Alex Hutchinson joins the show to discuss his New York Times article about doping, the philosophical and scientific debates surrounding performance enhancing drugs and his reaction to Rita Jeptoo’s failed test.

Alex also explains why the next marathon breakthrough might come on a loop course, why it helps to be short if you want to run fast and  the physiological profile of a sub two-hour marathoner.

Episode 240: NCAA Cross Country Championships Recap

Jason and Kevin are joined by Kyle Terwillegar of the USTFCCCA to discuss Edward Cheserek’s easy win, Kate Avery’s almost record setting performance, the team championships from Colorado and Michigan State and all the other surprises and stories from the NCAA Cross Country Championships.  Kyle also shares some predictions for next season and tells us what events are must-see during the NCAA indoor season.
Then, Jason and Kevin chat about Renaud Lavillenie and Valerie Adams winning IAAF Athlete of the Year honors, lament the decision to run a 10,000 in the morning at the Rio Olympics and try to find meaning in a treadmill running class.

Episode 239: Take The Money And Run

Jason and Kevin discuss the IAAF’s decision to host the 2019 World Championships in Doha, the results of the .US road racing championships, Germany’s attempt to criminalize doping and Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Championships.