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Episode 401: Berlin Marathon Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss the historical implications of Sunday’s Berlin Marathon including Eliud Kipchoge’s chances at a world record, Kenenisa Bekele’s potential to run a personal best, Wilson Kipsang’s resurgence and much more.
The guys also chat about the first mile run under four minutes in Alaska, marathons in suits, Morgan Freeman narrating marathon hype videos and an extreme case of mid-run pooping.

Episode 400: 400 Episodes and 7 Years Ago

On the seventh anniversary of their first episode, Jason and Kevin reconvene to discuss setting world records mid-race, Mo Farah’s plans to run the London Marathon, finish line marriage proposals, Devon Allen’s 200m potential, Usain Bolt planning bachelor parties, javelin throwers throwing baseballs and much more.

Episode 399: Ato Boldon Recaps 2017

NBC’s Ato Boldon joins the show to recap the sprint season and discuss Usain Bolt’s last race, Keni Harrison’s trouble in big races, Wayde Van Niekerk’s future and the strange results of the World Championships.
Ato also explains why Allyson Felix’s window for a gold medal is closed, the challenges Jamaica faces to get back to the top of the sprinting world, the slow sprint times throughout the world in 2017 and what track and field event he’d like to see Lebron James take on.
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Episode 398: Brussels Diamond League Recap

After a sad week in the running world, Jason and Kevin discuss the tragic death of David Torrence.
The guys also recap the Brussels Diamond League finale, the strange season of Noah Lyles, a historic women’s 600m, dream event switches for 2018 & Elaine Thompson’s podium etiquette.

Episode 397: Zurich Diamond League Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss Mo Farah’s thrilling victory, Ruth Jebet’s bounce back, Caster Semenya’s dominance and all the other highlights from the first Diamond League final. Then, the guys discuss Justin Gatlin’s apology, Usain Bolt tweeting a picture of his hamstring and a proposed mile race between Malcolm Gladwell and Lebron James.

Episode 396: Not So Grand Finale

Jason and Kevin discuss Mo Farah and Usain Bolt’s last races on the track, Great Britain’s relay prowess, Sally Pearson’s upset in the 100 hurdles, Caster Semenya’s personal best performance that took her to gold and all of the other races from the final two days at the World Championships.

Episode 395: Steeple Country USA

Jason and Kevin discuss Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs historic 1-2 finish in the women’s steeplechase, Ramil Guiliyev spoiling Wayde Van Niekerk’s double, Van Niekerk’s post -race comments about Isaac Makwala, track meet conspiracy theories and all the other stories from day seven and eight of the World Championships.

Episode 394: Not So Easy Double

Jason and Kevin discuss Shaunae Miller’s surprise stumble in the women’s 400m, Wayde Van Niekerk’s close call in the 200m semifinals, the drama surrounding the health of Isaac Makwala, Tori Bowie’s terrific lean, the tactics of Jenny Simpson and Laura Muir and all the other storylines from days three, four, five and six of the IAAF World Championships.

Episode 393: Emergency Bolt Pod Featuring Tim Layden

Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden joins Jason and Kevin to react to the stunning defeat of Usain Bolt in his final 100m race. Tim discusses what went wrong for Bolt, the impact the defeat will have on a potential Bolt comeback, the icy reception for Justin Gatlin and a post-Bolt track world.
The guys also discuss Mo Farah’s 10,000m victory, Almaz Ayana’s dominance, the doping suspicions that are hanging over the meet, the future of Christian Coleman and the enthralling women’s 1500m semifinals.

Episode 392: 2017 World Championships Preview

Jason and Kevin preview all the track events at the 2017 World Championships and discuss if Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will go out on top in their final appearances on the track, Wayde Van Niekerk and Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s chances at a historic double, the impact David Rudisha’s absence will have on the men’s 800m, a fascinating women’s 1500m field and the three events where the United States could sweep the medals.