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Episode 266: Pre Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss whether it is too early to be concerned about Usain Bolt, David Rudisha and Mary Cain after their various setbacks.  Then, the guys jump into a Prefontaine Classic preview and breakdown Allyson Felix’s first open 400 of the year, debate Justin Gatlin’s margin of victory, sort out the main challengers to Mo Farah and Galen Rupp and decide whether or not Genzebe Dibaba has a chance at the world record.
Show Notes:
-Our sponsor, Holabird Sports
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-”The Gatlin Dilemma” by Ross Tucker
-”The Next Frontier on the War on Doping” by Martin Bingisser
-Kevin’s story on mid-distance coach Danny Mackey
-Mary Cain article by Ken Goe
-Gatlin leaves Beijing

Episode 265: Blame it on the Rain

Jason and Kevin convene earlier than the normal to dissect the first week of the Diamond League season and Kevin’s visit to the Hoka One One Mid-Distance Classic.  The guys discuss Justin Gatlin’s personal best, Jasmine Stowers’s utter dominance in the 100 hurdles, a legendary triple jump competition, Mary Cain’s early season struggles and weather canceling a meet in Los Angeles.
Show Notes:
-Our sponsor, Holabird Sports
-Our iTunes page
-Fantasy League website, League name: Daily Relay, Password: 305783
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935

Episode 264: Atomatic

Analyst and Olympian Ato Boldon joins the show and discusses Allyson Felix’s transition to the 400, the escalating trash talk between Ryan Bailey and Warren Weir, Asafa Powell’s last stand, the Jamaica/US rivalry, Usain Bolt’s ceiling and all the other happenings in the sprint world.
Then, Jason and Kevin give a quick preview of a busy weekend in track and field and touch on the Hoka One One Mid-Distance Classic as well as the Diamond League meets in Doha and Shanghai.
Show Notes:
-Our sponsor, Holabird Sports
-Our guest, Ato Boldon
-Fantasy League website, League name: Daily Relay, Password: 305783
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Ortis Deley supercut (the origin of Jessica Ennis, good night)

Episode 263: To Di World Relays

Jason and Kevin discuss the American men upsetting Jamaica, Ryan Bailey’s post-race celebration, Kenya’s struggles, Sanya Richards-Ross’s twin golds, the return of Tarmohgeddon and all the other highlights from the World Relays.

Show Notes:
-Our sponsor, Holabird Sports
-Ryan Bailey/Warren Weir article
-Fantasy League website, League name: Daily Relay, Password: 305783
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935

Episode 262: London Marathon Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss Eliud Kipchoge’s ascendence into the top tier of marathoners, Tigist Tufa’s surprise victory, Wilson Kipsang’s future, Geoffrey Mutai’s outfit and all of the other highlights from the London Marathon.
Then, the guys review a busy week on the track and chat about the results from the Penn Relays and Drake Relays and look forward to this weekend’s Justin Gatlin/Usain Bolt match-up at the World Relays in the Bahamas.

House of Punch: Episode 1

A few years ago, Jason and Kevin promised a Mayweather/Pacquiao episode if the two ever agreed to fight. This is their attempt at a boxing podcast.

Note: Other than a few random references, this episode has nothing to do with running.

Episode 261: Boston Marathon Recap/London Marathon Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss the victories by Lelisa Desisa and Caroline Rotich, the surprising performances from Americans Dathan Ritzenhein and Desiree Linden, the eventful final miles of Meb Keflezighi and all the other storylines from the Boston Marathon.
Then, the guys talk about Usain Bolt’s historically slow race, Molly Huddle and Ben True’s American records and Sunday’sLondon Marathon.

Episode 260: Boston Marathon Preview

Jason and Kevin preview the Boston Marathon and run through all the major story lines including:  Is there a true favorite in either race?  What are Shalane Flanagan and Meb Keflezighi’s chances of winning?  Which other Americans are poised for a breakthrough?
Then, the guys recap Usain Bolt’s first 200 in two years, Kirani James’s debut, another curious decision by Athletics Kenya and read listener email.

Episode 259: Qatarstrophe

Jason and Kevin reconvene and discuss the results from the World Cross Country Championships, Carlsbad 5,000, Florida Relays, CARIFTA Games and the Stanford Invitational.
The guys also talk about Liu Xiang’s retirement, Usain Bolt’s busier racing schedule, selfies during cross country races and a failed world record attempt in Qatar.

Episode 258: Interview with Diego Estrada

Olympian and American half marathon champion Diego Estrada discusses his success on the roads, representing the United States, training at altitude, being coached by Joe Vigil and the power of his hair.