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Category Archives: Distance
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.
Jason and Kevin discuss Mo Farah’s win at the European Championships, Chris Solinsky’s cross country move, Kenenisa Bekele’s decision to run the Chicago Marathon and the reason why you should never drink something called Anabolic Nitro Extreme Energy Surge.
Kevin returns from Sacramento and, with Jason’s help, runs through all of the highlights of the USA Championships including the close finish between Francena McCorory and Sanya Richards-Ross in the 400, Devon Allen’s surprise win, Galen Rupp’s easy title defense and some great kicks in the women’s distance races.
The guys also discuss Alysia Montano’s racing the 800 while 34 weeks pregnant, the Sacramento heat and female high jumpers who could dunk.
Ato Boldon of NBC joins Jason and Kevin and discusses his experience at the World Relays in the Bahamas, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s struggles, Allyson Felix’s temporary move to the 400 and why Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake won’t race each other.
The guys also recap the Diamond League meet in Rome, preview the upcoming 32 x 50 relay and debate when music should be played at track meets.
Bonus pod! Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon and the guys couldn’t wait to talk about it.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.