Category Archives: Episodes

Episode 228: The Fosbury Cops

Jason and Kevin bid farewell to the Diamond League and recap another historic high jump competition, debate the American and international athletes of the year and look ahead to the favorites and sleepers for the 2015 season.

The guys also discuss Mo Farah’s controversial half marathon, preview the Fifth Avenue Mile and analyze why runners still wear bibs on their chest.

Episode 227: The Penultimate

Jason and Kevin discuss Jenny Simpson’s diving win, David Rudisha’s new tactics, Tyson Gay’s struggles and all the other headlines from the Zurich Diamond League meet.

Also, the guys chat about the season’s second world record, two track athletes who didn’t make it in the NFL and Usain Bolt’s worldwide tour.

Episode 226: Predicting the Future

Jason and Kevin discuss Usain Bolt’s decision to end his season after just three races, Justin Gatlin comparing himself to Batman and Alexa Eframinson’s decision to turn professional.

Also, the guys forecast the Zurich Diamond League meet and tell you how long Asafa Powell will lead the 100, why David Rudisha will win, and which American will set an American record.

Episode 225: Shirtless in the Steeple

Jason and Kevin discuss Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad shirtless celebration, Mo Farah’s double win, the ascendent Adam Gemili and all of the other highlights from the European Championships.

The guys also preview the week’s Diamond League meets, including marquee races featuring Jenny Simpson and Galen Rupp, and speculate about the triple jump potential of for NFL player David Wilson.

Episode 224: Euro Champs

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.

Episode 223: Commonwealth Games Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss the exciting men’s 800 between Nijel Amos and David Rudisha at the Commonwealth Games, Usain Bolt’s 2014 debut, Shalane Flanagan’s quest for the American record at the Berlin Marathon, Amantle Montsho’s positive drug test and Caroline Wozniacki’s marathon prowess.

Episode 222: Interview with Kelly Blatz, star of the movie 4 Minute Mile

What’s it like to play the leading role in a running movie? ┬áJason talks with Kelly Blatz, the star of the film 4 Minute Mile. ┬áKelly discusses training for the role with a Russian track coach, injuries he suffered during film, why he avoided watching the Prefontaine films and his conversion to the running lifestyle.

Episode 221: From London to Monaco

Jason and Kevin discuss the track world’s reaction to Justin Gatlin’s 19.68, Tori Bowie’s summer of dominance, the incredible performances in the 800 and 1,500 in Monaco, the current state of David Rudisha and Molly Huddle’s American record.

The guys also breakdown Usain Bolt’s abbreviated 2014 schedule, the upcoming Commonwealth Games and and how to spend two days in Eugene.

Episode 220: Mopping Up

Kevin calls in from vacation to discuss Yohan Blake’s season ending injury, David Rudisha’s return to the land of 1:43, Allyson Felix losing to a heptathlete, Tyson Gay’s first race after his doping ban, Emma Coburn’s American record, Ashton Eaton’s victory over the 400-meter hurdles and all the other major stories of the past two weeks.
The guys also react to Kirani James’s personal best in the 400, marvel at Jenny Simpson’s aggressive tactics and kick around the proper way to respond to a disqualification.

Episode 219: Interview with Christian Taylor

Triple jump gold medalist Christian Taylor joins Kevin to discuss the perfect jump, why he decided to race the 400 this year, life in the United Kingdom, competing against Will Claye and the key to a great rhythmic clap.