Category Archives: Episodes

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.

Episode 257: Tale of the Tape

Jason and Kevin chat about Mo Farah’s fast half marathon, Nike sponsoring Justin Gatlin, David Rudisha’s Australian tour and the upcoming World Cross Country Championships.

Episode 256: False Starts

Jason and Kevin discuss Ryan Hall’s struggles, Edward Cheserek’s magnificent mile, Oregon’s distance dominance and the 2015 debuts of Usain Bolt and David Rudisha.
The guys also chat about Portland’s green track, Kaylin Whitnety’s decision to turn professional and Kenenisa Bekele’s scratch from the London Marathon.

Episode 255: NCAA Indoor Preview

Jason and Kevin recap the European Indoor Championships before previewing the NCAA Indoor Championships with the help of Kyle Terwillegar and Dennis Young of the USTFCCCA.
Then, the guys discuss Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon, Jamaica’s newest phenom and an early nominee for the worst rabbit of the year.

Episode 254: USA Indoor Championships Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss Ajee Wilson’s fall, Alysia Montano’s victory, Cas Loxsom’s record, Shannon Rowbury’s dominance and all the other highlights of the USA Indoor Championships.
The guys also talk about which winter success stories on the track will translate to medals in August, Usain Bolt losing his first race of the year, the controversy surrounding Hamza Driouch and gambling on the Olympics.

Episode 253: Hakuna Dibaba

Jason and Kevin discuss the staggering world records by Genzebe Dibaba and Mo Farah, Mutaz Essa Barshim’s personal best, the end of an era for two marathon greats and the upcoming US Indoor Championships.
Then, the guys are joined by Nick Scarpello of the Encinitas Mile to discuss the logistical challenges with staging a road race, attracting elite athletes on a limited budget and a potential dog mile world record.

Episode 252: Millrose Games Recap

Jason and Kevin recount Ashton Eaton’s astonishing leap, Matthew Centrowitz’s smooth victory, Mary Cain’s struggles and all of the other headlines from the Millrose Games.
Then, the guys discuss the Twitter spat between Mo Farah and Andy Vernon, preview the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix and admire the legacy of Abebe Bikila.

Episode 251: Interview with Emma Coburn

Jason and Kevin interview steeplechaser Emma Coburn about her unratified American Record, winning a Diamond League race, her first meeting with coach Mark Wetmore, geese in the water pit and more!

Then, the guys talk about the results from the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, USA cross country and finally catch up on emails.