Category Archives: Episodes

Episode 280: Beijing Breakdown

Jason and Kevin wrap up the 2015 World Championships by reviewing the biggest surprises of the meet including Genzebe Dibaba’s loss in the 5000m, Justin Gatlin’s struggles, some curious American relay decisions and the shocking result in the women’s high hurdles.
The guys also touch on Allyson Felix’s 4 x 400m split, Wayde Van Niekerk’s run into history, Mo Farah and Usain Bolt’s perfect meet and Ashton Eaton’s world record.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 279: World Championships Halftime Report

With the help of World Championship media veteran, Jim McDannald, Jason and Kevin discuss the highs and lows of the first four days of action in Beijing.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 278: 2015 IAAF World Championships Preview

Jason and Kevin run through all of the story lines ahead of the 2015 World Championships.  Can Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin? How will Genzebe Dibaba approach her quest for two gold medals? Are Kirani James, Mutaz Essa Barshim or Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in danger of being upset in Beijing? Will Evan Jager, Wayde Van Niekerk and Elaine Thompson breakthrough?
Also, the guys touch on doping news that could bring silver medals to Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan, review the dispute between Nick Symmonds and USATF and dispel Eminem’s 800m history.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page
-Elvan Abeylegesse busted for doping
-Genzebe Dibaba ran 1:58 in a workout
-”Best Efforts,” by Kenny Moore
-Robert Harting is not happy with the IAAF

Episode 277: Dress Rehearsal

Jason and Kevin discuss the standoff between Nick Symmonds and USATF that resulted in the U.S. 800m champion not making the trip to Beijing for the World Championships.  Also, the guys discuss Ajee Wilson’s injury, Olympic economics, the never ending doping revelations and books about running.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page
-Abandoned Olympic venues
-Study on reaction time
-Book list:

Again to Carthage
The Four-Minute Mile
Run to Overcome
Duel in the Sun
Bowerman and the Men of Oregon
Twin Ambitions
Running with Joy
Running with the Kenyans
Kings of the Road
Marathon Man
Running for My Life
Meb for Mortals
The Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner
God on the Starting Line
Racing in the Rain
Born to Run
Natural Born Heroes
Life Outside the Oval Office
Eat & Run
14 Minutes
Why We Run: A Natural History
Running: A Global History
Silence of Great Distance & Cold, Clear Day

Episode 276: 8 and a Half Mile

Jason and Kevin dissect Allyson Felix’s choice to run the 400, the latest doping investigation involving the IAAF and Kenya, David Rudisha’s loss in Nairobi and Eminem’s treadmill adventures.
Then, the guys answer listener email about the UK selection policy for the World Championships, reaction times for sprinters, gender testing in track and field and running up very steep hills.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935

Episode 275: The Beginning of the End

Jason and Kevin discuss Usain Bolt’s return to the track, Genzebe Dibaba’s decision to double, David Rudisha’s struggles with Nijel Amos and Andre De Grasse’s lane eight magic.
The guys also chat about Boston’s failed Olympic bid, a two-mile race straight uphill, running at Shawshank and Ashton Eaton’s plan to stay cool.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-Ashton Eaton’s cooling hat 

 

Episode 274: Genzebe The Great

Jason and Kevin discuss Genzebe Dibaba’s world record, Asbel Kiprop sub 3:27 1500m and all the other incredibly fast action in Monaco.  The guys touch on Shannon Rowbury’s American record, Justin Gatlin’s ho-hum win, a surprising name in the men’s 800 and a new/old steeplechase rival for Emma Coburn.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-Saint John Track Club runs the 32 x 50
-Let’s Run story on Mike Rossi

Episode 273: Not That Impossible

Jason and Kevin discuss Genzebe Dibaba’s chance at double World Championship gold, Justin Gatlin’s ineligibility for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award, Mo Farah’s choice words for Andy Vernon and a 100-year-old man running the 100 meters.
The guys also talk about the upcoming Monaco Diamond League meet, Scott Jurek’s Appalachian Trail record, Kara Goucher’s public statement and sprinters facing off against cross country skiers.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-A Long Walk’s End (Appalachian Trail story)
-Allyson Felix story

Episode 272: David Epstein Interview + Paris Diamond League Recap

Investigative reporter David Epstein joins Jason and Kevin to discuss his story about Alberto Salazar breaking anti-drug rules.  David describes his reaction to Salazar’s response, the likelihood of Salazar facing a suspension and the next steps in the case.
After the interview, Jason and Kevin recap the Paris Diamond League meet, relive Evan Jager’s wild American record race, argue about who has the best chance to beat Justin Gatlin, and make a plea for Allyson Felix to ditch the relays.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-”Catch Me If You Can” documentary about Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project
-Alberto Salazar’s open letter
-David Epstein’s response
-Epstein’s book, “The Sports Gene
-Congressman thinks Guam might tip over
-Recap of the All American Challenge with photos!

Episode 271: USAs Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss the upsets, mishaps, standout performances and surprising results from last week’s USA Championships in Eugene.  Also, the guys talk about Usain Bolt’s injured back, Alberto Salazar’s open letter and a very American running challenge.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Alberto Salazar’s open letter
-David Epstein’s response