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- Episode 350: Jessica Ennis….Goodbye
- Episode 349: Florence The Machine
- Episode 348: Chicago Marathon Preview
- Episode 347: Berlin Marathon Recap
- Episode 346: Strange Things
- Episode 345: Backtracking
- Episode 344: Fast Forwarded
- Episode 343: Running out the clock
- Episode 342: 4 More Years
- Episode 341: Olympic Recap with Malcolm Gladwell
- Episode 340: Olympic Recap Part 2: Men’s 800, Women’s 400, Men’s/Women’s steeplechase, Women’s 1500
- Episode 339: Olympic Recap: Men’s 400, Men’s 100, Women’s 10K
- Episode 338: Olympics Preview: Part 3
- Episode 337: Olympics Preview: Part 2
- Episode 336: Olympics Preview: Part 1
- Episode 335: Hardest team to make
- Episode 334: Firm Down For What
- Episode 333: Olympic Trials Day 9
- Episode 332: Olympic Trials Day 8
- Episode 331: Olympic Trials Day 7
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Jason and Kevin bid farewell to Jessica Ennis-Hill, discuss Edward Cheserek’s tempo runs, debate the IAAF Athlete of the Year nominees, rank the World Marathon Majors and figure out which athletes would be the best at chasing down a burglar.
Jason and Kevin recap the Chicago Marathon and discuss a slow men’s race, Florence Kiplagat’s repeat victory, Diego Estrada’s tumble and Abel Kirui’s finish line dance.
Then, the guys chat about the critical article about USATF CEO Max Siegel, Mo Farah’s appearance on a Japanese game show, the strange positive drug test of Shawn Barber, the perfect cross country course and much more.
-Washington Post story about Max Siegel
-Mo Farah runs on Japanese game show
-Shawn Barber tests positive for cocaine after kissing a woman he met on Craig’s List
–Full decision in Barber case
-Diego Estrada’s ankle
Jason and Kevin preview the Chicago Marathon and discuss if Dickson Chumba and Florence Kiplagat are the clear favorites to win, what Luke Puskedra will do for an encore after his fifth place finish in 2015, which debutante might surprise and who needs to have a bounceback race.
Jason and Kevin discuss Kenenisa Bekele’s marathon renaissance, his future at the distance and the strong second place finish from Wilson Kipsang.
The guys also discuss Olympic host cities, Usain Bolt racing late night hosts, marathon debuts and the perils of robbing a cross country team.
Jason and Kevin discuss Sunday’s Berlin Marathon, Devon Allen’s second major knee injury, Tyson Gay trying the bobsled, Mo Farah’s hacked TUE information and the idea of four “majors” in track and field.
Jason and Kevin discuss Shannon Rowbury’s American record, Elaine Thompson’s case for IAAF Athlete of the Year, David Rudisha’s racing in flats, Caster Semenya’s potential in the 400m, Asbel Kiprop’s malfunctioning shorts and the possibility of another Bolt double.
Jason and Kevin discuss the revolving door in the women’s 1500m, Evan Jager’s lonely road in the Zurich 5000m, Dafne Schippers and Elaine Thompson going down to the wire and the end of Bernard Lagat’s track career.
Also, the guys preview the Brussels Diamond League meet, look forward to the 2017 track season and share their favorite cross country memories.
Jason and Kevin discuss Laura Muir’s British record, Ruth Jebet’s world record in the steeplechase, Ryan Bailey bobsledding, Evan Jager in the 5000m, cheering for Galen Rupp, Matthew Centrowitz missing a chance to throw out the first pitch at Camden Yards and much more.
Jason and Kevin give their final thoughts on the 2016 Olympics and discuss Matthew Centrowitz’s gold medal, Eliud Kipchoge’s resounding marathon win, the American triumphs and failures in the relays, Allyson Felix’s double gold, a subdued 200m victory for Usain Bolt and the numerous disqualifications throughout the Games.
Writer, podcaster and track and field fan Malcolm Gladwell joins the show to give his impressions of the Olympics.
Gladwell discusses the Galen Rupp’s bronze medal in the men’s marathon (2:30), the success of the Nike Oregon Project (4:45), why he prefers the World Championships to the Olympics (9:00), track shooting itself in the foot (13:45), the tactics of Mo Farah and Matthew Centrowitz (22:30), why Centrowitz should try the 5000m (27:50), the quirkiness of the men’s 1500m final (32:30), Almaz Ayana’s 10,000m world record (34:45), the future of Usain Bolt (39:30), women’s world records in track and field (46:00), the Caster Semenya debate (48:00), solving problems when he runs (1:01:00) and the potential of Clayton Murphy (1:03:00).
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-Gladwell and Nick Thompson’s New Yorker posts about the Olympics.