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- Episode 285: Chicago Marathon Preview + Nick Zaccardi Interview
- Episode 284: Insole Man
- Episode 283: The Dream Meet
- Episode 282: When September Ends….
- Episode 281: Zurich Recap/Brussels Preview
- Episode 280: Beijing Breakdown
- Episode 279: World Championships Halftime Report
- Episode 278: 2015 IAAF World Championships Preview
- Episode 277: Dress Rehearsal
- Episode 276: 8 and a Half Mile
- Episode 275: The Beginning of the End
- Episode 274: Genzebe The Great
- Episode 273: Not That Impossible
- Episode 272: David Epstein Interview + Paris Diamond League Recap
- Episode 271: USAs Recap
- Episode 270: USA Championships Preview
- Episode 269: Double Take
- Episode 268: Mo Farah Mo Problems
- Episode 267: Project No Way
- Episode 266: Pre Preview
Category Archives: Episodes
Jason and Kevin preview Sunday’s Chicago Marathon before chatting with Nick Zaccardi of NBC. Nick discusses the 2015 track season, what it’s like to interview Usain Bolt, the U.S.’s underperformance at the World Championships, Los Angeles’s bid for the 2024 Olympics and Olympic athlete compensation.
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-Everything you could ever wish to know about the Chicago Marathon
-Mixed high hurdles race
Jason and Kevin reconvene just in time to talk about Eliud Kipchoge running 2:04:00 with his insoles falling out of his shoes at the Berlin Marathon. Where does this performance rank of Kipchoge’s list of marathon victories? How does an insole come out of shoe during a race? Who is to blame for the snafu?
The guys also discuss a pair of impressive centenarian stand outs, more money headed to American track and field athletes and Meb Keflezighi’s master’s record in the half marathon.
-Mike Conley dunks from the free throw line
Jason and Kevin organize and plan the first ever House of Run Dream Meet. It’s not real, but it does include 10 events, live animals, magnetic batons and all of the world’s best athletes.
Note: This episode was recorded on September 8th.
Jason and Kevin tie a bow on the 2015 outdoor track season by discussing Dafne Schippers’s victory over Allyson Felix, Adam Kszczot late surge, a world lead in the men’s 5000m from Yomif Kejelcha and an anticlimactic finish to the men’s 100m.
The guys also talk about the latest installment of the Jenny Simpson/Shannon Rowbury rivalry at the 5th Avenue Mile, peek ahead to the fall marathon season and review the controversy around Paula Radcliffe’s blood tests.
Jason and Kevin discuss the first half of the Diamond League finale in Zurich including Lashawn Merritt and Almaz Ayana’s impressive victories, David Rudisha’s sub-par end to his season and Asbel Kiprop’s effortless win.
The guys also look ahead to Friday’s meet in Brussels and talk about an interesting 200m match-up with Wayde Van Niekerk and Justin Gatlin and how fast Allyson Felix needs to run to win Athlete of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
-Abandoned Olympic venues
-John Oliver on stadium funding in the United States
-Study on reaction time
Again to Carthage
The Four-Minute Mile
Run to Overcome
Duel in the Sun
Bowerman and the Men of Oregon
Running with Joy
Running with the Kenyans
Kings of the Road
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
Why We Run: A Natural History
Running: A Global History
Silence of Great Distance & Cold, Clear Day
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.