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- 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
- Episode 330: Olympic Trials Day 6
- Episode 329: Olympic Trials Day 5
- Episode 328: Olympic Trials Day 4
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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.
Jason and Kevin discuss the finish of the women’s 400m between Shaunae Miller and Allyson Felix, the United States exceeding expectations in the distance events, a return to dominance for David Rudisha, an American sweep in the high hurdles and all the other topics from the past couple days at the Olympics.
Jason and Kevin discuss Wayde Van Niekerk’s mind altering world record in the 400, Usain Bolt’s third straight Olympic 100m title, Mo Farah’s straightforward win, a blistering fast women’s 10,000 and all the other highlights from the first three days of track and field in Rio.
Jason and Kevin preview the distance events and discuss if Mo Farah is a lock for double gold, whether Evan Jager and Emma Coburn can medal in the steeplechase, David Rudisha and Jenny Simpson’s preferred tactics, the impact of Galen Rupp’s unconventional double and Caster Semenya’s chance for a world record.
The guys also share their bold predictions for Rio, try to come up with a projected medal count and discuss which world records are in danger.