Category Archives: Episodes

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

Episode 270: USA Championships Preview

Jason and Kevin prepare for the USA Championships by covering all the running events and even some of the action in the field.  Will Galen Rupp sweep the 5,000 and 10,000? Who will emerge from the log jammed men’s 800?  Which event will send the best group to Beijing?  Can collegians Jenna Prandini, Trayvon Bromell and Dedric Dukes breakthrough and make their first team?
Then, the guys revive the discussion about Andre De Grasse’s nickname, help program a fictitious track and field television network and ponder whether or not Usain Bolt is fooling all of us.
Show Notes:
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Check out the Daily Relay for more coverage of USAs

Episode 269: Double Take

Jason and Kevin discuss the slowing of Usain Bolt, the rise of Andre De Grasse, Yohan Blake running scared, Evan Jager’s superb 1500 and David Rudisha’s gold medal potential.
The guys also dive deeper into the NCAA Championships and debate Oregon’s “home field advantage,” analyze which runners will factor into the World Championships and chat about the rivalry between Eric Jenkins and Edward Cheserek.
Show Notes:
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Is Yohan Blake running scared?
-Does Oregon have home field advantage at the NCAA Championships?
-Jesse’s NCAA recap
-Latest ProPublica story about the Nike Oregon Project

 

Episode 268: Mo Farah Mo Problems

Jason and Kevin discuss the most recent twist and turns in the drug allegations involving Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp, Mo Farah’s press conference, the highlights from the Birmingham Diamond League meet and Usain Bolt’s return to New York City.
Show Notes:
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Alberto Salazar’s Duke University paper
-Portland Track Festival, home of the 32 x 50m relay

Episode 267: Project No Way

Jason and Kevin discuss the drug allegations involving Alberto Salazar, Galen Rupp and the Nike Oregon Project before reviewing the Prefontaine Classic and looking forward to the Birmingham Diamond League meet.
Show Notes:
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-”Catch Me If You Can” documentary about Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project
-Portland Track Festival, home of the 23 x 50m relay
-Meb talks to Google
-Bolt on Instagram

Episode 266: Pre Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss whether it is too early to be concerned about Usain Bolt, David Rudisha and Mary Cain after their various setbacks.  Then, the guys jump into a Prefontaine Classic preview and breakdown Allyson Felix’s first open 400 of the year, debate Justin Gatlin’s margin of victory, sort out the main challengers to Mo Farah and Galen Rupp and decide whether or not Genzebe Dibaba has a chance at the world record.
Show Notes:
-Our sponsor, Holabird Sports
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-”The Gatlin Dilemma” by Ross Tucker
-”The Next Frontier on the War on Doping” by Martin Bingisser
-Kevin’s story on mid-distance coach Danny Mackey
-Mary Cain article by Ken Goe
-Gatlin leaves Beijing