- Episode 158: Hail Mary
- Episode 157: Doha Diamond League Recap
- Episode 156: The Diamonds are Coming
- Episode 155: Payton Jordan Drake Penn
- Episode 154: London Marathon Recap + David Epstein on Hypothyroidism
- Episode 153: Boston Marathon
- Episode 152: On the Goe
- Episode 151: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
- Episode 150: World Cross Country Recap
- Episode 149: New York City Half Marathon Recap/World Cross Country Preview
- Episode 148: NCAA Recap/New York City Half Marathon Preview
- Episode 147: US Indoor Championships
- Episode 146: Interview with Ato Boldon at the USA Indoor Championships
- Episode 145: “Haven’t you run before?”
- Episode 144: Pistorius and Millrose Recap
- Episode 143: Millrose Preview/Bolt Debut
- Episode 142: New Balance Indoor Grand Prix/ USA Cross Country Championships Recap
- The Morning Run: January 31st
- Episode 141: Too Much to Talk About
- The Morning Run: January 28th
Category Archives: Guest
Jason and Kevin review the London Marathon and debate whether it lived up to the pre-race hype or if it fell short under the weight of lofty expectations.
Then, Sports Illustrated’s David Epstein joins the guys to discuss the increasing number of athletes being treated for hypothyroidism. David explains the history of the condition in sports, the risks involved, the World Anti Doping Agency’s position and Alberto Salazar’s response to the controversy.
Finally, the guys read emails and Jason reviews a cinematic classic, The Jericho Mile.
Ato Boldon joins Jason and Kevin and discusses his experience hosting the IAAF Golden Gala, his favorite broadcast moment from the London Olympics,
the future of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, and Tyson Gay and Allyson Felix’s best event.
Then, Jason and Kevin chat about Wilson Kipsang’s marathon win, Ryan Hall’s new coach, Adam Nelson’s potential gold medal, Oscar Pistorius’s race against a horse and another obscure world record.
Ryan Fenton returns to the show to preview Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Championships. Ryan explains which men’s team is most likely to challenge Oklahoma State, the numerous favorites in the women’s field, the reemergence of Jordan Hasay and if anyone can run with Lawi Lalang. Finally, Ryan makes his picks and describes how the course is Louisville is different than last year’s course in Terre Haute.
Later, Jason and Kevin discuss Stanley Biwott’s undefeated streak, a match race between Meb Keflezighi and Usain Bolt, movie running and the worst post-race interviews.
With the help of a couple friends, Jason and Kevin preview the New York City Marathon and cross their fingers that the race will take place on Sunday. First, Jesse Squire breaks down the favorites, shares his sleepers and responds to Jason’s odds. Then, fellow podcaster, and New York resident, Dan Rubenstein joins the guys to discuss the conditions in New York and give his unique take on the race.
Episode 125: Interview with Ann Gaffigan of the Track and Field Athletes’ Association and Chicago Marathon Preview
Ann Gaffigan of the Track and Field Athletes’ Association joins Jason and Kevin to discuss how the organization expanded to include international track and field stars such as Usain Bolt and David Rudisha. Ann explains the role Sanya Richards-Ross played in the expansion, the ongoing debate around Rule 40, the priorities of the TFAA and her own experience as an elite athlete.
Also, Jason and Kevin preview the Chicago Marathon and chat about the running scene in Bulgaria.
Flotrack’s Ryan Fenton joins the guys to preview the NCAA cross country season. Ryan discusses if anyone can compete with Arizona’s Lawi Lalang, who is most likely to keep Oregon’s Jordan Hasay from her first individual title and the top contenders for the team championship. Also, Ryan explains how the new championship course in Louisville will affect the competition, which regular season meets will be the most revealing and who he thinks will be crowned champion on November 19th.
After the interview, Jason and Kevin preview Geoffrey Mutai’s world record attempt at the Berlin Marathon, debate the unionization of track and field athletes and read a couple inspirational running stories.
Daniel Gordon joins Jason and Kevin to discuss 9.79*, his documentary about the 1988 men’s Olympic 100 meter final. Daniel shares his insight on the race involving Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis that changed track and field forever. He also discusses his memories of Johnson’s win and positive drug test, the greatest challenges of making the film and the current state of doping in sports.
9.79* premieres in the United States on October 9th at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on ESPN.
With the Olympic Trials looming, Jason and Kevin preview every event on the schedule and include their predictions, story lines to watch and everything else you need to know about the best, or second best, meet of the year . Also, Jason offers up some proposition bets to consider including some fun over/unders. Then, Martin Bingisser joins the guys to preview the throwing events and Jesse Squire comes on to talk jumps and multis.
Jason and Kevin talk with Ato Boldon and get his thoughts on Tyson Gay’s return, Liu Xiang’s brilliance, Allyson Felix’s double and the intrigue surrounding Lolo Jones. Ato also discusses what it will take to beat Usain Bolt, the challenge of making predictions in the sprints this season and the best trash talk of 2012.
Then, the guys run down the distance action from the Prefontaine Classic and Rome Golden Gala meets, look ahead to the best match-ups in New York and debate the unlikely pairing of Nick Symmonds and Paris Hilton.
Jason and Kevin chat with Joe Battaglia about Usain Bolt’s 10.04 in Ostrava, the exciting hurdle fields at the Pre Classic, Morgan Uceny’s chances against a loaded field in Rome and a whole host of other issues from the 2012 season. Joe also comments on the Kenyan Olympic Trials for the 10,000, the emergence of Lolo Jones as a worldwide superstar and which media outlet could produce the fastest 4 x100 team.