- Episode 186: Black Friday, Gold Thursday
- Episode 185: Any Given Saturday
- Episode 184: Monte Carlo Terre Haute
- Episode 183: Yea or Nay?
- Episode 182: New York City Marathon Recap
- Episode 181: New York City Marathon Preview
- Episode 180: Hall Bearers
- Episode 179: Chicago Recap
- Episode 178: Chicago Marathon Preview
- Episode 177: Berlin Marathon Recap and NCAA Cross Country Preview
- Episode 176: Interview with agent Dan Lilot
- Episode 175: Interview with Professional Rabbit Matt Scherer
- Episode 174: So Long Sweet Summer
- Episode 173: Zurich Recap
- Episode 172: Interview with the author of “The Sports Gene,” David Epstein
- Episode 171: World Championship Grades with Nick Zaccardi of NBC Olympic Talk
- Episode 170: Midway in Moscow
- Episode 169: World Championship Preview Part 2
- Episode 168: World Championships Preview: Part 1
- Episode 167: On the Road
Category Archives: Guest
Jason and Kevin are joined by Joe Battaglia of NBC Olympics to discuss Joe’s weekend in at the IAAF Gala in Monaco. Joe chats about Mary Cain’s decision to turn professional, Portland’s successful bid to host the 2016 World Indoor Championships and Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s different approaches to the doping controversy.
Then, Ryan Fenton joins the guys and answers the big questions about Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Championships. Can anyone challenge Kennedy Kithuka? Does Jared Ward make BYU a threat for the team title? Who can contend with Abby D’Agostino? How big of a favorite is Arizona to take home the women’s championships?
Also, the guys answer listener email about marathons in Turkey, the ultimate decathlon, the best time to go pro and self-absorbed runners.
Jason and Kevin are joined by agent Dan Lilot to discuss the business side of track and field, Dan’s origins in the profession and why the public is so interested in Kara Goucher. Dan also gives his take on athlete logo restrictions, the Competitor Group and appearance fees in road racing.
Also, Jason and Kevin preview the Berlin Marathon, recount Sally Pearson’s obscure world record and try to wrap their heads around the story of an Italian runner using a fake penis to avoid a doping positive.
Jason and Kevin are joined by Matt Scherer to discuss Matt’s experiences as a mid-distance rabbit, the keys to good pacemaking and his future in the sport.
Also, Jason and Kevin breakdown the results from the Great North Run, debate where Mo Farah belongs in the “greatest of all-time” discussion and mourn the proposed elimination of selfies at a big city marathon.
Ato Boldon joins the show to discuss Veronica Campbell-Brown’s positive drug test and how it will impact her legacy. On a lighter note, Ato previews this week’s US Championships and gives his predictions in the sprint events.
Later, Jason and Kevin run down the rest of the action from Des Moines including the distance and field events and answer emails.
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.