From Los Angeles, Kevin is joined by Daily Relay’s Brendon Desrochers and Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden to chat about the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials.
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Jason and Kevin discuss the fallout from the independent commission’s report on rampant doping in Russia involving bribes, a secret lab, destroyed samples and misplaced medals. The guys debate if Russia should be banned from international competition, whether or not Seb Coe has the credibility to clean house and the long-term impact this scandal will have on track and field.
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Jason and Kevin preview the Boston Marathon and run through all the major story lines including: Is there a true favorite in either race? What are Shalane Flanagan and Meb Keflezighi’s chances of winning? Which other Americans are poised for a breakthrough?
Then, the guys recap Usain Bolt’s first 200 in two years, Kirani James’s debut, another curious decision by Athletics Kenya and read listener email.
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Writer Alex Hutchinson joins the show to discuss his New York Times article about doping, the philosophical and scientific debates surrounding performance enhancing drugs and his reaction to Rita Jeptoo’s failed test.
Alex also explains why the next marathon breakthrough might come on a loop course, why it helps to be short if you want to run fast and the physiological profile of a sub two-hour marathoner.
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Jason and Kevin discuss Mo Farah’s win at the European Championships, Chris Solinsky’s cross country move, Kenenisa Bekele’s decision to run the Chicago Marathon and the reason why you should never drink something called Anabolic Nitro Extreme Energy Surge.
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Triple jump gold medalist Christian Taylor joins Kevin to discuss the perfect jump, why he decided to race the 400 this year, life in the United Kingdom, competing against Will Claye and the key to a great rhythmic clap.
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Kevin returns from Sacramento and, with Jason’s help, runs through all of the highlights of the USA Championships including the close finish between Francena McCorory and Sanya Richards-Ross in the 400, Devon Allen’s surprise win, Galen Rupp’s easy title defense and some great kicks in the women’s distance races.
The guys also discuss Alysia Montano’s racing the 800 while 34 weeks pregnant, the Sacramento heat and female high jumpers who could dunk.
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Ato Boldon of NBC joins Jason and Kevin and discusses his experience at the World Relays in the Bahamas, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s struggles, Allyson Felix’s temporary move to the 400 and why Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake won’t race each other.
The guys also recap the Diamond League meet in Rome, preview the upcoming 32 x 50 relay and debate when music should be played at track meets.
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Kevin sits down with American 1,500-meter star Will Leer to discuss distance running in Jamaica, his criticisms of USATF, racing against Asbel Kiprop, success in a non-championship year, the runners with the best beer mile potential and much more.
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Jason and Kevin discuss Kenenisa Bekele’s success marathon debut in Paris before delving into a preview of Sunday’s London Marathon. The guys try to figure out if Wilson Kipsang, Geoffrey Mutai or Tsegaye Kebede is the favorite and debate Mo Farah’s chances amidst a group of marathon greats. In the women’s field, can Tirunesh Dibaba upset defending champion Priscah Jeptoo?
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