Ken Goe of The Oregonian joins Jason and Kevin to discuss the decision to host part of the Kenyan Olympic Trials at the Prefontaine Classic. Ken explains the hurdles that needed to be cleared in order for the race to happen and gives his opinion on a trials race being held outside of a home country. Then, Ken updates the guys on Galen Rupp, Mo Farah, Ashton Eaton, the U of O women’s program and gives a couple of names to remember for the outdoor season.
Also, Jason and Kevin debate whether Peter Kirui has entered the morass that is the Kenyan marathon selection process after his fast half-marathon in New York City. The guys also evaluate the American’s performances, including Kara Goucher and Dathan Ritzenhein, from the race and guess what Firehiwot Dado still needs to do to make the Ethiopian Olympic team.
Finally, Kevin looks at another collegiate track program that is being cut, Jason makes a bold prediction about when Usain Bolt will open his season and answers Twitter questions about running on St. Patrick’s Day.