Episode 219: Interview with Christian Taylor

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.

Episode 218: USA Championships Recap

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.

Episode 217: USA Championships Preview

There are no World Championship or Olympic berths on the line, but Jason and Kevin find plenty to get excited about in this weekend’s USA Championships.  The guys discuss:
-A potential Bernard Lagat/Galen Rupp match-up in the men’s 5000.
-Allyson Felix’s decision to run the 100.
-The Mary Cain/Alexa Efraimson battle in the women’s 1,500.
-A loaded women’s 100 hurdles field including Brianna Rollins, Dawn Harper Nelson, Lolo Jones and Queen Harrison.
Then, Kevin wonders why Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake are skipping the Commonwealth Games, Jason defends David Rudisha and the guys answer more emails about the beer mile.

Episode 216: 32 x History

Jason and Kevin recap a busy week of running and discuss David Rudisha’s return to the winner’s circle, the impending rivalry between Mary Cain and Alexa Efraimson, Trayvon Bromell’s world junior record at the NCAA Championships, Ashton Eaton’s improvement in the 400-meter hurdles, the best high jump competition of all-time and the world’s first 32 x 50 relay.

Episode 215: Ato Boldon Interview/Adidas Grand Prix Preview

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.

Episode 214: Pre Recap and Rome Preview

Jason and Kevin recap all the performances from last weeks Pre Classic and wonder if there is anything to worry about for Rudisha and Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce.

Then, they preview the upcoming Rome Diamond League, the return of Tyson Gay and another terrible decision by Athletics Kenya.

Episode 213: Relays Recap and Pre Preview

Jason and Kevin review the inaugural World Relays competition and discuss the American baton troubles, the Kenyan world records, Yohan Blake’s fingernails and a violent collision in the 4 x 1500 relay.
Then, the guys preview the Prefontaine Classic and brace themselves for the return of David Rudisha.

Episode 212: Through the Line

Jason and Kevin discuss Taoufik Makhloufi’s early celebration, Emma Coburn’s historic steeplechase win, Allyson Felix’s 2014 debut and Galen Rupp’s surprising loss.
The guys also preview the World Relays, debate road racing etiquette and introduce the next great American running movie.

Episode 211: Interview with Will Leer

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.

Episode 210: Standard Deviations

Jason and Kevin discuss Tyson Gay’s reduced doping ban, the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s historic mile, the first American Track League event and a British long jump controversy.

The guys also cover the results from the Jamaica Invitational and Payton Jordan meet and preview Friday’s Doha Diamond League.