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.

Episode 209: Penn/Drake Relays

Jason and Kevin discuss the stellar fields at the Drake Relays, the United States vs. The World in the Penn Relays, Liliya Shobukhova’s doping suspension and the much anticipated debut of the 32 x 50m relay.

Episode 208: Mail Time!

Jason and Kevin convene for the second time in a week to discuss listener email.  Among other topics, the guys discuss:
-The coverage of Meb Keflezighi’s win
-The American men’s team tactics
-Shalane Flanagan’s strategy
-Preferred strategies for dealing with people who don’t think Meb is American
-Mo Farah’s future in the marathon
-The best type of relay runners
-Randy Johnson’s potential as a javelin thrower

Episode 207: Meb’s Moment

Bonus pod! Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon and the guys couldn’t wait to talk about it.

Episode 206: London Marathon Recap/Boston Marathon Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss Wilson Kipsang’s course record, Mo Farah’s debut, the dropped water bottle by Tirunesh Dibaba and all the other highlights of the 2014 London Marathon.  Is Kipsang now the best marathoner in the world?  Why was the criticism of Farah so harsh?  Did the pacemakers hurt both the men’s and women’s races?

Then, the guys look ahead to the Boston Marathon and weigh Shalane Flanagan’s bid to be the first American women’s winner in almost 30 years.  In the men’s race, Kevin wonders if anyone can contend with Dennis Kimetto and Jason’s breaks down Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi’s chances.

Episode 205: London Marathon Preview

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?

Episode 204: Herky-Jerky in Albuquerque

Jason and Kevin discussed USATF’s handling of the US Indoor disqualifications, David Rudisha’s false retirement, the newest Jamaican and American sprint stars and the World Half Marathon Championships.

Episode 203: Spring Break

Kevin and Jason discuss Kevin’s oral history about Flo-Jo, Yohan Blake’s opener, another Sally Pearson double and Kara Goucher’s new sponsor.  The guys also preview this weekend’s World Half Marathon Championships, debate if Bernard Lagat can set another American record in the Carlsbad 5000 and learn more about big guys running fast in the 800.