Episode 324: Olympic Trials Preview

Jason and Kevin preview everything about the upcoming Olympic Trials including races they are most excited for, meet ups in Eugene and the conclusion to, what Jason is most excited about.
Also, the guys wonder if they are underrating Jimmy Vicault, more Semenya dominance and an injury to a guy pretending to run across the US.
Show Notes
-The voicemail line is back……202-495-1137
-Kevin’s Oral History of the 800m US Olympic Trial
Meet-ups schedule for the Olympic Trials in Eugene
Run Across USA runner gets injured, abandons runs
-MidWes created a House of Run group on the Let’s Run Olympic Trials prediction contest
-Our iTunes page
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 323: Pain in Spain

Jason and Kevin discuss the arrest of Jama Aden (the coach of many elite runners including Genzebe Dibaba) on doping charges, the fallout from the scandal thus far and it’s implications on the this summer’s Olympic Games.

Also, the guys chat about the disagreement between the IAAF and IOC on the Russian Olympic ban, Yohan Blake’s opinion of the Boston street meet track, Trayvon Bromell’s hamstring, Donavan Brazier’s decision to run the Olympic Trials and turn professional and the parity in the American women’s 800m.

Show Notes

-The voicemail line is back……202-495-1137
Yohan Blake interview
-Our iTunes page
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 322: Trail Brazier

Jason and Kevin discuss the 2016 NCAA Championships including Donavan Brazier’s record-breaking 800m, Jarrion Lawson pulling off the Jesse Owens triple, Clayton Murphy’s transition to the 1500m, Courtney Okolo’s easy win and Edward Cheserek’s return to dominance.
The guys also debate whether the men’s 100m has already been decided now that Usain Bolt has run 9.88, who the best 800m runner is in the United States and possible resolutions to the Boris Berian lawsuit.

Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 321: Rome/Birmingham Recap + Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton Interview

US 25K champion Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton joins the show to discuss her journey to becoming an American citizen, her upbringing in Kenya, training with men, success on the roads and her plans for the Olympic Trials.
Also, the guys discuss the latest on the Nike vs. Borian Berian case, Almaz Ayana mission to disrupt the Dibaba legacy, Ameer Webb challenging Justin Gatlin, the tough task for the women’s 800m field, Sanya Richard-Ross’s injury and the future of American track and field.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Wall Street Journal story on Nike vs. Boris Berian 
-“Banned” Michael Jordan/Nike Ad
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 320: Post Pre

Kevin and Jason reflect on the American records of Keni Harrison and Emma Coburn, the dominant performances of English Gardner and Omar McLeod, Mo Farah’s matter of fact victory, the question marks around Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sanya Richards-Ross and all the other stories from the 2016 Prefontaine Classic.
The guys also discuss Boris Berian’s victory in the face of a lawsuit, Tori Bowie’s first time under 22 seconds, Kirani James’s slight edge over Lashawn Merritt, Renaud Lavillenie’s Oregon jersey, the length of Asbel Kiprop’s legs and Mo Ahmed’s Canadian record.

Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 319: 2016 Pre Classic Preview

Jason and Kevin preview the stacked Prefontaine Classic and discuss the Lashawn Merritt/Kirani James showdown in the 400m, an Olympic Trials preview in the women’s 1500m, a lightning fast women’s 100m hurdles and the awkward presence of Boris Berian in the men’s 800m
The guys also discuss Almaz Ayana and Caster Semenya’s impressive performances in Rabat, another rash of Russian positive drug tests, Ethiopian marathon selection and much more.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Science of Sport post on Caster Semenya and hyperandrogenism
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 318: Win Som You Lose Som

Jason and Kevin recap the results of the weekend including the bizarre men’s 800m in Shanghai, Omar McLeod’s unflappable performance in the high hurdles, Faith Kipyegon’s national record in 1500m and the familiar performances from Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt.

The guys also discuss the New York Times article about the Sub2 Project, 4 x 400m splits, the impact the Sochi doping scandal will have on Russia’s potential reinstatement and the upcoming meets of in Morocco and the Czech Republic.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Sign up for the Fantasy Diamond Race. Group name: House of Run. Pin: 2610534
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 317: Interview with Laura Thweatt

Jason and Kevin chat with American distance runner Laura Thweatt about her surprise success in the marathon, her plans for the Olympic Trials, racing against her idols, her college recruiting experience with Vin Lananna and Mark Wetmore and living at altitude.

The guys also discuss Kenya’s marathon selection, the fast sprint times of the weekend, Caster Semenya’s finish, Nick Symmonds’s shoulder and a track and field draft.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Sign up for the Fantasy Diamond Race. Group name: House of Run. Pin: 2610534
-Summer track and field (including a draft)
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 316: Improvement Curve

Jason and Kevin discuss the year’s first chapter in the Kirani James/Lashawn Merritt rivalry, another US relay problem, Jenny Simpson’s easy victory, Clayton Murphy’s surprise win and all the other highlights from the Penn and Drake Relays.
Then, the guys discuss Bernard Lagat’s potential in the 10,000m, another high schooler breaking four minutes in the mile, marathons in ski boots and paying to watch track online.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Sign up for the Fantasy Diamond Race. Group name: House of Run. Pin: 2610534
-World record at London Marathon
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 315: Interview with Desiree Linden

Desiree Linden joins the show and discusses her Olympic preparations, the origin of her racing strategy, why winning the Boston Marathon in 2011 might have hurt her career, when she almost gave up professional running and her experience throwing out the first pitch in two professional ballparks.
Then, the guys recap Eliud Kipchoge and Jemima Sumgong’s victories in the London Marathon, predict the Olympic marathon teams for Kenya and Ethiopia, discus the world’s worst ultramarathon attempt and read listener emails.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Man in floating bubble unsuccessfully runs across ocean
-Fantastic finish in Irish college 4 x 400m
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page