Episode 270: USA Championships Preview

Jason and Kevin prepare for the USA Championships by covering all the running events and even some of the action in the field.  Will Galen Rupp sweep the 5,000 and 10,000? Who will emerge from the log jammed men’s 800?  Which event will send the best group to Beijing?  Can collegians Jenna Prandini, Trayvon Bromell and Dedric Dukes breakthrough and make their first team?
Then, the guys revive the discussion about Andre De Grasse’s nickname, help program a fictitious track and field television network and ponder whether or not Usain Bolt is fooling all of us.
Show Notes:
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Check out the Daily Relay for more coverage of USAs

Episode 269: Double Take

Jason and Kevin discuss the slowing of Usain Bolt, the rise of Andre De Grasse, Yohan Blake running scared, Evan Jager’s superb 1500 and David Rudisha’s gold medal potential.
The guys also dive deeper into the NCAA Championships and debate Oregon’s “home field advantage,” analyze which runners will factor into the World Championships and chat about the rivalry between Eric Jenkins and Edward Cheserek.
Show Notes:
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Is Yohan Blake running scared?
-Does Oregon have home field advantage at the NCAA Championships?
-Jesse’s NCAA recap
-Latest ProPublica story about the Nike Oregon Project

 

Episode 268: Mo Farah Mo Problems

Jason and Kevin discuss the most recent twist and turns in the drug allegations involving Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp, Mo Farah’s press conference, the highlights from the Birmingham Diamond League meet and Usain Bolt’s return to New York City.
Show Notes:
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Alberto Salazar’s Duke University paper
-Portland Track Festival, home of the 32 x 50m relay

Episode 267: Project No Way

Jason and Kevin discuss the drug allegations involving Alberto Salazar, Galen Rupp and the Nike Oregon Project before reviewing the Prefontaine Classic and looking forward to the Birmingham Diamond League meet.
Show Notes:
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-”Catch Me If You Can” documentary about Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project
-Portland Track Festival, home of the 23 x 50m relay
-Meb talks to Google
-Bolt on Instagram

Episode 266: Pre Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss whether it is too early to be concerned about Usain Bolt, David Rudisha and Mary Cain after their various setbacks.  Then, the guys jump into a Prefontaine Classic preview and breakdown Allyson Felix’s first open 400 of the year, debate Justin Gatlin’s margin of victory, sort out the main challengers to Mo Farah and Galen Rupp and decide whether or not Genzebe Dibaba has a chance at the world record.
Show Notes:
-Our sponsor, Holabird Sports
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-”The Gatlin Dilemma” by Ross Tucker
-”The Next Frontier on the War on Doping” by Martin Bingisser
-Kevin’s story on mid-distance coach Danny Mackey
-Mary Cain article by Ken Goe
-Gatlin leaves Beijing

Episode 265: Blame it on the Rain

Jason and Kevin convene earlier than the normal to dissect the first week of the Diamond League season and Kevin’s visit to the Hoka One One Mid-Distance Classic.  The guys discuss Justin Gatlin’s personal best, Jasmine Stowers’s utter dominance in the 100 hurdles, a legendary triple jump competition, Mary Cain’s early season struggles and weather canceling a meet in Los Angeles.
Show Notes:
-Our sponsor, Holabird Sports
-Our iTunes page
-Fantasy League website, League name: Daily Relay, Password: 305783
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935

Episode 264: Atomatic

Analyst and Olympian Ato Boldon joins the show and discusses Allyson Felix’s transition to the 400, the escalating trash talk between Ryan Bailey and Warren Weir, Asafa Powell’s last stand, the Jamaica/US rivalry, Usain Bolt’s ceiling and all the other happenings in the sprint world.
Then, Jason and Kevin give a quick preview of a busy weekend in track and field and touch on the Hoka One One Mid-Distance Classic as well as the Diamond League meets in Doha and Shanghai.
Show Notes:
-Our sponsor, Holabird Sports
-Our guest, Ato Boldon
-Fantasy League website, League name: Daily Relay, Password: 305783
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Ortis Deley supercut (the origin of Jessica Ennis, good night)

Episode 263: To Di World Relays

Jason and Kevin discuss the American men upsetting Jamaica, Ryan Bailey’s post-race celebration, Kenya’s struggles, Sanya Richards-Ross’s twin golds, the return of Tarmohgeddon and all the other highlights from the World Relays.

Show Notes:
-Our sponsor, Holabird Sports
-Ryan Bailey/Warren Weir article
-Fantasy League website, League name: Daily Relay, Password: 305783
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935

Episode 262: London Marathon Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss Eliud Kipchoge’s ascendence into the top tier of marathoners, Tigist Tufa’s surprise victory, Wilson Kipsang’s future, Geoffrey Mutai’s outfit and all of the other highlights from the London Marathon.
Then, the guys review a busy week on the track and chat about the results from the Penn Relays and Drake Relays and look forward to this weekend’s Justin Gatlin/Usain Bolt match-up at the World Relays in the Bahamas.

House of Punch: Episode 1

A few years ago, Jason and Kevin promised a Mayweather/Pacquiao episode if the two ever agreed to fight. This is their attempt at a boxing podcast.

Note: Other than a few random references, this episode has nothing to do with running.