Episode 256: False Starts

Jason and Kevin discuss Ryan Hall’s struggles, Edward Cheserek’s magnificent mile, Oregon’s distance dominance and the 2015 debuts of Usain Bolt and David Rudisha.
The guys also chat about Portland’s green track, Kaylin Whitnety’s decision to turn professional and Kenenisa Bekele’s scratch from the London Marathon.

Episode 255: NCAA Indoor Preview

Jason and Kevin recap the European Indoor Championships before previewing the NCAA Indoor Championships with the help of Kyle Terwillegar and Dennis Young of the USTFCCCA.
Then, the guys discuss┬áSunday’s┬áLos Angeles Marathon, Jamaica’s newest phenom and an early nominee for the worst rabbit of the year.

Episode 254: USA Indoor Championships Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss Ajee Wilson’s fall, Alysia Montano’s victory, Cas Loxsom’s record, Shannon Rowbury’s dominance and all the other highlights of the USA Indoor Championships.
The guys also talk about which winter success stories on the track will translate to medals in August, Usain Bolt losing his first race of the year, the controversy surrounding Hamza Driouch and gambling on the Olympics.

Episode 253: Hakuna Dibaba

Jason and Kevin discuss the staggering world records by Genzebe Dibaba and Mo Farah, Mutaz Essa Barshim’s personal best, the end of an era for two marathon greats and the upcoming US Indoor Championships.
Then, the guys are joined by Nick Scarpello of the Encinitas Mile to discuss the logistical challenges with staging a road race, attracting elite athletes on a limited budget and a potential dog mile world record.

Episode 252: Millrose Games Recap

Jason and Kevin recount Ashton Eaton’s astonishing leap, Matthew Centrowitz’s smooth victory, Mary Cain’s struggles and all of the other headlines from the Millrose Games.
Then, the guys discuss the Twitter spat between Mo Farah and Andy Vernon, preview the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix and admire the legacy of Abebe Bikila.

Episode 251: Interview with Emma Coburn

Jason and Kevin interview steeplechaser Emma Coburn about her unratified American Record, winning a Diamond League race, her first meeting with coach Mark Wetmore, geese in the water pit and more!

Then, the guys talk about the results from the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, USA cross country and finally catch up on emails.

Episode 250: Interview with Queen Harrison + Armory Track Invitational Recap

Olympic hurdler Queen Harrison joins Jason and Kevin and discusses her origins in the sport, misconceptions about hurdling, aiming for two gold medals and her quest to be fabulous and fashionable on the track.
The guys also recap the action from the Armory Track Invitational, preview the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix and react to the news that running could kill you.

Episode 249: Interview with Annie Bersagel

US marathon champion Annie Bersagel joins the guys to discuss living and training in Norway, her experience placing 10th in last year’s New York City Marathon, balancing running with working as a lawyer, how to avoid boredom on 18 mile treadmill runs and what to do when a race gives you a giant beer stein.
After the interview, Jason and Kevin recap the Dubai Marathon, preview the first major indoor meet of the season and delve deeper into the world of Strava.

Episode 248: You Down With FKT?

Jason and Kevin dissect the full Boston Marathon fields, Diego Estrada’s half-marathon debut, a budding collegiate pole vault rivalry and the phenomenon of fastest known times (FKTs).
The guys also preview the Dubai Marathon, analyze how to run 26 miles on a baseball diamond and wonder why elite runners never think they have talent.

Episode 247: Odds On

Jason and Kevin discuss the hyped London Marathon field, Kenenisa Bekele’s marathon double, Meb Keflezighi’s chance at a repeat in Boston, Shalane Flanagan’s main obstacles and all the other spring marathon headlines.
The guys also chat about the victories by Garrett Heath and Chris Derrick at the Great Edinburgh cross country race, Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid, gambling at the Olympics and 105 runners coming together to break a world record.