Jason and Kevin preview Sunday’s New York City Marathon and discuss Molly Huddle’s first attempt at the distance, the chances of a fully healthy Dathan Ritzenhein, if defending champions Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany are the clear favorites and all the other subplots. Then, Jesse Squire and Dan Rubenstein join the show to make predictions and give their own unique analysis on the race.
-List of celebrities
running the New York City marathon
-Track related “3-1 lead” memes are here
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Jason and Kevin talk about Mary Cain leaving the NOP, Rita Jeptoo losing marathons from 2 years ago and they desperately try to shoehorn the Cubs into every conversation.
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Jason and Kevin bid farewell to Jessica Ennis-Hill, discuss Edward Cheserek’s tempo runs, debate the IAAF Athlete of the Year nominees, rank the World Marathon Majors and figure out which athletes would be the best at chasing down a burglar.
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Jason and Kevin recap the Chicago Marathon and discuss a slow men’s race, Florence Kiplagat’s repeat victory, Diego Estrada’s tumble and Abel Kirui’s finish line dance.
Then, the guys chat about the critical article about USATF CEO Max Siegel, Mo Farah’s appearance on a Japanese game show, the strange positive drug test of Shawn Barber, the perfect cross country course and much more.
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Jason and Kevin preview the Chicago Marathon and discuss if Dickson Chumba and Florence Kiplagat are the clear favorites to win, what Luke Puskedra will do for an encore after his fifth place finish in 2015, which debutante might surprise and who needs to have a bounceback race.
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Jason and Kevin discuss Kenenisa Bekele’s marathon renaissance, his future at the distance and the strong second place finish from Wilson Kipsang.
The guys also discuss Olympic host cities, Usain Bolt racing late night hosts, marathon debuts and the perils of robbing a cross country team.
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Jason and Kevin discuss Sunday’s Berlin Marathon, Devon Allen’s second major knee injury, Tyson Gay trying the bobsled, Mo Farah’s hacked TUE information and the idea of four “majors” in track and field.
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Jason and Kevin discuss Shannon Rowbury’s American record, Elaine Thompson’s case for IAAF Athlete of the Year, David Rudisha’s racing in flats, Caster Semenya’s potential in the 400m, Asbel Kiprop’s malfunctioning shorts and the possibility of another Bolt double.
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Jason and Kevin discuss the revolving door in the women’s 1500m, Evan Jager’s lonely road in the Zurich 5000m, Dafne Schippers and Elaine Thompson going down to the wire and the end of Bernard Lagat’s track career.
Also, the guys preview the Brussels Diamond League meet, look forward to the 2017 track season and share their favorite cross country memories.
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Jason and Kevin discuss Laura Muir’s British record, Ruth Jebet’s world record in the steeplechase, Ryan Bailey bobsledding, Evan Jager in the 5000m, cheering for Galen Rupp, Matthew Centrowitz missing a chance to throw out the first pitch at Camden Yards and much more.
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