Jason and Kevin discuss the women’s half marathon world record, the performances of Ajee Wilson, Shaunae Miller, Eric Jenkins, Sifan Hassan, Ben True and Matthew Centrowitz at the Millrose Games, Alysia Montano’s bronze medals and Saturday’s Birmingham Grand Prix.
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Jason and Kevin discuss the latest Genzebe Dibaba indoor world record, Laura Muir’s string of personal bests, the successes and shortcomings of the first two meets of the Nitro Athletics series, IAAF freezing the transfer rules between nations and this weekend’s Millrose Games.
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Jason and Kevin discuss Usain Bolt losing a relay gold medal, Mo Farah criticizing Donald Trump’s executive order, David Rudisha creating a new running meme, Ryan Hall and Michael Wardian running seven marathons in seven days and Wayde Van Niekerk’s desire to double at the World Championships.
The guys also discuss the world records in the men’s indoor 600m and the women’s distance medley relay, the latest information on the Breaking2 course and the open position for US relay coach.
-David Rudisha’s tweet
that started a meme
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Jason and Kevin discuss Kenenisa Bekele’s fall, and DNF, at the Dubai Marathon, a surprising world indoor record, Ryan Hall running seven marathons in seven days and Matthew Centrowitz’s 5000m potential.
The guys also preview Saturday’s New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, put together the best American women’s distance medley relay team and chat about shoes that might make you 3% faster.
-Kenenisa Bekele’s fall in Dubai
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Jason and Kevin chat with American 1500m runner Kyle Merber about his career to date, the secret to a good 1200m leg in a distance medley relay, working with legendary coach Frank Gagliano, dealing with injuries leading up to the Olympic Trials and “making excuses to improve.”
Then, Jason and Kevin discuss Jordan Hasay’s break out performance at the Houston Half Marathon, the impressive women’s field at the London Marathon and much more.
**Note, this episode was recorded before the Dubai Marathon**
-Men’s Houston Half Marathon finish
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Jason and Kevin discuss the surprise retirement of the Eatons, the planned retirement of Nick Symmonds, Laura Muir’s potential in the 5K and Mo Farah’s 7th place finish in Scotland.
Then, the guys are joined by American 800m runner Phoebe Wright. Phoebe discusses the limitations of grit, losing her Nike sponsorship, feeling ‘gross’ during the Olympic Trials final, the finances of track and field, competing against dopers and much more.
-Cyrus Hostetler victory lap during the men’s 5K. Version 1
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Jason and Kevin jump into the new year and offer a series of bold predictions as well as their athletes and events watch in 2017. Which world records are on borrowed time? What events offer the best match-ups?
Then, the guys answer email and discuss some final “Best of” lists from 2016.
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Jason and Kevin review 2016 and discuss the athletes, races, meets, controversies, breakthroughs and surprises that defined the year in running.
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Alex Hutchinson of Runner’s World joins the show to discuss the Nike initiative to break two hours in the marathon. Alex weighs in on why the three runners were chosen for the project, where there are opportunities to improve the existing world record, the impact the event could have on marathoning in the future and the looming debate over shoe technology in the sport.
After the interview, the guys discuss Galen Rupp’s entry in the Boston Marathon, the retirement of Morgan Uceny and the results of The Bowerman Award.
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Jason and Kevin discuss Nike’s plans to host a sub two-hour marathon attempt and review how the course, weather, equipment and pacing could shave time off the existing world record. What is a realistic drop in time? How will this race impact the spring marathon season? How many springs in shoes is too many?
Then, the guys chat with Olympian Abdi Abdirahman about his surprise third place finish at the New York City Marathon, the rise in American distance running, his best Olympic memories, not running until he was 18-years-old and the origin of his nickname, the Black Cactus.
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