Episode 293: Dark Clouds

Jason and Kevin discuss another rough week in the world of track and field with new doping revelations in Italy, Sebastian Coe’s appearance before British Parliament and the suspension of a top notch Kenyan.  The guys discuss Coe’s decision to give up his role with Nike, the IAAF clearing Paula Radcliffe and Russia’s decision not to fight their ban from the sport.
On a lighter note, Jason gives his yearly Turkey Trot recap, Kevin once again wades into the shorts over tights debate and the guys give a final word on the Athlete of the Year voting.
Show Notes
-Air pollution in Delhi Half Marathon
-Recap of Seb Coe’s day before Parliament
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 292: 2015 NCAA Cross Country Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss the historic NCAA Cross Country Championships with the help of Kyle Terwillegear of the USTFCCA.  Kyle explains how New Mexico put together the best women’s team of all-time, why Edward Cheserek’s third victory in a row might be his best title to date, the formula behind Syracuse’s surprise men’s championship and Molly Seidel snapping the Foot Locker curse.
Kyle also shares his thoughts on Wisconsin’s disappointing season, why the Oregon men haven’t won a title in five years and what he is most excited about for the indoor season.
Also, the guys chat about Usain Bolt being on the Athlete of the Year list ahead of Mo Farah, an athlete protest in Kenya and the best track and field announcers.
Show Notes
-Kyle (and the USTFCCA) on Twitter
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 291: Faster, Higher, Shorter

Jason and Kevin discuss the IAAF’s decision to suspend Russia, the responses from big name athletes, WADA’s suggestion that the IAAF might be suspended and doping in Kenya.
In the less depressing portion of the show, the guys chat about the upcoming NCAA Cross Country Championships, a 17 mile half marathon in Thailand and walk out music for track races.
Show Notes
-Breaux Greer interview
-Sarah Brown story in People Magazine
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 290: Russian Doping Spectacular (Volume 2)

Jason and Kevin discuss the fallout from the independent commission’s report on rampant doping in Russia involving bribes, a secret lab, destroyed samples and misplaced medals. The guys debate if Russia should be banned from international competition, whether or not Seb Coe has the credibility to clean house and the long-term impact this scandal will have on track and field.

Show Notes:
-New York Times piece about Alysia Montano
-Seb Coe interview
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line: 206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 289: New York City Marathon Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss the results of the eventful 2015 New York City Marathon including:
-Mary Keitany’s overpowering win
-Stanley Biwott’s breakthrough last 10 kilometers
-An off day for Wilson Kipsang
-Laura Thweatt’s surprise debut
-Alana Hadley’s struggles
-The ramifications for the US and Kenyan Olympics Trials.

Then, the guys read listener email about Usain Bolt running on Mt. Everest, marathons changing plans on short notice, sabotage stories in track and field and reorganizing NCAA cross country.

Show Notes

Andre “Action” Jackson
9.79* documentary
Alberto Salazar on Justin Gatlin’s sabotage story (from 2006)
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 288: New York City Marathon Preview

Jason and Kevin preview the 2015 New York City Marathon with the help of their friends, Jesse Squire and Dan Rubenstein. Jesse handicaps the field and explains why Mary Keitany is a bigger favorite than Wilson Kipsand and why there is a small American presence this year in New York. Then, Dan joins the show to give his annual review of the start list and shed some light on the celebrity entries in the race.

Show Notes
-Dan’s podcast
-Jesse’s Twitter page
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 287: Great Intentions

Jason and Kevin discuss the hasty decision to hold Kenyan marathon Olympic Trials, the difficulty in following NCAA cross country, Andre De Grasse’s future and Jeremy Wariner running in trainers.

Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 286: Absolute Speed

Jason and Kevin discuss the results of the Chicago Marathon and touch on a few of the key story lines of Sunday’s competition:

-Should the race remain free of pacesetters?
-Is Dickson Chumba now a threat to beat Wilson Kipsang and Eliud Kipchoge?
-Why did the women run faster than last year?
-Is Luke Puskedra the hope for America’s marathoning future?
-Can Deena Kastor qualify for the Olympics?

The guys also chat about Mary Cain’s move back to New York, Usain Bolt’s completely reasonable quest to break 19 seconds in the 200m, Trayvon Bromell turning professional and the history of sprinters stealing bases.

Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Herb Washington–sprinter who stole bases
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

 

Episode 285: Chicago Marathon Preview + Nick Zaccardi Interview

Jason and Kevin preview Sunday’s Chicago Marathon before chatting with Nick Zaccardi of NBC.  Nick discusses the 2015 track season, what it’s like to interview Usain Bolt, the U.S.’s underperformance at the World Championships,  Los Angeles’s bid for the 2024 Olympics and Olympic athlete compensation.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-NBC Olympic Talk website
-Nick’s Twitter page
-Everything you could ever wish to know about the Chicago Marathon
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page

Episode 284: Insole Man

Jason and Kevin reconvene just in time to talk about Eliud Kipchoge running 2:04:00 with his insoles falling out of his shoes at the Berlin Marathon.  Where does this performance rank of Kipchoge’s list of marathon victories?  How does an insole come out of shoe during a race? Who is to blame for the snafu?
The guys also discuss a pair of impressive centenarian stand outs, more money headed to American track and field athletes and Meb Keflezighi’s master’s record in the half marathon.
Show Notes
-Our iTunes page
-Voicemail line:  206-208-9935
-Support the show by visiting our Patreon page
-House of Run Strava page