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- Episode 291: Faster, Higher, Shorter
- Episode 290: Russian Doping Spectacular (Volume 2)
- Episode 289: New York City Marathon Recap
- Episode 288: New York City Marathon Preview
- Episode 287: Great Intentions
- Episode 286: Absolute Speed
- Episode 285: Chicago Marathon Preview + Nick Zaccardi Interview
- Episode 284: Insole Man
- Episode 283: The Dream Meet
- Episode 282: When September Ends….
- Episode 281: Zurich Recap/Brussels Preview
- Episode 280: Beijing Breakdown
- Episode 279: World Championships Halftime Report
- Episode 278: 2015 IAAF World Championships Preview
- Episode 277: Dress Rehearsal
- Episode 276: 8 and a Half Mile
- Episode 275: The Beginning of the End
- Episode 274: Genzebe The Great
- Episode 273: Not That Impossible
- Episode 272: David Epstein Interview + Paris Diamond League Recap
Jason and Kevin discuss the first half of the Diamond League finale in Zurich including Lashawn Merritt and Almaz Ayana’s impressive victories, David Rudisha’s sub-par end to his season and Asbel Kiprop’s effortless win.
The guys also look ahead to Friday’s meet in Brussels and talk about an interesting 200m match-up with Wayde Van Niekerk and Justin Gatlin and how fast Allyson Felix needs to run to win Athlete of the Year.
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Jason and Kevin wrap up the 2015 World Championships by reviewing the biggest surprises of the meet including Genzebe Dibaba’s loss in the 5000m, Justin Gatlin’s struggles, some curious American relay decisions and the shocking result in the women’s high hurdles.
The guys also touch on Allyson Felix’s 4 x 400m split, Wayde Van Niekerk’s run into history, Mo Farah and Usain Bolt’s perfect meet and Ashton Eaton’s world record.
With the help of World Championship media veteran, Jim McDannald, Jason and Kevin discuss the highs and lows of the first four days of action in Beijing.
Jason and Kevin run through all of the story lines ahead of the 2015 World Championships. Can Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin? How will Genzebe Dibaba approach her quest for two gold medals? Are Kirani James, Mutaz Essa Barshim or Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in danger of being upset in Beijing? Will Evan Jager, Wayde Van Niekerk and Elaine Thompson breakthrough?
Also, the guys touch on doping news that could bring silver medals to Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan, review the dispute between Nick Symmonds and USATF and dispel Eminem’s 800m history.
Jason and Kevin discuss the standoff between Nick Symmonds and USATF that resulted in the U.S. 800m champion not making the trip to Beijing for the World Championships. Also, the guys discuss Ajee Wilson’s injury, Olympic economics, the never ending doping revelations and books about running.
-Abandoned Olympic venues
-John Oliver on stadium funding in the United States
-Study on reaction time
Again to Carthage
The Four-Minute Mile
Run to Overcome
Duel in the Sun
Bowerman and the Men of Oregon
Running with Joy
Running with the Kenyans
Kings of the Road
Running for My Life
Meb for Mortals
The Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner
God on the Starting Line
Racing in the Rain
Born to Run
Natural Born Heroes
Life Outside the Oval Office
Eat & Run
Why We Run: A Natural History
Running: A Global History
Silence of Great Distance & Cold, Clear Day
Jason and Kevin dissect Allyson Felix’s choice to run the 400, the latest doping investigation involving the IAAF and Kenya, David Rudisha’s loss in Nairobi and Eminem’s treadmill adventures.
Then, the guys answer listener email about the UK selection policy for the World Championships, reaction times for sprinters, gender testing in track and field and running up very steep hills.
Jason and Kevin discuss Usain Bolt’s return to the track, Genzebe Dibaba’s decision to double, David Rudisha’s struggles with Nijel Amos and Andre De Grasse’s lane eight magic.
The guys also chat about Boston’s failed Olympic bid, a two-mile race straight uphill, running at Shawshank and Ashton Eaton’s plan to stay cool.
Jason and Kevin discuss Genzebe Dibaba’s world record, Asbel Kiprop sub 3:27 1500m and all the other incredibly fast action in Monaco. The guys touch on Shannon Rowbury’s American record, Justin Gatlin’s ho-hum win, a surprising name in the men’s 800 and a new/old steeplechase rival for Emma Coburn.
-US men’s 4 x 100 pulled from the race in Monaco over sponsor dispute
-Saint John Track Club runs the 32 x 50
-Let’s Run story on Mike Rossi
Jason and Kevin discuss Genzebe Dibaba’s chance at double World Championship gold, Justin Gatlin’s ineligibility for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award, Mo Farah’s choice words for Andy Vernon and a 100-year-old man running the 100 meters.
The guys also talk about the upcoming Monaco Diamond League meet, Scott Jurek’s Appalachian Trail record, Kara Goucher’s public statement and sprinters facing off against cross country skiers.
–A Long Walk’s End (Appalachian Trail story)
-Allyson Felix story
Investigative reporter David Epstein joins Jason and Kevin to discuss his story about Alberto Salazar breaking anti-drug rules. David describes his reaction to Salazar’s response, the likelihood of Salazar facing a suspension and the next steps in the case.
After the interview, Jason and Kevin recap the Paris Diamond League meet, relive Evan Jager’s wild American record race, argue about who has the best chance to beat Justin Gatlin, and make a plea for Allyson Felix to ditch the relays.
-“Catch Me If You Can” documentary about Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project
-Alberto Salazar’s open letter
-David Epstein’s response
-Epstein’s book, “The Sports Gene“
-Congressman thinks Guam might tip over