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- Episode 368: Excessive Celebration
- Episode 367: Millrose Games Recap
- Episode 366: Stampy Fastrace
- Episode 365: Beautiful Running Posture
- Episode 364: Run Through a Wall
- Episode 363: Interview with Kyle Merber
- Episode 362: Eaton retirement + interview with Phoebe Wright
- Episode 361: TCAE
- Episode 360: 2016 Awards
- Episode 359: Breaking 2 with Alex Hutchinson of Runner’s World
- Episode 358: Sub 2 and Abdi Too
- Episode 357: Interview with Molly Huddle
- Episode 356: Thankstaking
- Episode 355: NCAA Cross Country Championship Recap
- Episode 354: NCAA Cross Country Championship Preview
- Episode 353: Mary K. Stride
- Episode 352: 2016 New York City Marathon Preview
- Episode 351: Cubs Win! And Other Running Related Topics
- Episode 350: Jessica Ennis….Goodbye
- Episode 349: Florence The Machine
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.
Jason and Kevin talk with Olympian and American record holder Molly Huddle about her experience in the New York City Marathon, which distances she plans to race in the future, where she developed her aggressive racing style, who her favorite people are to compete against and being the only member of her high school’s cross country team.
Then, the guys discuss the selections of Almaz Ayana and Usain Bolt as IAAF’s Athletes of the Year, Alberto Salazar coaching 1500m star Sifan Hassan, Vin Lananna’s successful bid for USATF presidency and an epic retelling Yuki Kawauchi’s last marathon.
Jason and Kevin discuss the Thanksgiving day races involving Ben True, Galen Rupp, German Fernandez and Mary Cain, Chris Derrick’s fastest 10,000m since 2012, the contest between Vin Lananna and Jackie Joyner-Kersee for USATF president, another gold medal for Jessica Ennis and more dysfunction at the highest levels of the Kenyan federation.
Also, Kevin voices his strong support for the sixth runner tiebreaker in cross country and Jason does his annual Turkey Trot recap.
-Snow on the infield during Chris Derrick’s 10,000m in Japan
–Vin Lananna vs. Jackie Joyner-Kersee for USATF president
-Kenyan Olympic dysfunction
-Latest ARD report into doping and IAAF corruption
Jason and Kevin chat about Patrick Tiernan denying Edward Cheserek a fourth straight NCAA Cross Country title, the historical context of Oregon women’s team upsetting the field, a surprise winner in the women’s individual race and the tie-breaking procedure in the NCAA.
The guys also discuss the Division 3 runner who got hit by a deer in a cross country race, Devon Allen’s decision to turn professional, Usain Bolt’s search for a narrative, Eliud Kipchoge racing through pollution and javelin competitions based on accuracy.
-Jesse puts Oregon’s upset in context
-Devon Allen goes pro, focuses on track
-Another Bolt interview
-Event list for Nitro Athletics in Australia
-Where will Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce train?
-Interview with the runner who got hit by a deer (video embedded)
-Eliud Kipchoge wants to run in polluted air
-More DQs from 2008 Olympics
-New 32 x 50m world record from the University of Michigan Running Club
Jason and Kevin chat with the USTFCCA’s Kyle Terwillegar about Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Championships. Kyle weighs in on all the top storylines including:
-The threats to Edward Cheserek’s fourth straight title
-The strategic redshirting of the NAU men’s team
-A historically good women’s team from Colorado
-The darkhorses in the men’s and women’s field
-The best names in collegiate cross country
Then, the guys discuss Sydney McLaughlin’s decision to attend Kentucky, how Paula Radcliffe compares with Wilt Chamberlin, possible locations for Galen Rupp’s next marathon and Jason’s conversation with Randall Cunningham.
Jason and Kevin recap Sunday’s New York City Marathon and discuss the runaway victories from Mary Keitany and Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Molly Huddle’s debut in third place, the surprise run from Abdi Abdirahman and all the other highlights from the race.
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
-Javelin trick shot video
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.
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.
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.
-Washington Post story about Max Siegel
-Mo Farah runs on Japanese game show
-Shawn Barber tests positive for cocaine after kissing a woman he met on Craig’s List
–Full decision in Barber case
-Diego Estrada’s ankle