Episode 233: Chicago Marathon Preview

Jason and Kevin run through all the story lines heading into the Chicago Marathon including:

-Can Kenenisa Bekele handle a deep field in his second marathon?
-Do the men have a chance at the world record?
-Are there any women who can contend with Rita Jeptoo?
-Where will the first American place?
Also, the guys dive into the ongoing Justin Gatlin controversy, discuss a man’s failed attempt to run across the ocean and read more nominees for the world’s slowest name.

Episode 232: Interview with Science of Sport’s Ross Tucker

Ross Tucker of the Science of Sport website¬†joins Kevin to discuss Dennis Kimetto’s world record, the likelihood of a sub two-hour marathon and the reasons behind the Kenyan dominance in the event.

Ross also shares his opinion on the “blade jumper,” the current state of anti-doping efforts, and tells what is was like being in South Africa during the Caster Semenya and Oscar Pistorius controversies.

For more analysis, be sure to check out his website and follow him on Twitter.

Episode 231: Berlin Marathon Recap

Jason and Kevin discuss Dennis Kimetto’s world record in the marathon, Shalane Flanagan’s podium finish and all the other headlines from the world’s fastest marathon.

Episode 230: Berlin Marathon Preview

Jason and Kevin discuss all the angles of Sunday’s Berlin Marathon including Shalane Flanagan’s chances at the American record, the likelihood of a men’s world record and the use of male rabbits in the women’s race.

Also, the guys reignite the Ryan Hall/Alan Webb/Dathan Ritzenhein debate, breakdown the Wallace Spearmon’s positive drug test and speculate about the possibilities of a jet pack that can help you run a sub four mile

Episode 229: The Fourth Anniversary Show

Jason and Kevin celebrate their fourth year of podcasting and reminisce about their favorite show moments, reflect on the 2014 track and season and look ahead to the fall marathon season.

The guys also discuss the Continental Cup, Lolo Jone’s brief appearance on Dancing with the Stars and Ryan Hall’s new coach.

Episode 228: The Fosbury Cops

Jason and Kevin bid farewell to the Diamond League and recap another historic high jump competition, debate the American and international athletes of the year and look ahead to the favorites and sleepers for the 2015 season.

The guys also discuss Mo Farah’s controversial half marathon, preview the Fifth Avenue Mile and analyze why runners still wear bibs on their chest.

Episode 227: The Penultimate

Jason and Kevin discuss Jenny Simpson’s diving win, David Rudisha’s new tactics, Tyson Gay’s struggles and all the other headlines from the Zurich Diamond League meet.

Also, the guys chat about the season’s second world record, two track athletes who didn’t make it in the NFL and Usain Bolt’s worldwide tour.

Episode 226: Predicting the Future

Jason and Kevin discuss Usain Bolt’s decision to end his season after just three races, Justin Gatlin comparing himself to Batman and Alexa Eframinson’s decision to turn professional.

Also, the guys forecast the Zurich Diamond League meet and tell you how long Asafa Powell will lead the 100, why David Rudisha will win, and which American will set an American record.

Episode 225: Shirtless in the Steeple

Jason and Kevin discuss Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad shirtless celebration, Mo Farah’s double win, the ascendent Adam Gemili and all of the other highlights from the European Championships.

The guys also preview the week’s Diamond League meets, including marquee races featuring Jenny Simpson and Galen Rupp, and speculate about the triple jump potential of for NFL player David Wilson.

Episode 224: Euro Champs

Jason and Kevin discuss Mo Farah’s win at the European Championships, Chris Solinsky’s cross country move, Kenenisa Bekele’s decision to run the Chicago Marathon and the reason why you should never drink something called Anabolic Nitro Extreme Energy Surge.