Episode 216: 32 x History

Jason and Kevin recap a busy week of running and discuss David Rudisha’s return to the winner’s circle, the impending rivalry between Mary Cain and Alexa Efraimson, Trayvon Bromell’s world junior record at the NCAA Championships, Ashton Eaton’s improvement in the 400-meter hurdles, the best high jump competition of all-time and the world’s first 32 x 50 relay.

Episode 215: Ato Boldon Interview/Adidas Grand Prix Preview

Ato Boldon of NBC joins Jason and Kevin and discusses his experience at the World Relays in the Bahamas, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s struggles, Allyson Felix’s temporary move to the 400 and why Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake won’t race each other.

The guys also recap the Diamond League meet in Rome, preview the upcoming 32 x 50 relay and debate when music should be played at track meets.

Episode 214: Pre Recap and Rome Preview

Jason and Kevin recap all the performances from last weeks Pre Classic and wonder if there is anything to worry about for Rudisha and Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce.

Then, they preview the upcoming Rome Diamond League, the return of Tyson Gay and another terrible decision by Athletics Kenya.

Episode 213: Relays Recap and Pre Preview

Jason and Kevin review the inaugural World Relays competition and discuss the American baton troubles, the Kenyan world records, Yohan Blake’s fingernails and a violent collision in the 4 x 1500 relay.
Then, the guys preview the Prefontaine Classic and brace themselves for the return of David Rudisha.

Episode 212: Through the Line

Jason and Kevin discuss Taoufik Makhloufi’s early celebration, Emma Coburn’s historic steeplechase win, Allyson Felix’s 2014 debut and Galen Rupp’s surprising loss.
The guys also preview the World Relays, debate road racing etiquette and introduce the next great American running movie.

Episode 211: Interview with Will Leer

Kevin sits down with American 1,500-meter star Will Leer to discuss distance running in Jamaica,  his criticisms of USATF, racing against Asbel Kiprop, success in a non-championship year, the runners with the best beer mile potential and much more.

Episode 210: Standard Deviations

Jason and Kevin discuss Tyson Gay’s reduced doping ban, the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s historic mile, the first American Track League event and a British long jump controversy.

The guys also cover the results from the Jamaica Invitational and Payton Jordan meet and preview Friday’s Doha Diamond League.

Episode 209: Penn/Drake Relays

Jason and Kevin discuss the stellar fields at the Drake Relays, the United States vs. The World in the Penn Relays, Liliya Shobukhova’s doping suspension and the much anticipated debut of the 32 x 50m relay.

Episode 208: Mail Time!

Jason and Kevin convene for the second time in a week to discuss listener email.  Among other topics, the guys discuss:
-The coverage of Meb Keflezighi’s win
-The American men’s team tactics
-Shalane Flanagan’s strategy
-Preferred strategies for dealing with people who don’t think Meb is American
-Mo Farah’s future in the marathon
-The best type of relay runners
-Randy Johnson’s potential as a javelin thrower

Episode 207: Meb’s Moment

Bonus pod! Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon and the guys couldn’t wait to talk about it.