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Episode 241: Interview with Alex Hutchinson

Writer Alex Hutchinson joins the show to discuss his New York Times article about doping, the philosophical and scientific debates surrounding performance enhancing drugs and his reaction to Rita Jeptoo’s failed test.

Alex also explains why the next marathon breakthrough might come on a loop course, why it helps to be short if you want to run fast and  the physiological profile of a sub two-hour marathoner.

The Morning Run: September 28th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

-This week’s podcast featuring Ryan Fenton of Flotrack.

-Two strange doping stories.  Athletics Kenya is investigating drug suspicions raised by a German journalist and the Independent Observer reports that many Olympic athletes missed blood tests in London and were not penalized.  Both stories could be nothing or they could be something.  Hope that answers your questions.

-Jesse Squire created a useful chart listing which NCAA cross country teams are competing where this weekend.

-NPR’s story about when Uwe Horn threw the javelin too far.

-British discus thrower Lawrence Okoye will not pursue opportunities in rugby or the NFL and will instead focus on throwing.  Another Okoye (who also had a history of throwing) was pretty successful on the gridiron.

-A photo of Liu Xiang crashing into the first hurdle at the Olympics is being used in a Chinese hospital’s flyer about men’s sexual disorders.  I thought they had censorship for things like this.

-Geoffrey Mutai will be looking for the world record in the marathon in Berlin on Sunday.  Even if he runs 2:02, I doubt Athletics Kenya will be impressed.

-ESPN2 will broadcast the New York City Marathon live on November 4th.

-This pile up from a cross country race in Alaska is phenomenal.

-Kevin

Episode 18: Phoenix to Dubai

Jason and Kevin discuss cross country and road races results from the weekend, debate the proper way for a distance runner to announce their college decision and explain why it is a bad idea to throw something at Chris Solinsky.

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Episode 15: Winners and Losers

In their longest episode to date Jason and Kevin discuss the Bowerman award, the doping investigation in Spain and the biggest embarrassments in the history of track and field.

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Episode 6: Sammy’s Major Payday

Jason and Kevin reflect on the outstanding Chicago Marathon, the disappointing results of the Commonwealth Games and discover the true meaning of “the move.”

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