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.
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-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 Observerreports 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.
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.