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.
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The king of all track and field linkers, Ken Goe, provides his Monday links.
Jesse Squire names his college athletes of the week.
Luke Cyphers of ESPN details the injury struggles that have plagued Tyson Gay since 2007. Cyphers reiterates the nerve-wracking news (for Tyson Gay fans) that he has no races planned until the Olympic Trials in June.
NPR story on Katherine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. The article features photos of the textbook body check that Switzer’s boyfriend, Thomas Miller, threw on race director Jock Semple when Semple tried to physically stop Switzer during the race. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has fined Miller $10,000.
After winning the 100 and 200 over the weekend at the Jamaican Champs meet, Delano Williams’ citizenship status is the subject of some scrutiny. Advice to British sprinters thinking of complaining: Run faster and don’t let an eighteen-year-old with a best of 20.53 beat you.
Curtis Anderson of the Eugene Register-Guard gives an early preview of Saturday’s Pepsi Team Invitational at Hayward Field.
Anderson thinks Ashton Eaton is ready for London after posting some impressive marks yesterday. I urge caution and remember the mantra: DanO’Brien1992DanO’brien1992DanO’Brien1992
Adidas and Flotrack profile Florida prep star Marvin Bracy. Don’t let all those shots of the “three strips” fool you, he is an amateur athlete.
Ross Tucker devotes three topics in his “Olympic Rings” column to track and field.
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