From Los Angeles, Kevin is joined by Daily Relay’s Brendon Desrochers and Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden to chat about the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials.
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Jason and Kevin discuss Wilson Kipsang’s course record, Mo Farah’s debut, the dropped water bottle by Tirunesh Dibaba and all the other highlights of the 2014 London Marathon. Is Kipsang now the best marathoner in the world? Why was the criticism of Farah so harsh? Did the pacemakers hurt both the men’s and women’s races?
Then, the guys look ahead to the Boston Marathon and weigh Shalane Flanagan’s bid to be the first American women’s winner in almost 30 years. In the men’s race, Kevin wonders if anyone can contend with Dennis Kimetto and Jason’s breaks down Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi’s chances.
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Because at least Lance Armstrong isn’t involved in track and field….
-Thanks to friend of the podcast Julian for notifying us that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is running indoors for what appears to be the first time in her career. She told the Jamaican Gleaner over the weekend that she will use the indoor season to prepare for outdoors and will presumably race the 60-meters. Does this mean we might see a women’s sprint world record this winter? Discounting relays, hurdles and oddball events like the 100-yard dash or the 150-meters, the most recent women’s sprint record is from February 9, 1995. That year, Irina Privalova of Russia equaled her mark of 6.92 in the 60-meters from 1993. By comparison, virtually every men’s record has been broken (and re-broken) during that same time period.
Could Fraser-Pryce break the 18-year drought? Perhaps, if she gets enough chances. Her start and drive phase are the strongest part of her race and she has already run, according to the awesome, but highly addictive alltime-athletics.com, 6.88 en route to her win in the 100-meters at the 2009 World Championships.
She could run into some problems finding ample opportunities. The IAAF lists only six “IAAF Indoor Permit” races this season, three of which are on the same weekend. Of course that doesn’t include the Millrose Games and other non-IAAF affiliated meets, but I’m guessing she will want to attempt it at a bigger budget meet. All this to say, Millrose should pay her a bunch of money to race for the record against Chris Johnson, Denard Robinson and Adrian Peterson.
-The international field for the Boston Marathon was released today. Things got a bit tougher for Ryan Hall, Shalane Flanagan and the rest of the Americans.
–Alan Webb explains his new training under Jerry Schumacher of the Oregon Track Club Elite group in Portland. Schumacher is Webb’s fifth coach since high school.
–Ken Goe’s links from Monday.
-The next stop on the Mary Cain Show will be Boston for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
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Jason and Kevin discuss the impressive performances from Shalane Flanagan and Brent Vaughn, marvel at the persistence of Dejen Gebremeskel’s left shoe and wonder about the current state of Alan Webb.
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Jason and Kevin evaluate the Millrose Games, Lukas Verzbicas’ decision and look forward to this weekend’s races in San Diego and Boston.
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Jason and Kevin dissect results from Turkey Trots around the country, comment on the ongoing Footlocker/NXN rivalry and debate the best way to set up a fantasy cross country league.
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