​Episode 341: Olympic Recap with Malcolm Gladwell

Writer, podcaster and track and field fan Malcolm Gladwell joins the show to give his impressions of the Olympics.

Gladwell discusses Galen Rupp’s bronze medal in the men’s marathon (2:30), the success of the Nike Oregon Project (4:45), why he prefers the World Championships to the Olympics (9:00), track shooting itself in the foot (13:45), the tactics of Mo Farah and Matthew Centrowitz (22:30), why Centrowitz should try the 5000m (27:50), the quirkiness of the men’s 1500m final (32:30), Almaz Ayana’s 10,000m world record (34:45), the future of Usain Bolt (39:30), women’s world records in track and field (46:00), the Caster Semenya debate (48:00), solving problems when he runs (1:01:00) and the potential of Clayton Murphy (1:03:00).

Show Notes
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-Gladwell and Nick Thompson’s New Yorker posts about the Olympics.
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