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A quick weekly roundup of the top 5 stories in the running world, broken down in under a couple minutes each.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, listen to our other podcasts, and read our daily content: https://thexc.org

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A quick weekly roundup of the top 5 stories in the running world, broken down in under a couple minutes each.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, listen to our other podcasts, and read our daily content: https://thexc.org

    A (Nike) 10-Second Advantage Over 5K?

    A (Nike) 10-Second Advantage Over 5K?

    The XC's Top 5 Running Show is back. This week, Jakob Ingebrigtsen catches a break, Yohan Blake wants nothing to do with a COVID-19 vaccine, and athletes reckon with the power of the Nike Dragonfly spikes.

    Host: Michael Doyle
    Guests: Alex Cyr, Justin Horneker

    • 24 min
    The Vaporflys of the Track?

    The Vaporflys of the Track?

    Each week, two of our contributors or special guests face off in The XC's Top 5 Running Show, dissecting five stories from the week in the world of distance running and track and field. They offer their best and hottest takes to the host, Michael Doyle, who rewards them in points.
    The panelist with the deepest knowledge and hottest takes will emerge from this five-lap sprint of ideas the victor. The prize? We give them the mic atop the podium to tell us something important or exciting they want to share with you. And seven days of bragging rights, of course.

    This week panelists Alex Cyr and Justin Horneker break down:

    Tokyo's organizing committee chairman resigns

    The state of North America's Olympic Trials

    Nike's new too-good-to-be-true Dragonfly track spike, and two jaw-dropping times run in them

    And, finally, we crown the king and queen of the 2021 indoor track season, so far

    We’ll be pushing this show out both as a podcast on The XC’s feed each Monday, and as a video on our YouTube and IGTV channels, at around 7 p.m. ET. So be sure to follow us @thexcorg and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    • 28 min
    What Is the Super Bowl of Running?

    What Is the Super Bowl of Running?

    In this episode of the Top 5 Running Show pits defending champion Justin Horneker against show veteran and nerd runner Alex Cyr.
    In this episode, they debate:

    Who took home the Prickly Pear?

    The American Track League - a saving grace, but too soon?

    The father-son 4-minute mile club - which duo did it best?

    Colleen Quigley leaves world famous training group - good move?

    And finally, what is the Super Bowl of running?

    Each week, two of our contributors or special guests face off in The XC's Top 5 Running Show, dissecting five stories from the week in the world of distance running and track and field. They offer their best and hottest takes to the host, Michael Doyle, who rewards them in points.

    The panelist with the deepest knowledge and hottest takes will emerge from this five-lap sprint of ideas the victor. The prize? We give them the mic atop the podium to tell us something important or exciting they want to share with you. And seven days of bragging rights, of course.

    We’ll be pushing this show out both as a podcast on The XC’s feed each Monday, and as a video on our YouTube and IGTV channels, at around 7 p.m. ET. So be sure to follow us @thexcorg and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Host: Michael Doyle
    Guests: Alex Cyr, Justin Horneker

    • 27 min
    Of Course the Gamestop Mastermind Is a Runner

    Of Course the Gamestop Mastermind Is a Runner

    Each week, two of our contributors or special guests face off in The XC's Top 5 Running Show, dissecting five stories from the week in the world of distance running and track and field. They offer their best and hottest takes to the host, Michael Doyle, who rewards them in points.

    This week's topics:

    The Gamestop Reddit mastermind was a near 4-minute miler!

    Will the NCAA ban wavelight technology?

    HBO's Real Sports takes a look a the Nike Oregon Project scandal

    The American Track League is pulling all-star talent

    The 2021 Florida Summer Olympics?

    The panelist with the deepest knowledge and hottest takes will emerge from this five-lap sprint of ideas the victor. The prize? We give them the mic atop the podium to tell us something important or exciting they want to share with you. And seven days of bragging rights, of course.

    We’ll be pushing this show out both as a podcast on The XC’s feed each Monday, and as a video on our YouTube and IGTV channels, at around 7 p.m. ET. So be sure to follow us @thexcorg and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Host: Michael Doyle
    Panelists: Andrew Cruickshank, Justin Horneker

    • 27 min
    The Tracksmith Army Fight Back

    The Tracksmith Army Fight Back

    Each week, two of our contributors or special guests face off in The XC's Top 5 Running Show, dissecting five stories from the week in the world of distance running and track and field. They offer their best and hottest takes to judge Michael Doyle, who rewards them in points. The panelist with the deepest knowledge and hottest takes will emerge from this five-lap sprint of ideas the victor. The prize? We give them the mic atop the podium to tell us something important or exciting they want to share with you. And seven days of bragging rights, of course.

    We’ll be pushing this show out both as a podcast on The XC’s feed, and as a video on our YouTube and IGTV channels, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for our weekly schedule @thexcorg

    Our Top 5 topics this week include:

    Beloved brand Tracksmith gets publicly criticized, and running Twitter responds in force

    Will North American marathon great Cam Levins qualify for the Tokyo Olympics?

    An Olympic gold medallist could get banned eight years for being MIA; is the "whereabouts" rule fair?

    Is this Florida teen the next Usain Bolt?

    What would you rather: train for a 100-miler or an Ironman?

    Hosts: Alex Cyr, Andrew Cruickshank, Michael Doyle

    • 44 min
    The Top 5 Is Now a (Running) Game Show!

    The Top 5 Is Now a (Running) Game Show!

    For more than a year now, we have been producing our Top 5 podcast, which explores what we feel are the five most important stories of the week. As a new year’s resolution, we challenged ourselves to take the concept of the weekly round-up, or “yesterday’s news tomorrow,” and make it a bit more compelling.

    And so, behold, The XC Top 5 Show, the competition that pits two running nerds against each other in order to score meaningless points!

    Each week, two of our contributors or special guests face off, dissecting five stories from the week in the world of distance running and track and field. They offer their best and hottest takes to judge Michael Doyle, who rewards them in points. The panelist with the deepest knowledge and hottest takes will emerge from this five-lap sprint of ideas the victor. The prize? We give them the mic atop the podium to tell us something important or exciting they want to share with you. And seven days of bragging rights, of course.

    We’ll be pushing this show out both as a podcast on The XC’s feed, and as a video on our YouTube and IGTV channels, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for our weekly schedule.

    • 54 min

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