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LetsRun.com's weekly podcast where we go behind the scenes of the professional running, marathoning, and track and field world.

    Blowout Valencia Preview, Fast Times in Delhi, Guest Nick Cordes on Thorvaldson-Brown Showdown

    Blowout Valencia Preview, Fast Times in Delhi, Guest Nick Cordes on Thorvaldson-Brown Showdown

    The Valencia Marathon and Half Marathons are here and they are STACKED. Jodan Hasay represents America in the marathon and Emily Sisson is after Molly Huddle's American half-marathon record. Lawrence Cherono, Birhanu Legesse and Lelisa Desisa square off in the marathon as the world records could go in the half with Letesenbet Gidey in her debut, and Rhonex Kipruto, Jacob Kiplimo and and Kibiwott Kandie in the men's race.

    Sound Running's The Track Meet is here with King Cheserek in action along with Weini Kelati making her pro debut.

    Plus we've got the unofficial high school cross country national championship on the girls' side with Sydney Thorvaldson and Brynn Brown squaring off at the High School Cross Country National Invite in Lubbock. Lubbock Christian coach Nick Cordes (former World Half team member and husband to NCAA champ Leigh Daniel) joins us @ 78:18 to discuss the meet and discuss how it came about.

    We preview all that action plus look back at the great half marathon action in New Delhi, Killian Jornet going for ultra running's greatest record and ending up in the hospital and more.

    Podcast is sponsored by The Marathon Project Virtual Challenge. Want to race a 5k, and/or 10k, and/or half-marathon, and/or marathon, get a performance half-zip while supporting your favorite pro runners at the same time?

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    Show notes:
    3:58 Valencia stacked and prize $
    9:58 Emily Sisson and Jordan Hasay in Valencia
    22:38 Valencia full
    26:54 Valencia half- world records could go
    35:58 Fast time and $99k in New Delhi
    45:06 The Track Meet - King Ches, pro debut of Weini Kelati and immigration status of both
    60:19 Jon girlfriend or Rojo sub 20
    61:20 Michael Capiraso out at New York Road Runners
    71:48 Killian Jornet comes up short and ends up in hospital
    78:18 Nick Cordes on High School Cross Country National Invite
    89:23 Supporters Only content on Sarah Fuller becoming first Power 5 female football player, Title IX

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Gobble, Gobble: Guest Ben Rosario + Non Turkey Trot Racing with High School Star Jenna Hutchins, 36 Year-Old Keira D’Amato, JFK 50 Miler (Sponsored by The Marathon Project)

    Gobble, Gobble: Guest Ben Rosario + Non Turkey Trot Racing with High School Star Jenna Hutchins, 36 Year-Old Keira D’Amato, JFK 50 Miler (Sponsored by The Marathon Project)

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    Frequent guest of the podcast and possibly 2020 coach of the year, HOKA NAZ Elite coach Ben Rosario, joins us at 61:30 to discuss his team’s success in 2020, pandemic racing, and the last big marathon in America in 2020 which he is putting on, The Marathon Project. 

    Prior to that we break down Keira D’Amato’s American record, Jenna Hutchins incredible high school XC time, the 2021 Diamond League schedule, the JFK 50 miler, Turkey Trots being cancelled, liquor stores being closed, and a lot more.

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    Guest Ken Goe Retires and Talks Alberto & Nike, + Manangoi Accepts Blame, Kipruoto in Trouble

    Guest Ken Goe Retires and Talks Alberto & Nike, + Manangoi Accepts Blame, Kipruoto in Trouble

    Ken Goe, the long-time track and field writer for the Oregonian retired after 43 years and joined us at 73:45 to talk his career, the state of track and field, and of course everything Nike including Alberto Salazar, Phil Knight, and Vin Lananna.

    Prior to that Elijah Manangoi accepts blame for a doping offense, Conseslus Kipruto is charged with serious crimes in Kenya (statutory rape), doping conspiracies are unanimously illegal in US Congress, Sara Hall's deleted thread of week and marathon chances, James Li retires and a lot more including a few Rojo's rants.

    Plus, Rojo asks Wejo if he thinks Paula Radcliffe is clean or like Trevor Bauer. Wejo is answering this question in a private Supporters Club only AMA.

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    Links:


    Wejo on whether he thought Paula was clean in 2015.
    Wejo AMA 2020: On whether he thinks Paula is clean now (Supporters Club only)
    Deleted Thread of Week: Sara Hall posts "No Mechanical Doping" sign with (cheating?) Saucony shoes in Flag
    James Li retires
    Tucson.com article on problems at Arizona program
    “I Made A Mistake”: Elijah Manangoi Does What Christian Coleman Refuses To Do, Owns Up to Missing 3 Drug Tests
    Why Are NCAA Indoors And NCAA XC Scheduled For The Same Weekend? And Will They Happen At All?
    Olympic Steeplechase Champion Conseslus Kipruto Charged With Having Sex With A Minor

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    • 2 hrs 16 min
    A Tale of 2 Marathoners, The Kiss, Discrimination is Bad Plus Positive Press for Christian Coleman

    A Tale of 2 Marathoners, The Kiss, Discrimination is Bad Plus Positive Press for Christian Coleman

    A Tale of 2 Marathoners: Jordan Hasay runs 74:27 for the half marathon. 17-year-old Tierney Wolfgram runs 2:31:49 to crush the American junior record in the marathon.

    Clemson cuts its men's track team and we remind you discrimination is bad. Christian Coleman gets some positive press, we have some covid spring marathon talk, and tell you why Eliud Kipchoge needs to run New York.

    Want bonus content? LRC Supporters Club members get discussion of Noah Lyles' racist states tweet, Wejo's big election outcome bet and Rojo's political hot take. Join today: https://www.letsrun.com/subscribe to support your favorite running site, and get a special podcast feed, a private forum, and huge savings on running shoes. Right now SC Members save 20% on Running Shoes online.

    We end with part II of Matt Hart interview on his book Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception (review here) on Jerry Schumacher being a background source for the book + the alleged Alberto Salazar attempted Kiss on Kara Goucher. Part 1 Here. Buy Win at All Costs here.

    Show notes:
    6:46 Jordan Hasay's 74:27 Half Marathon *Sarah Lorge Butler Article 16:35 We need a spring major marathon 19:58 America's race cancelled 26:48 William & Mary reinstated, Clemson cancelled 37:15 Discrimination (vs men) is wrong 41:46 College XC beer is here 43:08 Tierney Wolfgram 2:31:49 marathon 49:06 Steve Bartold (Wejo's college coach) RIP 56:38 Kipchoge needs to run NY 66:48 Christian Coleman's case gets NY Times coverage 73:08 Thyroid & Tommy Hughes 78:35 Kara Goucher and alleged Alberto Salazar Kiss 82:43 Part II Of Matt Hart Interview on the alleged Alberto Salazar attempted Kiss on Kara Goucher, Jerry Schumacher and more. Part 1 Here. Buy Win at All Costs book here.

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Molly Huddle, Galen Rupp & Soft American Records, 100m Talk$ + Guest Mike Smith on 'America's Race'

    Molly Huddle, Galen Rupp & Soft American Records, 100m Talk$ + Guest Mike Smith on 'America's Race'

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    Whose American record was softer: Galen Rupp's or Molly Huddle's? Taoufik Makhloufhi in trouble for drugs because a fellow athlete searched his bag, Michael Norman 100m man, what happened to Xavier Carter, how much $ did Christian Coleman lose, plus a little NCAA XC conference action before we talk to Army Coach MIke Smith at 51:04 about America's Race - the XC battle between Army, Navy, and Air Force next week on the historic West Point Plain.

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    Show notes:
    Start: 2020 Election
    4:12 Masks required in Massachusetts outdoors
    7:29 Molly Huddle American 10 Mile, 15k, and 1 Hour Records
    10:13 Galen Rupp American 10 Mile record
    13:29 Alberto Salazar still involved with Galen Rupp?
    16:18 NCAA XC Conference Talk
    24:35 Super Shoes at Japanese Ekiden
    27:15 Taoufik Makhloufhi in trouble because Jimmy Gressier searched his bag. -Thread -Photo
    31:44 Salaries, race, and track in Uganda
    36:31 Michael Norman 100m Man? / What the hell happened to Xavier Carter? -link
    39:58 Christian Coleman lost how much $?
    43:08 Conseslus Kipruto in trouble with law in Kenya
    45:05 Indoor track this year?
    51:04 Guest Mike Smith - Army Track and Field Coach on the America's Race next week vs Air Force and Navy presented by USAA

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Bye Bye Christian Coleman, Leo Manzano Olympic Champ? Special Guest Matt Hart- Author of Alberto Salazar/Nike Win at All Cost Book

    Bye Bye Christian Coleman, Leo Manzano Olympic Champ? Special Guest Matt Hart- Author of Alberto Salazar/Nike Win at All Cost Book

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    Christian Coleman is banned again for three missed drug test and we have little sympathy for his Chipotle, Walmart, Monday Night Football excuse.

    Who is the Olympic 100m favorite? William & Mary women's track and field team stands up for men's team and against discrimination.

    Is Taoufik Makhloufi in trouble?

    Investigative journalist Matt Hart joins us at 63:30 to discuss his new book on the NOP and Alberto Salazar: Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/35CrjZc

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    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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A must for anyone that follows track & field and running.

I’ve always been a fan of the lets run.com website and earlier in 2019 I started listening to their weekly podcast. For my money, this is the best running podcast by a country mile if you’re interested in the top end of the sport. All 3 presenters really know their stuff and the dynamic between them is actually quite funny at times. Keep up the great work.
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