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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.

    NCAA Cross Champions Whittni Orton and Conner Mantz (Guests)

    NCAA Cross Champions Whittni Orton and Conner Mantz (Guests)

    We've got a special edition of the Friday 15 with NCAA Cross Country Champions Whittni Orton and Conner Mantz from BYU. They talk about their NCAA wins and their professional futures. Whittni may be trying to go sub 15 for 5k next week and Conner may target Ryan Hall's 59:43 American record in the half marathon.

    Whittni is at the start and Conner at 37:04.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    NCAA XC Recap, Mantz the Best Since Rupp? Jacob Kiplimo 57:31 Half Marathon World Record

    NCAA XC Recap, Mantz the Best Since Rupp? Jacob Kiplimo 57:31 Half Marathon World Record

    The 2021 NCAA Cross Country Champs are in the books and Jacob Kiplimo has run 57:31 for the half marathon in Lisbon.

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    Start: Rojo's special gift, Turkey Trot rules, LetsRun.com constitution
    8:27 NCAA Women's Race
    17:46 Recruiting, transfers
    25:21 Not everyone improves - comparing NCAA XC 2020 vs 2021
    28:39 Men's race: 5 of 6 for NAU
    31:15 Love for Iowa State
    36:17 Conner Mantz NCAA XC title #2, the best American distance runner since Rupp?
    49:43 Breaking News: NAU really didn't win
    51:37 Notre Dame men the biggest disappointment
    58:09 NAU #1 thanks to 5th Man Brodey Hasty
    61:33 Jakob Kiplimo 61:33 Half Marathon World Record
    67:30 Worst Supporters Club only segment ever! (Join today https://www.letsrun.com/subscribe )

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    NCAA XC Preview, Shelby Houlihan Road Racer?, Turkey Trot Costs, New Transgender Guidelines

    NCAA XC Preview, Shelby Houlihan Road Racer?, Turkey Trot Costs, New Transgender Guidelines

    We preview the 2021 NCAA Cross Country Championships, talk about who might go pro, have a little transgender talk, discuss whether Shelby Houlihan is going to become a road racer, and debate how much a Turkey Trot should cost. Show notes below.

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    Show notes (Join the Supporters Club for bonus audio and full time stamps)
    1:45 NCAA XC Men's Individual Preview + Would Nico Young go pro if he wins?
    NCAA XC Men's Team Preview
    Fake Mike Smith
    37:14 NCAA XC Women's Individual Preview
    NCAA XC Women's Team Preview
    We predict the Michigan Ekiden results
    56:34 IOC New transgender guidelines (rate and review us 5 stars please on itunes)
    How much should a Turkey Trot cost?
    Shelby Houlihan half-marathon/ marathon runner?

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    NYC: Jepchirchir Makes History, Seidel Impresses, Drew Hunter BAACK + Guest Elkanah Kibet Living the American Dream

    NYC: Jepchirchir Makes History, Seidel Impresses, Drew Hunter BAACK + Guest Elkanah Kibet Living the American Dream

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    The 50th NYC Marathon is in the books and Albert Korir (Who?!) is your World Marathon Majors Champion, Peres Jepchirchir is a superstar, and Molly Seidel is a really damn good marathoner.

    What's up with Kenenisa Bekele and a high schooler in Michigan DQ'd for using a profanity in celebration?

    Is Drew Hunter really baaack?

    We end with an interview with Elkanah Kibet @76:59 who is living the American Dream, having run a "monumental race" to PR and finish as the 4th placer in New York and 1st American. His journey to America was almost meant to be and traces back to Daniel Komen and Stephen Cherono.

    Show notes:


    9:50 Albert who?
    19:27 Ben True/ Nathan Martin
    27:18 Annie Frisbie
    29:45 Molly Seidel brings it again
    39:56 What about Kenenisa Bekele?
    48:57 US 5k Champs Drew Hunter is Baaack!? And persecuted?
    59:42 Centro
    61:39 12:52 5k on the Roads
    64:47 Profanity DQ in Michigan. Article here
    75:55 What I learned on the forums: marriage is hell. why haven't we figured out an alternative?
    76:59 Elkanah Kibet 1st American in New York, living the American Dream
    76:69-85:59 The race in NY
    86:00 The training/getting back in WCAP
    101:15 “This was monumental”
    109:00 Daniel Komen/ Stephen Cherono & The Dream of America

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    50th NYC Marathon Preview - Bekele, the Olympic Champ, Molly Seidel

    50th NYC Marathon Preview - Bekele, the Olympic Champ, Molly Seidel

    The 50th New York City Marathon is almost here.

    Kenenisa Bekele will be on the streets of NYC for the first time taking on world half marathon record holder Kibowitt Kandie in his debut. Olympic champ Peres Jepchirchir takes on American Olympic bronze medallist Molly Seidel.

    We break it all down and is this the greatest LetsRun.com thread ever?

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    Order of show (SC Members get timestamps)
    Men's NYC Preview - Bekele vs Kandie
    American men's chances - led by Ben True, Noah Droddy, and Nathan Martin
    36:45 Women's NYC Preview -Jepchirchir, Seidel
    American women's chances - Seidel, Kellyn Taylor, Stephanie Bruce, Sally Kipyego
    Could the course record fall? What about a sub 2:20 in NYC?
    62:46 The greatest thread in LetsRun history? The 2012 NYC Marathon
    World Athletics changes its rules on DQs
    Qanon, JFK Jr and Dallas

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Letesenbet Gidey 62:52, USATF World's Selection Policy Sucks, Athlete of Year, and Beer Mile WR

    Letesenbet Gidey 62:52, USATF World's Selection Policy Sucks, Athlete of Year, and Beer Mile WR

    Letesenbet Gidey ran 62:52 for the half marathon in Valenica and the LRC crew tries to make sense of this amazing record.

    USATF's selection policy for the Worlds Eugene 2022 is out and people aren't happy including Rojo who goes on a rant.

    World Athletics Athlete of Year: Sydney McLaughlin, Yulimar Rojas, or Sifan Hassan? Karsten Warholm or Ryan Crouser?

    The beer mile record is now sub 4:30, some trouble in Oregon.


    Order of show (Supporters Club members have time stamps) Gidey's 62:52
    Paula Radcliffe the big winner? / Super shoes
    Frank Lara runs 61:00
    Thumbs down USATF selection policy for Worlds in the Marathon
    Rojo's rant
    World Athletics AOY
    Beer Mile World record
    Allegations at University of Oregon

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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
246 Ratings

246 Ratings

elilj73 ,

Entertaining and informative

The guys put on a great podcast. A lot of great information plus they tackle issues traditional media is afraid to talk about. Rojos rants are funny plus it is amusing listening to Jon contract him in his mispronounced names. The takes on upcoming races are always informative.

Crab Colson ,

A must-listen for runners

The personalities and the way they play off each other is what makes this a GREAT listen. The show has re-energized my interest in professional running as I was losing tough w the star runners. Plenty of humour too. Great job guys!

Thelazyshrimp ,

Tone deaf

Blatant disrespect to transgender athletes — no one deserves a medal for actually getting someone’s pronouns right. Additionally we should not have to say people’s birth sex when introducing them. Additionally, if any of their “favourite” athletes fall short or if there’s an upset it’s like these guys moan and complain and try to put the other athletes down. Overall yikes

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