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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.

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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.

    Gidey Goes for WR in Valencia?!, $iegel Got Paid, Ban Kenya? BU 5k, Cross Champs, NXN

    Gidey Goes for WR in Valencia?!, $iegel Got Paid, Ban Kenya? BU 5k, Cross Champs, NXN

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

    We've got a huge week of running with the Valencia Marathon and Letesenbet Gidey possibly targeting the world record to go along with her 5k, 10k, and half marathon marks, plus the US Marathon Champs at CIM, the BU 5k, NXN, and the Cross Champs in Austin Texas.

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    Order of show (SC members get time stamps)
    Max Siegel took home $3.8 million
    Should Kenya be banned for doping?
    NC State in NY Times
    Great weekend action: Could Gidey get marathon WR in Valnecia?
    Rest of Valencia
    Reported Post of the Week -Were they running sub 4 in the 1700s?
    U 5k - How fast will Katelyn Tuohy run?
    Fitness Bank Cross Champs Thursday in Austin

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    What an NCAAs, Katelyn Tuohy Goes Pro, CU Buffs Investigation

    What an NCAAs, Katelyn Tuohy Goes Pro, CU Buffs Investigation

    It's our biggest sale of the year. Use code GOAT50 to save 50% on a Supporters Club membership. https://www.letsrun.com/subscribe?from=public

    We give another look back at the incredible 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships where the men's battle was decided on the tie-breaker and the Katelyn Tuohy and Parker Valby match-up delivered.

    Mike Smith has now coached NAU to 5 NCAA XC titles.

    We debated Katelyn Tuohy turning pro and suggested she sign an NIL deal and then an hour after the pod she signed an NIL deal with adidas so we have an emergency segment on that at 57:21.

    Mark Wetmore's Colorado Buffalo program is being investigated on how they handle diet and eating.


    Show notes (SC members get detailed time stamps)
    How great was NCAA cross?
    Crazy tie break ideas
    Mike Smith's comments on tiebreaker
    Mike Smith audio/ thread of week: Mike Smith's Interview Honesty Blows Me Away
    Mike Smith's legacy
    A look ahead to 2023
    Laurie Henes and NC State make it two in a row
    Katelyn Tuohy and Parker Valby deliver
    2019 audio predictions on Katelyn Tuohy's career
    Should Katelyn Tuohy turn pro?/ Who has more potential Tuohy or Valby?
    57:21 Emergency pod: Katelyn Tuohy turns pro and signs NIL deal with adidas will still run for NC State
    Back to regular podcast and general discussion of NIL deals
    Investigation on how Colorado and Mark Wetmore deal with nutrition / eating issues
    Jakob and NCAA cross and final thoughts
    DIII and DII Nationals

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    The Best NCAAs ever? 2022 NCAA Recap Show - Tuohy over Valby, as NAU Edges Ok State on Tie Breaker (1st 10 minutes of Supporters Club podcast)

    The Best NCAAs ever? 2022 NCAA Recap Show - Tuohy over Valby, as NAU Edges Ok State on Tie Breaker (1st 10 minutes of Supporters Club podcast)

    (This is the 1st 10 minutes of a Supporters Club only podcast. If you want to join, now is your chance use code GOAT50 to save 50% for the first year. Supporters Club members get 2 podcasts a week, exclusive letsrun.com features, less ads, and savings on running shoes)
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    The Katelyn Tuohy vs Parker Valby match-up delivered with Tuohy coming from behind for the win to help NC State repeat as national champions.

    NAU and Oklahoma State tied for the national title with Northern Arizona winning its 6th title in 7 years via the tiebreaker as Charles Hicks got Stanford its first win.


    Show notes: 02:35 Men's team battle comes down to tie-breaker
    11:05 What happened to Stanford?
    19:11 What was the atmosphere like in Oklahoma?
    21:30 Freshman struggle
    23:35 Women's race delivers Tuohy vs Valby showdown
    26:53 Parker Valby audio #1 - she didn't know how much was left in race when Tuohy went by
    28:06 Audio #2 from Valby on tangents
    29:54 Tuohy's post-race comments on being 12 seconds down
    33:11 Will they go sub 15 in 5k in December?
    37:08 NC State's unsung heroes
    43:13 Shout out for Alabama
    47:06 Investigation at University of Colorado

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    • 11 min
    NCAA Cross Country Preview + Who is Athlete of Year? and Return of Molly Seidel

    NCAA Cross Country Preview + Who is Athlete of Year? and Return of Molly Seidel

    The 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships are Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma and we break them down. The Parker Valby, Katelyn Tuohy match-up is nearly year. Is Nico Young the men's favorite? What about the team battles?

    Plus Teshome Mekonen is now a US citizen, could he be an American distance star?

    Molly Seidel and Molly Huddle both raced at the BAA half, what does the future hold for them?

    And we discuss the crazy World Athlete of the Year voting. Who should win on the men's side? Eliud Kipchoge or Mondo Duplantis?

    On the women's side - Sydney McLaughlin or Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

    Play in the $20,022 Coros LetsRun.com NCAAXC Prediction contest. Pick the top 10 from our guide and you could win some great prizes.

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    Show notes: (We're giving timestamps to everyone this week but usually they're only for Supporters Club members)
    04:19 Coros Prediction Contest
    05:33 Did Grant Fisher not win NCAA XC because he's soft?
    08:54 2022 NCAA Preview- Women's race: Parker Valby vs Katelyn Tuohy
    24:42 Men's team battle: Stanford vs NAU vs Ok State vs BYU
    44:48 Nico Young leads wide-open men's individual race
    53:17 Women's team title: NCState vs New Mexico
    62:19 Katelyn Tuohy injury rumor/ update
    65:18 Rojo's editorial on non-binary prize money with Mara Yamauchi gets praise (and criticism)
    75:52 BAA half - Teshome Mekonen a US star?
    85:22 John Kellogg / Jeff Saturday coach talk
    91:49 Molly Seidel and Molly Huddle at BAA Half
    101:27 World Athletics Male Athlete of Year
    107:49 World Athletics Female Athlete of Year

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Craziness at NYC Marathon, Olympic Marathon Trials to Orlando, Big Names on the Move

    Craziness at NYC Marathon, Olympic Marathon Trials to Orlando, Big Names on the Move

    We break down the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon where Sharon Lokedi got the huge upset win, Daniel Do Nascimento went for broke and took a nap on the side of the road, as Evans Chebet got the win.

    (If you're thinking of joining the Supporters Club, now is the time to do it as we have some Supporters Club only audio discussing Galen Rupp in today's podcast.https://www.letsrun.com/subscribe?from=public
    (Supporters Club members get a 2nd podcast every week, exclusive content and savings on running shoes). Thanks to everyone who signed up last week.)

    We give you the inside scoop from New York, grade the Americans, and have praise and a cool story on Abidhamid Nur.

    Then we talk about the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials being awarded to Orlando.

    Then we have the crazy story of Brendan Hebert being a bandit at the Texas high school state meet and talk of Athing Mu going to LA and Cole Hocker and Ben Thomas joining the Oregon Track Club, along with Matthew Centrowitz getting engaged.


    Order of show (Supporters Club members get full time stamps): Sharon Lokedi with huge upset win in NY
    What's next for Lokedi?
    Evans Chebet wins crazy men's race
    The Americans in New York
    Supporters Club only audio on Galen Rupp
    Grading the Americans
    Most tracked runners in New York
    Abdi now with Asics / Rojo says Fauble past his prime
    61:23 Olympic Marathon Trials to Orlando
    Could the US not have 3 people with the standard?
    Cool story of Abihamid Nur + Jenny Simpson update
    Union Athletics Club update
    85:29 Ex UT runner bandits Texas high school state meet
    Oregon Track Club gets Cole Hocker, Ben Thomas, and Reed Brown
    Athing Mu joining Bobby Kersee in LA
    Matthew Centrowitz engaged
    Wejo loses bet with Jon

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    Check out the LetsRun.com store. https://shop.letsrun.com/ We've got the softest running shirts in the business.

    Thanks for listening. Please rate us on itunes and spread the word with a friend. There is a reason we're the #1 podcast dedicated to Olympic level running.

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    New York City Marathon Week is Here, Galen Rupp's Chances, Obiri's Debut, King Ches Voicemail, Austin for the Olympic Trials?

    New York City Marathon Week is Here, Galen Rupp's Chances, Obiri's Debut, King Ches Voicemail, Austin for the Olympic Trials?

    2022 TCS New York City Marathon race week is here and we start previewing the New York City Marathon even though our big blowout show will be the Supporters Club podcast on Friday.

    How will Galen Rupp do? What about Hellen Obiri in her debut? Should we care that incoming NYRR Board Chair Nnenna Lynch had a positive drug test, what about the NYRR giving prize money to non-binary athletes.

    Where should the Olympic Trials be? What about USATF Indoors?

    Plus a great voicemail about King Ches and the women's superstar you've never heard about.

    Join the Supporters Club today to get our big preview podcast on NY from Friday, plus savings on running shoes and a free shirt (if you join for a year). Plus if you don't like it you can cancel and keep our shirt if you sign up by Friday 11/4.


    Show notes: (Supporters Club members get timestamps)
    Start- Join the LRC Supporters Club to get all the NYC content and our big Friday Preview podcast.
    Halloween
    NYC Marathon Week is Here - Galen Rupp's chances, will he even be 1st American?
    Men's Podium talk
    Women's Field - How many contenders are there?
    Incoming NYRR Board Chair Nnenna Lynch had drug positive in 1990s
    Babylon Bee Trolls NYC Marathon
    Where are USATF indoors and the Olympic Trials going to be?
    Should the 2024 Olympic Trials be in Austin?
    The secret women's superstar you've never heard about
    Voicemail of the Week - King Ches, Supershoes, and the American record
    Ryan Hall didn't have super shoes and we still should invalidate 2016 Olympic Marathon results

    Contact us:
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    Want a 2nd podcast every week? And savings on running shoes?
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    Check out the LetsRun.com store. https://shop.letsrun.com/ We've got the softest running shirts in the business.

    Thanks for listening. Please rate us on itunes and spread the word with a friend. There is a reason we're the #1 podcast dedicated to Olympic level running.

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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

ghahyd ,

Robert is the Man

5 stars for Robert’s hot take on Non-binary athlete in “sports”. This prize money stuff is a joke. I’m totally fine with it outside of sports but stop trying to ruin sports and in particular women’s sports. 4.4 stars for Jon and 4.7 for Weldon, we need you guys to go crazy like Robert on various topics haha

Robert McD ,

Keeps you up on track, but at the cost of some sanity

Jonathan Gault does a great job fact checking and keeping the conversation on course. Only reason I still listen. Helps me keep up to date with everything in track but have my hand on the fast forward every time Rojo starts. Rants get tiring quickly

Kangiephil ,

Track Talk at its Best

I love to run and am not a huge track follower, but I get my fix from listening to these guys. The information and inside knowledge is great. Love
The banter between the three hosts. Rojo rants keep me fired up.

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