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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.

    Jakob's 3:26, Matthew Centrowitz Part 2, Jess Hull WR, Slowest Olympians, Paris Course

    Jakob's 3:26, Matthew Centrowitz Part 2, Jess Hull WR, Slowest Olympians, Paris Course

    USA Olympic 1500m legend Matthew Centrowitz reflects on his career at 85:28. (Part 1 of the Centro interview is here).

    Prior to that we break down all thing Monaco including Jakob Ingebrigtsen's 3:26.73 European record in the 1500 and Jess Hull's world record in the 2000m. What's Jakob's best strategy to defeat Josh Kerr?

    Plus Kate Grace retires, thread of the week, Daniel Do Nascimento popped, Femke Bol goes sub 51, a Noah Lyles betting update, and Keira D'Amato has a new coach.

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    Show notes: 0:00 Full Podcast Monaco + Centro
    00:45 Special Supporters Club offer
    01:29 Start
    05:25 Monaco and Jakob's 3:26 1500
    10:15 What's Jakob's best strategy . Thread:More shots fired at Kerr by Jakob? 'So for the people that only show up once, of course it's easy to be lucky and succeed.'
    12:28 Post- Jakob's flawed strategy
    23:13 Nordas as pacemaker?
    28:50 Jess Hull world record
    29:50 Voicemail of Week *Sodium bicarbonate article
    35:15 Kate Grace retires *thread
    40:27 1st female sub 2:00 by Japanese woman
    43:44 Rojo's ego boost
    46:31 The slowest Olympians
    51:40 Olympic marathon course and Boilermaker
    58:34 On super shoe NY Times feature *link
    01:00:20 Daniel Do Nascimento tests positive *Link
    01:05:04 Keira D'Amato now coached by Ed Eyestone *link
    01:09:07 Rojo on grand slam track league and Josh Kerr's comments *Thread
    01:10:40 Noah Lyles update
    01:15:38 Femke Bol goes sub 51 *video
    01:17:13 Thread of Week: What male today could win the most number of female gold medals?
    01:25:28 Matthew Centrowitz Part 2
    01:29:31 More on Rio 2016
    01:34:33 What are highlights of career?
    01:40:05 Liquori/Ryun
    01:42:05 His tactical genius
    01:49:17 Best workout
    01:57:27 What's next?
    02:02:51 Announcing takes
    02:07:03 Mark Wetmore out at CU
    02:14:06 Scholarships at Oregon
    02:16:08 Becoming a dad
    02:19:27 From Part 1: Who is going to the 2024 Olympics?
    Part 1 With Centro here

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    • 2 hr 25 min
    Jess Hull 3:50.83, Wolfe Over Blanks, Is Hassan in Trouble? LOADED Monaco preview + Kipyegon world record

    Jess Hull 3:50.83, Wolfe Over Blanks, Is Hassan in Trouble? LOADED Monaco preview + Kipyegon world record

    Track Talk: Record-Breaking Performances, Doping Controversies, and Olympic Prep In this episode of Track Talk, the hosts dive into recent record-breaking performances in the men's 800m and women's 1500m races, focusing on key races in Paris and potential doping issues. They preview the upcoming Monaco Diamond League event featuring athletes like Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Timothy Cheruiyot, and Niels Laros. Discussions cover the status of the U.S. and Ethiopian Olympic teams and the doping controversy surrounding American high school sprinter Issam Asinga. The episode also examines Jakob Ingebrigtsen's race tactics and Olympic readiness, the performances of Josh Kerr, Cole Hocker, Graham Blanks, and Parker Wolfe, and Sifan Hassan's recent struggles and potential Olympic event choices. The episode wraps up by encouraging listener engagement and promoting the Let's Run supporters club for exclusive content.

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    Show notes: 0:00 Start *Join the Supporters Club for 25% off with code CLUB25
    04:00 JESS HULL 3:50.83 (Faith Kipyegon 3:59.04 WR)
    06:16 Thread: Jess Hull progression
    16:49 Post of Week by Ruton Towers XC
    22:15 What's it mean for Americans
    25:05 Ethiopian Olympic team snub *Thread
    31:43 Men's 800: 3 1:41s
    38:41 Tebogo vs Lyles in Monaco at 200 + Kishane Thompson over Tebogo in Hungary
    45:31 Issam Asinga "Gatorade" doping case
    01:02:20 Phil Norman Olympic snub *link
    01:04:07 Monaco 1500 -Ingebrigtsen vs Nuguse vs Cheruioyt vs Laros vs Gourley
    01:05:08 Niels Lars U20 1000m record *link
    01:11:57 Jakob and Nuguse
    01:16:32 Sifan Hassan 4:04 1500
    01:24:17 Femke Bol 50.02
    01:26:02 Graham Blanks makes Olympic team over Parker Wolfe

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Paris WR Bonanza! Faith Kipyegon 3:49.04 WR, Hull 3:50.8, Muir 3:53.7, Deepest 800 Ever, Yaroslava Mahuchikh World Record High Jump

    Paris WR Bonanza! Faith Kipyegon 3:49.04 WR, Hull 3:50.8, Muir 3:53.7, Deepest 800 Ever, Yaroslava Mahuchikh World Record High Jump

    The Paris Diamond League is the home of the world record as Yaroslava Mahuchikh broke the women's high jump world record from 1987 with a leap of 2.10 meters, Faith Kipyegon lowered her women's 1500 meters world record to 3:49.04, as Jess Hull ran an Aussie record of 3:50.83 and Laura Muir a British record of 3:53.79 NR.

    The men's 800 was the deepest ever as Djamel Sedjati emerged victorious in a historic race, clocking 1:41.56, followed closely by Emmanuel Wanyonyi and Gabriel Tual, both achieving sub-1:42 times.

    We break it all down.

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    Show notes:
    0:00 Start - what a meet
    05:08 Faith Kipyegon 3:49.04 World record, Jess Hull 3:50.83 NR, Laura Muir 3:53.79 NR.
    11:52 What does it mean for event for Americans?
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    18:59 Muir struggled at British Trials
    20:59 World record in high jump by Yaroslava Mahuchikh
    24:46 Deepest Men's 800 ever at Djamel Sedjati wo, Emmanuel Wanyonyi was 2nd and Gabriel Tual all 1:41
    34:12 What about Arop?
    37:33 Conspiracy theory of week- Paris is rigged
    45:11 Other distance races

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    • 13 min
    Winners and Losers at Olympic Trials, Olympic 100m Favorites

    Winners and Losers at Olympic Trials, Olympic 100m Favorites

    2024 US Olympic Track and Field Trials: Highlights, Medals, and Future Prospects
    With the help of intern Joseph, Rojo, Wejo and Jonathan give out grades as they review the standout performances, record-breakers, and key results from the 2024 US Olympic Track and Field Trials.

    How did Cole Hocker, Grant Fisher, Sha'Carri Richardson, Cooper Teare, Hobbs Kessler, Parker Valby and Yared Nuguse do?

    Should the Trials make changes to protect stars like Athing Mu and what about the American medal prospects for Paris.Plus, the British Trials, potential future trials locations including Eugene, Oregon for 2028, and a look at Olympic 100m betting odds.

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    Show notes: 0:00 Olympic Trials Grades, Olympic 100m Favorite
    00:22 Start
    05:59 Wild Duck final night report
    09:14 Us distance medal chances
    20:35 Olympic Trials Grades
    20:57 Yared Nuguse
    23:02 Colorado job
    27:25 Sha'Carri Richardson
    30:20 Cooper Teare
    32:44 What's world class? Hobbs Kessler, Rick Wohlhuter
    39:09 Rojo's lack of filter
    41:03 Women's 1500 depth Cory McGee
    43:14 Addy Wiley
    45:13 Grant Fisher
    50:17 Athing Mu, the fall, fans union ticket prices
    01:03:49 Nick Willis loves the US Trials
    01:11:31 British Trials
    01:13:06 Eugene attendance down 46%
    01:20:46 Parker Valby
    01:22:50 Drew Hunter
    01:24:49 Wejo's performance at Trials
    01:31:22 Absence makes heart fonder
    01:32:09 Olympic 100m betting odds *link
    01:34:06 Kishane Thompson 9.77 at Jamaican Champs *Video
    01:42:17 Women's odds

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    British Champ Neil Gourley (Guest) and Josh Kerr's Coach Danny Mackey (Guest)

    British Champ Neil Gourley (Guest) and Josh Kerr's Coach Danny Mackey (Guest)

    Neil Gourley, the British 1500 meters champion from Under Armor Dark Sky, joins the show to discuss his recent performances and strategies for the British Trials (this was recorded after Europeans and before the British champs). Then at 46:45 Danny Mackey, coach of the Brooks Beasts and Josh Kerr, shares insights on training, competition psychology, and recruitment strategies.

    Join us for an in-depth look into the world of elite racing and coaching.

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    00:00 Intro
    01:19 Music
    01:42 Neirl Gourley start
    02:48 Why do Europeans?
    13:03 The British Champs
    20:36 Michael Johnson Grand Slam Track League Thoughts
    26:18 Ben Thomas training
    35:42 Flagstaff Under Amour Dark Sky Training
    38:26 Relationship with other 1500m runners
    42:08 Cross training 45:41 Favorite drink
    46:45 Danny Mackey
    01:36:43 Is Josh Kerr # in the world?
    01:36:43 Book recommendations
    01:36:43 Brandon Miller/ Isaiah Harris
    01:36:43 Bobby Kersee's 800m training/ Athing Mu
    01:36:43 Will the Beasts expand?
    01:36:43 What attracted Danny to Josh?
    01:36:43 Peaking
    01:36:43 The US Olympic Trials
    01:36:43 DMR World Record
    01:36:43 Have things changed as a coach now he has a world champion?
    01:36:43 Could the world record go down in Paris?
    01:36:43 The banter
    01:36:43 Has anything gone wrong with Josh's season?

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Matthew Centrowitz Retires (Guest) + Halftime at Trials + Athing Mu Out - Olympic Track and Field Trials Podcast

    Matthew Centrowitz Retires (Guest) + Halftime at Trials + Athing Mu Out - Olympic Track and Field Trials Podcast

    Matthew Centrowitz kicks things off to breakdown the first half of the US Olympic Track and Field Trials and preview the second half. Plus he announces his track career is officially over.

    We break down the biggest winners and losers of the first half of the Trials, Athing Mu's fall, Christian Coleman's agony, Cole Hocker's brilliance over Yared Nuguse and a lot more including the Mark Wetmore era in Colorado coming to an end.

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    Show notes: 0:00 Matthew Centrowitz & Olympic Trials
    01:31 Matthew Centrowitz talks the Trials
    08:44 2024 US Olympic team @ 1500m - best one ever for US men?
    12:03 Yared's best strategy
    14:55 1500 going from favorting 800/1500 runners to 1500/5000
    22:12 Who is the Olympic 1500m favorite?
    27:43 5000 at Trials Fisher over Hocker ?
    37:05 Matt's final race
    40:03 Mark Wetmore Out at CU - Centro discusses
    49:31 Becoming a dad
    52:50 Jon and Wejo discuss Trials
    55:07 Biggest story from 1st half.... Athing Mu falls
    01:04:12 The 100s
    01:07:06 Biggest winners and losers
    01:11:14 High school kids
    01:16:37 Parker Valby - winner or loser?
    01:24:52 Sage Hurta Klecker
    01:26:58 2nd half of Trials - women's 1500
    01:30:01 Fisher vs Hocker in 5k
    01:33:25 Erriyon Knighton cleared in USADA hearing
    01:39:55 Does Knighton make the team?
    01:40:34 Eric Holt signs with Puma
    01:42:24 Underdog to make the Team + Zap Fitness praise
    01:47:19 Wild Duck breakdown

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    • 1 hr 49 min

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