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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.

    OAC Coach Dathan Ritzenhein (Guest), DK Metcalf Predictions, and Brazier v Hoppel v Murphy

    OAC Coach Dathan Ritzenhein (Guest), DK Metcalf Predictions, and Brazier v Hoppel v Murphy

    The Olympic Trials are 44 days away and On is teaming up with LetsRun.com to sponsor our Countdown to the Trials. On Athletics Club coach Dathan Ritzenhein joins us at 63:29 to discuss his new team, their instant success, his big goals and a lot more, including huge expectations for Oli Hoare, Alicia Monson and the team.

    There is a huge weekend of track action led by the USATF Golden Games at Mt. Sac where NFL star DK Metcalf will get a lot of attention racing the big boys. The race of the meet however is the men's 800m where Donavan Brazier, Clayton Murphy, and Bryce Hoppel clash. Evan Jager returns to the steeple and Elle Purrier is in the 1500.

    Could the race of the weekend be at the Oregon Twilight meet where Cole Hocker takes on Yared Nuguse?

    (Sponsor) The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is a relatively new training tool that launched late in 2020 after nearly 16 years of research. The AIRWAAV performance mouthpiece fits along your bottom teeth and pushes your jaw just forward enough to create the “optimal airway opening,” resulting in:


    Increased endurance — by reducing respiratory rate by 20%, resulting in less lactic acid production
    Increased strength — by improving muscular endurance
    Faster recovery times — by reducing cortisol build-up by up to 50%

    LetsRun listeners can save 10% with the code "LR10" Dig into the science and put AIRWAAV to the test. Click here to try it out.


    Show notes:
    2:24 On and LetsRun.com Teaming Up
    4:35 Picky Bars sells for $12 million
    8:37 Drama with Kenenisa Bekele and Ethiopian Olympic team selection
    19:03 DK Metcalf racing the big boys at Mt. Sac. NFL video here
    27:16 High school sprint stars
    35:30 Brazier vs Hoppel vs Murphy at Mt. Sac
    37:58 Jager and Sean McGorty in steeple at Mt. Sac
    42:52 Elle Purrier in Women's 1500 and Jenny Simpson not in 5000
    46:28 Sydney McLaughlin not in 400m hurdles
    48:16 Race of the Week?! Yared Nuguse vs Cole Hocker at 1500m
    55:17 Ultra Talk 100 mile World Record Falls
    60:00 Boston Marathon qualifying times announced
    63:29 On Athletics Club coach Dathan Ritzenhein

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    Aussie Mile Sensation Jye Edwards (Guest), Tinman Blows Up, Oregon Relays

    Aussie Mile Sensation Jye Edwards (Guest), Tinman Blows Up, Oregon Relays

    The USATF Grand Prix, the first pro meet at Hayward Field is in the books. We break down all the great action (Cole Hocker, Trayvon Bromwell, Olli Hoare), not so great (Jenny Simpson, Raevyn Rogers), talk about Drake (Nico Young and Clayton Murphy), and for the 2nd time in 4 days talk about Tinman Elite firing Tinman Tom Schwartz before our extensive interview with 23-year-old Aussie mile star Jye Edards @ 81:56 who has gone from being a 4:00 miler to a 3:50 miler in one year and just won the Aussie Olympic Trials (video of his win here). He talks about his Dreams Become Reality rise to the top of the sport, not having a sponsor, where he would have gone to college in the US and much more.

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    Show notes: 8:00 Cole Hocker 13:19 FTW at Oregon Relays Cole Hocker has a GOLD MEDAL kic
    How soon until Cole Hocker beats Jakob Ingebrigtsen??
    16:38 Jenny Simpson 4:10 1500m
    27:58 Raevyn Rogers Runs Slow 800
    32:46 Shamier Little 800m Runner
    33:53 Steeple Madness in US and Isaac Updike
    37:42 Ollie Hoare and Hobbs Kessler in Mile
    41:35 Clayton Murphy FTW, Robby Andrews struggles The Official is DONE thread - these athletes won't be in Tokyo
    49:00 Nico Young 13:24 American Junior Record 5000
    56:2 9 Trayvon Bromwell False Start over Noah Lyles? Fred Kerley 100m Runner
    61:03 Joshua Cheptegei 1500 Thread: Joshua Cheptegei NEEDS a fast pace. Only a 3:37.6 1500m for third in Uganda
    64:50 Tinman Fires Tinman
    81:56 Guest Jye Edwards (Video of his Aussie Trials win here)

    More thread: Alex smith xc

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    Strong and Fast: Des Linden Ultramarathon Star + Sha'Carri Richardson 10.72 + Are Centro and Andrews in Trouble?

    Strong and Fast: Des Linden Ultramarathon Star + Sha'Carri Richardson 10.72 + Are Centro and Andrews in Trouble?

    (Sponsor) The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is a relatively new training tool that launched late in 2020 after nearly 16 years of research. The AIRWAAV performance mouthpiece fits along your bottom teeth and pushes your jaw just forward enough to create the “optimal airway opening,” resulting in:


    Increased endurance — by reducing respiratory rate by 20%, resulting in less lactic acid production
    Increased strength — by improving muscular endurance
    Faster recovery times — by reducing cortisol build-up by up to 50%

    LetsRun listeners can save 10% with the code "LR10" Dig into the science and put AIRWAAV to the test. Click here to try it out.

    Des Linden is an ultra marathon star and Sha'Carri Richardson may be the future of sprinting and both aren't afraid to speak their minds. Ajee' Wilson is back to her winning ways, Robby Andrews struggled, and so did Matthew Centrowitz and an emailer wants to know what that means for his ego. Eliud Kipchoge returns to the marathon this weekend and **Jakob Ingebrigtsen** gets engaged.

    Show notes:


    5:09 Des Linden 50k World and Supporters Club Record
    12:52 Miramar Invite: Sha'Carri Richardson 10.72
    27:06 Ajee Wilson Wins Again
    32:02 Matthew Centrowitz runs 1:50 + Email of Week on Centro's ego
    37:48 Is Robby Andrews done?
    47:24 Ethiopian Trials: Gudaf Tsegay > Letesenbet Gidey
    58:59 NCAA Action
    65:45 Eliud Kipchoge racing marathon this weekend
    73:43 Thread of Week: Jakob Ingegbrigtsen gets engaged
    80:03 Hobbs Kessler Update
    83:16 Don’t drink and drive: Former NCAA champ Boaz Cheboiywo kills a woman

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    "Magic": Johnson, Roads, and Hayward

    "Magic": Johnson, Roads, and Hayward

    (Sponsor) The AIRWAAV Performance Mouthpiece is a relatively new training tool that launched late in 2020 after nearly 16 years of research. The AIRWAAV performance mouthpiece fits along your bottom teeth and pushes your jaw just forward enough to create the “optimal airway opening,” resulting in:



    Increased endurance —  by reducing respiratory rate by 20%, resulting in less lactic acid production



    Increased strength —  by improving muscular endurance



    Faster recovery times — by reducing cortisol build-up by up to 50%



    LetsRun listeners can save 10% with the code "LR10" Dig into the science and put AIRWAAV to the test. Click here to try it out.

    The "magic" returned to Hayward Field Magic Johnson may be going there next, and there was magic on the roads with triathlete Beth Potter bettering the world 5k record, and World Champion Ruth Chepngetich breaking the half marathon record.

    Jenna Hutchins ran fast and an Aussie went sub 4. Plus Jim Walmsey vs Ruth Chepngetich Thread of the Week.

    Hayward Preview

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    Bekele and Fukuoka Cancelled, 2020 USA Olympic Track Team Predictions

    Bekele and Fukuoka Cancelled, 2020 USA Olympic Track Team Predictions

    Happy April Fools Day! (Our podcast is real!)

    Kenenisa Bekele's Olympic dreams may be over, the Fukuoka Marathon is no more, Hobbs Kessler impresses again, Hayward field is going to be unveiled, we've got a stacked Istanbul Half Marathon and who will make the US Olympic Team in the distance events?

    We break that down starting at 45:00.

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    BYU Coach Diljeet Taylor, Will Cole Hocker Go Pro?, US 15k Champs, Olympic Picks from 2018

    BYU Coach Diljeet Taylor, Will Cole Hocker Go Pro?, US 15k Champs, Olympic Picks from 2018

    BYU's Diljeet Taylor is atop the NCAA coaching ranks after her BYU Cougars won the 2020 NCAA Cross Country title, just days after her team won the DMR title and Courtney Waymont the 3000m title. Taylor's rise has followed the traditional path, and she joins us at 61:03 and talks about dreaming big, building culture, and learning from the legendary Frank Gagliano.

    Prior to that we break down the latest in the running world including the US 15k Champs at the Gate River Run, and discuss whether Cole Hocker has or should have run his last race for the Oregon Ducks.

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    Show notes and links


    4:40 Paul Chelimo Wins
    11:49 USATF 15k Champs: Emily Sisson and Clayton Young
    20:22 Maggie Montaya was barricaded in pharmacy during mass murder in Boulder. CNN Interview
    24:21 Jon and Robert's comical Olympic picks from 2018. Men Women
    32:24 Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Trials in Switzerland
    40:46 Has Cole Hocker run his last race for the Oregon Ducks?
    53:29 Dick Hoyt RIP. Great SI Profile
    61:03 BYU Coach Diljeet Taylor

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

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!

RunBikeHike8 ,

Please seek education on transgender etiquette

The hosts’ comments about transgender athletes leave me feeling sick to my stomach.

On the most recent show, the hosts repeatedly used female pronouns to describe a transgender, non-binary athlete, despite the athlete’s clear statement that they use they/them pronouns. The hosts also commented that broadcasters should state the athlete’s “birth gender” when introducing the athlete.

These comments made me feel that the hosts weren’t treating transgender people with dignity and respect.

Please consider learning about transgender etiquette. For example, GLAAD has a transgender media reference guide that might be helpful.

Tom Bombadil Day O ,

Best all-round podcast I listen to.

This is the best podcast I know of. Super insightful at all levels of the sport, but also has a casual and unrehearsed chemistry among the hosts that I find incredible (fair enough if not to everyone’s taste). Was skeptical about them getting intro music, but even that wound up fitting perfectly. Great show.

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