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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.

    Top 10 Worlds Storylines, Tygart Speaks on Shelby, London Marathon Women's Field Announced

    Top 10 Worlds Storylines, Tygart Speaks on Shelby, London Marathon Women's Field Announced

    The World Champs are 10 days away in Eugene and at 50:32 we start breaking them down with the 10 storylines we're most excited about.

    Before that we have a little drug talk, discuss the July 4th weekend action, and the release of the London Marathon women's field.

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    Order of show (Supporters Club members get full time stamps): Wejo leaves a voicemail on Elijah Manangoi
    USADA head Travis Tygart speaks on Shelby Houlihan
    Wayde Van Niekerk 44:58, Emmanuel Korir FTW, Cuba's Reynier Mena 19.63
    Peachtree Road Race -Senbere Teferi and Rhonex Kipruto win, Sisson struggles, Mantz impresses
    Keira D'Amato replacing Molly Seidel on marathon worlds team
    45:42 London women's field out
    50:32 Countdown to Worlds - Top 10 Stories we're looking forward to


    Men's 200m- Lyles vs Knighton 2. Men's 100m - who is the fastest person on the planet?




    Can Grant Fisher medal?




    Men's 400m - Can Warholm do it again?


    5 Women's 100m - SAFP vs Elaine Thompson vs Shericka Jackson vs everyone else


    World record watch- Ryan Crouser, Sydney McLaughlin, Mondo Duplantis




    Women's 800- Can the Americans sweep? What about Athing Mu vs Ajee' Wilson?




    Men's Steeple - El Bakkali? What about Kipruto and Jager?




    Women's Steeple - Do the Americans have a shot vs the ex-Kenyans?




    Can Jakob Ingebrigtsen pull of the 1500/5k double?


    94:47 Ethiopians going to be allowed to double?
    Update on rags to riches story - Dominic Lobalu

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Biggest Winners and Losers From USAs, Shericka Jackson 21.55, Who Wants the Oregon Job & Sha'Carri Making News Off the Track

    Biggest Winners and Losers From USAs, Shericka Jackson 21.55, Who Wants the Oregon Job & Sha'Carri Making News Off the Track

    Sha'Carri Richardson and Cole Hocker won't be at Worlds, Fred Kerley, Athing Mu, and Ajee' Wilson most definitely will be.

    The 2022 USATF Champs are in the books and we break them all down, start to look ahead to the US distance medal hopes at Worlds,and of course have a little Sha'Carri Richardson off the track talk. Plus, Shericka Jackson won the 100m and dropped a 21.55 bomb at the Jamaican champs, Juliette Whittaker took down Mary Cain's high school 800 record, and who wants the Oregon job?

    Show notes below.

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    Start: Banter, Jon wins journalism award, dating couples
    9:41 Fred Kerley biggest winner at USAs?
    19:50 Attendance woes
    27:05 Sha'Carri Richardson - biggest loser? Or long-term winner?
    30:48 Sha'Carri lecturing media, media lecturing back (video of Sha'Carri speaking to media here, video of her instagram here)
    38:34 Sha'Carri clip from FS1 First Take (full 16 minute video here)
    40:04 Grant Fisher / Sinclair Johnson - big winners. Ajee' is back!
    50:10 Cooper Teare impresses. Would he have been top 4 at British champs?
    58:31 What distance runners can medal for US at Worlds?
    71:31 Props to Jonah Koech
    76:42 Should Jonathan Davis go pro or work for KPMG?
    81:21 Juliette Whittaker breaks Mary Cain's hs record. Should she or Cade Flatt go pro?
    92:56 Get rid of the Worlds byes
    95:30 Lyles or Knighton at Worlds?
    103:16 Shericka Jackson steals the show with 100 victory, 21.55 at Jamaican champs
    109:42 Who will be next coach at Oregon?

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    • 2 hr 3 min
    USAs Super Preview, Cade Flatt Just Misses, "Rubbing" in the 800, Paul Chelimo's Workout

    USAs Super Preview, Cade Flatt Just Misses, "Rubbing" in the 800, Paul Chelimo's Workout

    The 2022 USATF champs start this week and this is our Super Preview podcast starting at 43:05. But before that we have some thoughts on Jakob Ingebrigtsen and the dream mile, Cade Flatt coming up just short of Michael Granville's record, how much shoving should be allowed in the 800, and John Kellogg joins us at 72:32 to discuss Paul Chelimo's workout.

    Show notes below sponsors:

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    Increased airway opening by up to 25% resulting in an immediate 28.5% respiratory rate reduction during a steady-state run
    Increased endurance — by reducing respiratory rate by 20%, resulting in less lactic acid production
    Faster recovery times — by reducing cortisol build-up by up to 50%

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    Show notes: Start- Jon goes to US Open
    5:07 $200,022 USAs Prediction Contest
    6:01 Airwaav Performance mouthpiece
    9:03 Cade Flatt 1:46.48 misses Michael Granville record by .03 (Video of Granville's run article by Granville)
    22:09 Dream Mile - Jakob Ingebrigtsen
    30:28 Paris DL 800 controversy
    34:35 Donavan Brazier injured
    43:05 USAs Previews
    44:40 Men's 800 preview- Hoppel and Murphy the favorites?
    55:23 Men's 1500 Hocker and Teare and Nuguse?
    66:51 Men's steeple: Is Jager done? Hillary Bor the favorite
    72:32 Men's 5000- Can Grant Fisher get a US title? What's up with Chelimo? Teare and Hocker?
    72:32 Paul Chelimo's workout / John Kellogg coaching segment- Is Paul Chelimo's workout worth 12:40 for 5000?
    85:34 Men's Sprint - 100 is loaded with Coleman, Bromell, and Kerley but is 200 with Knighton, Lyles, Bednarek better?
    91:49 Women's 800: Can anyone challenge big 3 of Mu, Wilson, and Rogers?
    95:52 Women's 1500: Can Sinclaire Johnson really compete with Elle St Pierre?
    103:26 Women's steeple - Are Quigley and Frerichs vulnerable?
    108:54 Women's 5000- Is Cranny ready? Who doubles back? Weini Kelati ready to go?
    113:36 Women's sprints- Sha'Carri vs Aleia in 100, Steiner vs Thomas in 200, Dalilah vs Sydney at 400m hurdles. Can Allyson Felix work her magic?
    119:39 Regina Jacobs EPO history lesson
    122:10 FINA bans transgender women from competing in women's category (unless they transitioned before age 12)

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    Superstars (Tuohy, Fahnbulleh, Allen, Sha'Carri, Steiner) Deliver + Guest Cade Flatt Going for 800 History

    Superstars (Tuohy, Fahnbulleh, Allen, Sha'Carri, Steiner) Deliver + Guest Cade Flatt Going for 800 History

    What a week. The 2022 NCAA championships are in the books and the Joseph Fahnbulleh freight train arrived, Katelyn Tuohy got NCAA title #1, Abby Steiner got some Allyson Felix comparisons - we break it all down.

    At 110:33 we are joined by the fastest high school 800m runner in the nation (and one of the most confident), Cade Flatt (@FlattCade & IG: @cadeflatt) from tiny Benton Kentucky (population 4,756) before he tries to break Michael Granville's 26-year-old national 800m record of 1:46.45 at this weekend's New Balance Outdoor Nationals at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Cade talks about the record, his unorthodox training (how does a 5 mile week sound?), his confidence, and his desire to race the senior USATF Outdoor nationals this year.

    Devon Allen shocked the world at the NYC Grand Prix as the US stars were out in full force, Noah Lyles, Sydney McLaughlin, Christian Coleman and Sha'Carri Richardson in her fish net attire. The 50th NY Mini was held. A bonus length podcast to break it all down. Show notes below.

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    Show notes: Start banter, preview
    5:41 Fake Josh Kerr on Supporters Club, Hadrian's wall, and 'hobby jogger' Malcolm Gladwell
    8:38 Would Nick Willis' career been much shorter if he was American?
    10:48 Huge NCAA recap show - Big takeways- Tuohy gets title #1, Joseph Fahnbulleh show, age matters
    25:07 Abby Steiner impersonating Allyson Felix?
    31:00 Men's 1500 at NCAAs?
    43:39 Nico Young comes up short. Who has better pro prospects him or Katelyn Tuohy
    57:42 Biggest surprise at NCAAs- Yale's Kayley DeLay 15 second PR in steeple, #3 NCAA time ever
    64:11 USATF NYC Grand Prix
    69:21 Sha'Carri Richardson's outfit
    80:03 Breaking Max Burgin news
    83:34 Devon Allen 12.84!
    93:18 50th NY Mini
    99:18 Molly Seidel getting a TUE for adderall
    102:46 Yared Nuguse 3:34
    110:33 Cade Flatt - high school 800 star guest. Cade is hoping to make history this weekend at New Balance Nationals.

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    • 2 hr 14 min
    Sprint Drama & NCAAs: 400m Hurdles & Sub 4 High School Madness, Ethiopian 10k Champs

    Sprint Drama & NCAAs: 400m Hurdles & Sub 4 High School Madness, Ethiopian 10k Champs

    What a week. 3 high schoolers (Gary Martin, Connor Burns, Rheinhardt Harrison) went sub-4 in the mile in the same week with 2 in the same race! We had 2 men go sub 8 in the same steeple for the first time since 2012, we had some 400m hurdle madness from Sydney McLaughlin and Karsten Warholm for every different reasons, a Scot beat all the Ethiopians at the 10,000m champs, and right before this podcast recorded major twitter drama broke out between Sha'Carri Richardson and Rae Edwards.

    Plus the NCAA Track and Field Championships are this week.

    Train Smarter This Summer: Our summer training has helped high schoolers, sub 4-minute milers, and anyone passionate about running get faster. Check it out today. FREE with Supporters Club membership https://www.letsrun.com/coaching

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    Start - 3 high school sub 4s in a week
    9:29 400m hurdles craziness - Sydney McLaughlin's doesn't count, Karsten Warholm has an ice bag on his hamstring before race is over
    25:04 Men's steeple in Rabat was amazing. We get 2 sub 8's in the 1st race since 2012 / Jager not running Rome / The "British" model not followed in Rabat
    36:07 Ethiopian 10,000m Women's Trials - Eilish McColgan wins, Y2 and Almaz Ayana don't make teams
    44:04 Jon shows his hatred for Scottish and Welsh people and Americans
    46:46 Men's 10,000m talk
    56:08 NCAAs start Wednesday- Mini Preview- Nico Young and Katelyn Tuohy going for NCAA titles #1
    66:50 Raes Take and Sha'Carri Richardson go to war- drug accusations and more
    End AIRWAAV® ENDURANCE Performance Mouthpiece is here!

    (Sponsor) The AIRWAAV® ENDURANCE Performance Mouthpiece is here! Airwaav is a relatively new training tool that launched late in 2020 after nearly 16 years of research. Now they have the ENDURANCE model that provides a more snug fit, keeping the mouthpiece in place for endurance athletes who relax their jaw during long-distance workouts or races. The AIRWAAV performance mouthpiece fits along your bottom teeth and directs your tongue down and forward creating the “optimal airway opening” resulting in:


    Increased airway opening by up to 25% resulting in an immediate 28.5% respiratory rate reduction during a steady-state run
    Increased endurance — by reducing respiratory rate by 20%, resulting in less lactic acid production
    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.

    Contact us:
    Email podcast@letsrun.com or call 1-844-LETSRUN

    Join our Supporters Club and take your running fandom to the highest level.
    Get all the LetsRun.com content, a second podcast every week, savings on running shoes, and a lot more. https://www.letsrun.com/subscribe

    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.

    Support LetsRun.com's Track Talk by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/letsrun

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Winners and Losers from Pre, USATF 10,000m Champs, Micah Williams 9.86, + where were the fans?

    Winners and Losers from Pre, USATF 10,000m Champs, Micah Williams 9.86, + where were the fans?

    An amazing Prefontaine Classic took place at an amazing new Hayward Field. We break it all down and ask where were the fans? Plus, recaps of the USATF 10,000m champs at Pre, and talk of the 9.86 by 20-year-old Oregon sprinter Micah Williams.

    Show notes below:

    (Sponsor) The AIRWAAV® ENDURANCE Performance Mouthpiece is here! Airwaav is a relatively new training tool that launched late in 2020 after nearly 16 years of research. Now they have the ENDURANCE model that provides a more snug fit, keeping the mouthpiece in place for endurance athletes who relax their jaw during long-distance workouts or races. The AIRWAAV performance mouthpiece fits along your bottom teeth and directs your tongue down and forward creating the “optimal airway opening” resulting in:


    Increased airway opening by up to 25% resulting in an immediate 28.5% respiratory rate reduction during a steady-state run
    Increased endurance — by reducing respiratory rate by 20%, resulting in less lactic acid production
    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.

    Train Smarter This Summer: Our summer training has helped high schoolers, sub 4-minute milers, and anyone passionate about running get faster. Check it out today. https://www.letsrun.com/coaching


    Show notes:
    0:00 Airwaav Endurance Mouthpiece is here - Save 10% with code LR10 here: https://www.airwave.com/LR10
    1:27 Start
    5:05 Winners from Pre - Sha'Carri Richardson gets smoked but is a long-term winner
    13:27 Michael Norman, Alison Dos Santos impress (Interview with Alison Dos Santos here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO9IxKsqq0E )
    15:02 Jakob Ingebgrigtsen amazes in Bowerman Mile, Olympic triple talk
    25:37 Fake Josh Kerr calls in
    27:40 Colin Sahlman, Cooper Teare, Cole Hocker in Bowerman Mile
    33:47 Berihu Aregawi Wins 5k by Over 16 Seconds, WR Attempts Fizzle, Mo Ahmed kept out
    43:27 On Athletics Club a big winner - Joe Klecker takes down Grant Fisher in 10,000m
    54:09 Women's 10000, Karissa Schweizer gets it done, Natosha Rogers and Brooks Hansons make it to Worlds
    66:01 Hobbs Kessler - a winner?!
    70:23 Losers from Pre
    70:40 What happened to Laura Muir + Big Props for Sinclaire Johnson & Faith Kipyegon
    77:51 Medallists - Paul Chelimo, Courtney Frerichs, Emma Coburns - losers?
    86:14 Where were the fans at Pre? Thread: Why is the stadium at Pre Classic so empty?
    103:10 Message board thread of week: Could Jakob win at every distance event at US champs this year?
    110:14 20-year-old Micah Williams runs 9.86. Is he the future of the 100m for the US?

    Contact us:
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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 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
263 Ratings

263 Ratings

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.

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.

I love Obree ,

Disappointed

I listened to the entirety of 3 or 4 episodes about a year ago and then tried again a few weeks ago with another 2 or 3 episodes. As others have pointed out there is open sexism and transphobia. While disturbing, the mere act of saying such things is not what bothers me the most and not why I decided to leave a review.
I left the review because I was bothered by the comments and 5 star reviews celebrating the hosts willingness to say “what others won’t”.
This struck me as a bit absurd because there is no shortage of individuals willing to fill the air with fear and hatred.
I don’t know in what depths or with what nuances they have thought about or discussed these issues because as I said I have only listened to at most 7 shows. It seems hard to believe that there has been an attempt by any participants on the show to understand issues beyond their initial small mindedness.
This review will not change anyone’s mind and certainly will label me as just another idiot “libtard”. I would like to say that I’m not writing this with an agenda outside of the real pain and hurt and damage this podcast’s rhetoric causes for innocent people. It contributes to a larger body of vitriol that normalizes hate and endangers the wellbeing and sometimes even the life of individuals that are only trying to find happiness like all of us.

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