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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.

    Guest Ken Goe Retires and Talks Alberto & Nike, + Manangoi Accepts Blame, Kipruoto in Trouble

    Guest Ken Goe Retires and Talks Alberto & Nike, + Manangoi Accepts Blame, Kipruoto in Trouble

    Ken Goe, the long-time track and field writer for the Oregonian retired after 43 years and joined us at 73:45 to talk his career, the state of track and field, and of course everything Nike including Alberto Salazar, Phil Knight, and Vin Lananna.

    Prior to that Elijah Manangoi accepts blame for a doping offense, Conseslus Kipruto is charged with serious crimes in Kenya (statutory rape), doping conspiracies are unanimously illegal in US Congress, Sara Hall's deleted thread of week and marathon chances, James Li retires and a lot more including a few Rojo's rants.

    Plus, Rojo asks Wejo if he thinks Paula Radcliffe is clean or like Trevor Bauer. Wejo is answering this question in a private Supporters Club only AMA.

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    Links:


    Wejo on whether he thought Paula was clean in 2015.
    Wejo AMA 2020: On whether he thinks Paula is clean now (Supporters Club only)
    Deleted Thread of Week: Sara Hall posts "No Mechanical Doping" sign with (cheating?) Saucony shoes in Flag
    James Li retires
    Tucson.com article on problems at Arizona program
    “I Made A Mistake”: Elijah Manangoi Does What Christian Coleman Refuses To Do, Owns Up to Missing 3 Drug Tests
    Why Are NCAA Indoors And NCAA XC Scheduled For The Same Weekend? And Will They Happen At All?
    Olympic Steeplechase Champion Conseslus Kipruto Charged With Having Sex With A Minor

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    • 2 hr 16 min
    A Tale of 2 Marathoners, The Kiss, Discrimination is Bad Plus Positive Press for Christian Coleman

    A Tale of 2 Marathoners, The Kiss, Discrimination is Bad Plus Positive Press for Christian Coleman

    A Tale of 2 Marathoners: Jordan Hasay runs 74:27 for the half marathon. 17-year-old Tierney Wolfgram runs 2:31:49 to crush the American junior record in the marathon.

    Clemson cuts its men's track team and we remind you discrimination is bad. Christian Coleman gets some positive press, we have some covid spring marathon talk, and tell you why Eliud Kipchoge needs to run New York.

    Want bonus content? LRC Supporters Club members get discussion of Noah Lyles' racist states tweet, Wejo's big election outcome bet and Rojo's political hot take. Join today: https://www.letsrun.com/subscribe to support your favorite running site, and get a special podcast feed, a private forum, and huge savings on running shoes. Right now SC Members save 20% on Running Shoes online.

    We end with part II of Matt Hart interview on his book Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception (review here) on Jerry Schumacher being a background source for the book + the alleged Alberto Salazar attempted Kiss on Kara Goucher. Part 1 Here. Buy Win at All Costs here.

    Show notes:
    6:46 Jordan Hasay's 74:27 Half Marathon *Sarah Lorge Butler Article 16:35 We need a spring major marathon 19:58 America's race cancelled 26:48 William & Mary reinstated, Clemson cancelled 37:15 Discrimination (vs men) is wrong 41:46 College XC beer is here 43:08 Tierney Wolfgram 2:31:49 marathon 49:06 Steve Bartold (Wejo's college coach) RIP 56:38 Kipchoge needs to run NY 66:48 Christian Coleman's case gets NY Times coverage 73:08 Thyroid & Tommy Hughes 78:35 Kara Goucher and alleged Alberto Salazar Kiss 82:43 Part II Of Matt Hart Interview on the alleged Alberto Salazar attempted Kiss on Kara Goucher, Jerry Schumacher and more. Part 1 Here. Buy Win at All Costs book here.

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Molly Huddle, Galen Rupp & Soft American Records, 100m Talk$ + Guest Mike Smith on 'America's Race'

    Molly Huddle, Galen Rupp & Soft American Records, 100m Talk$ + Guest Mike Smith on 'America's Race'

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    Whose American record was softer: Galen Rupp's or Molly Huddle's? Taoufik Makhloufhi in trouble for drugs because a fellow athlete searched his bag, Michael Norman 100m man, what happened to Xavier Carter, how much $ did Christian Coleman lose, plus a little NCAA XC conference action before we talk to Army Coach MIke Smith at 51:04 about America's Race - the XC battle between Army, Navy, and Air Force next week on the historic West Point Plain.

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    Show notes:
    Start: 2020 Election
    4:12 Masks required in Massachusetts outdoors
    7:29 Molly Huddle American 10 Mile, 15k, and 1 Hour Records
    10:13 Galen Rupp American 10 Mile record
    13:29 Alberto Salazar still involved with Galen Rupp?
    16:18 NCAA XC Conference Talk
    24:35 Super Shoes at Japanese Ekiden
    27:15 Taoufik Makhloufhi in trouble because Jimmy Gressier searched his bag. -Thread -Photo
    31:44 Salaries, race, and track in Uganda
    36:31 Michael Norman 100m Man? / What the hell happened to Xavier Carter? -link
    39:58 Christian Coleman lost how much $?
    43:08 Conseslus Kipruto in trouble with law in Kenya
    45:05 Indoor track this year?
    51:04 Guest Mike Smith - Army Track and Field Coach on the America's Race next week vs Air Force and Navy presented by USAA

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Bye Bye Christian Coleman, Leo Manzano Olympic Champ? Special Guest Matt Hart- Author of Alberto Salazar/Nike Win at All Cost Book

    Bye Bye Christian Coleman, Leo Manzano Olympic Champ? Special Guest Matt Hart- Author of Alberto Salazar/Nike Win at All Cost Book

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    Christian Coleman is banned again for three missed drug test and we have little sympathy for his Chipotle, Walmart, Monday Night Football excuse.

    Who is the Olympic 100m favorite? William & Mary women's track and field team stands up for men's team and against discrimination.

    Is Taoufik Makhloufi in trouble?

    Investigative journalist Matt Hart joins us at 63:30 to discuss his new book on the NOP and Alberto Salazar: Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/35CrjZc

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Kiplimo Dethrones Cheptegei, Jepchirchir WWR, Should Eugene Host NCAAs Permanently? + Michigan Ekiden, Naser Cleared, NCAA XC, Kilian Jornet Road Runner

    Kiplimo Dethrones Cheptegei, Jepchirchir WWR, Should Eugene Host NCAAs Permanently? + Michigan Ekiden, Naser Cleared, NCAA XC, Kilian Jornet Road Runner

    Jacob Kiplimo has upset the king Joshua Cheptegei, Peres Jepchirchi WWR at World half, Michigan ekiden recaps, Salwa Eid Naser cleared, NCAA XC in Oklahoma, transgender athletes barred at one NCAA school, future NCAA hosts and more.

    The LetsRun.com 1:59:59 Marathon GOAT shirts celebrating Eliud Kipchoge's greatness are here. https://shop.letsrun.com/ to order.

    Alberto Salazar/ Nike Book:Win at All Costs is here. Buy from this link and support LRC

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    Show notes (Supporters Club members get time stamps)
    Start: Men's World Half
    -Mo Farah called out
    -Peres Jepchirchir WWR and 2nd world title but what about the falls?
    -Ridiculous depth at World Half and Japanese collegiate half
    -Inaugural Michigan Pro Ekiden Won by HOKA NAZ Elite
    -Rojo's Supporters Club only audio
    -Should we be excited by Tyler Day's pro debut?
    -Emily Sisson leads NYC Virtual Marathon
    -Salwa Eid Naser cleared
    -Franklin Pierce agrees to not allow transgender athletes like Cece Telfer compete due to suit by DOE
    -NCAA XC: NAU Men Wins NCAA Preview Meet at OSU Invite
    -Should Eugene host all NCAAs?
    -Killian Jornet road debut 29:59 over Jacob Ingebrigtsen

    Links:


    World Half Coverage
    Why Was Salwa Eid Naser Cleared?
    HOKA NAZ Elite Wins Inaugural Michigan Pro Ekiden
    Thread of Week: Famed ultramarathon star Kilian Jornet debuts on the road.... Only runs 29:59 10k

    Deleted thread of week: Satire Video: A "Serious" Runner



    CeCe Telfer articles: 1) What No One Is Telling You: An Athlete Who Ran NCAA Track As A Man For 3 Years Just Won An NCAA Women’s Title 2) Franklin Pierce rescinds transgender policy



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    • 1 hr 31 min
    2 World Records Fall, World Half Here We Come, UMinn Track & A Cougar Attacks

    2 World Records Fall, World Half Here We Come, UMinn Track & A Cougar Attacks

    Letesenbet Gidey (14:06.62) and Joshua Cheptegei (26:11:00) have broken the women's 5000 and men's 10,000 in Valenia - but should the new marks discounted because of the new technology that was used?

    Who is the men's track and field MVP of 2020 - Mondo Duplantis or Joshua Cheptegei?

    Sifan Hassan gets a lot of attention this week as after running 29:36 she weirdly pulled out of the World Half Champs. What events should she do in Tokyo? 1500/5k, 5k/10k or 1500/10k? Speaking of the World Half, it's time to get excited as the fields are STACKED and the race is this weekend so we preview that.

    A cougar has attacked a runner in Utah and we talk about this as know this actually happened unlike the bear attack from earlier in the summer.

    We also have lots of NCAA talk. The University of Minnesota men's track team has been saved and the biggest meet of the 2020 NCAA xc season is this weekend as BYU, NAU and Colorado are all running at the Oklahoma State Invitational.

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    Here are some links we talked about this week.

    Cougar Chases Runner for 6 Minutes

    By Wearing Vaporfly Prototypes, Eliud Kipchoge, Galen Rupp, & Shalane Flanagan Are All Guilty of Mechanical Doping in 2016 – Will Anything Be Done About It?

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    • 1 hr 17 min

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4.5 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

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All the top running info you need

John Gault does a great job fact checking and keeping the conversation on course. Could use less COVID talk (or keep it running specific). The Johnsons also add a good dose of personality

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