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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.

    Sha'Carri Returns, Gary Martin (Guest), Keely Impresses, False Start, and High School 800 Record Books Nearly Rewritten

    Sha'Carri Returns, Gary Martin (Guest), Keely Impresses, False Start, and High School 800 Record Books Nearly Rewritten

    Gary Martin, the only high schooler besides Jim Ryun to go sub 4 in a high school mile race without a rabbit, joins us at 71:29 to talk about his amazing run, his love of the sport, and a lot more. (We have 31 minutes of highlights of our talk with Gary included today. To get the full 44-minute podcast with Gary which dropped last week, join our Supporters Club today. )

    Sha'Carri Richardson is back racing and just in time as the Pre Classic is Saturday.

    (To get our 2nd podcast every week and our podcast previewing Pre, join the LetsRun.com Supporters Club today https://www.letsrun.com/subscribe?from=public We're also including our LetsRun.com Summer Training Program)

    The Birmingham Diamond League is in the books, Abel Kipsang keeps winning, Trayvon Bromell got DQd, and how should the false start rule be changed? Keely Hodgkinson looks like a superstar, but can she have a rivalry with Athing Mu if she never beats her?

    High Schoolers Juliette Whittaker and Cade Flatt ran the #2 times ever in NYC, did the pre-race showers have something to do with it?

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    Show notes:
    0:00 Breaking news right after we record: Athing Mu, Matthew Centrowitz OUT of Pre, Trayvon Bromell in, Shelby Houlihan issues statement
    1:00 Airwaav Endurance Mouthpiece is here - Save 10% with code LR10 here: https://www.airwave.com/LR10
    2:51 Start regular pod - Intro, Rojo pumped to be going to Pre, Jon soccer gloating
    9:44 Juliette Whittaker and Cade Flatt 2nd fastest high school 800s ever
    21:53 The Thunderstorm effect the key to running fast?
    25:41 Sha'Carri Richardson returns to racing. What to make of it?
    34:34 Aaron Brown gets beat in "B" Diamond League 100, but win "A" 100
    35:33 Should the false start rule be changed?
    47:08 Keely Hodgkinson impresses, Can she have a rivalry with Athin Mu if she never wins?
    55:35 100 ends the Pre meet, not the Bowerman mile - Marcell Jacobs out, but it is great (and even greater with addition of Trayvon Bromell after podcast recording)
    63:38 Duane Ross the new coach at Tennessee
    66:59 Thread of Week: Cooper Teare and Jakob Ingebrigtsen rivals
    71:29 Gary Martin (guest) on being the 2nd high schooler ever (and the fastest and first since Jim Ryun) to go sub 4 in a high school only mile without a rabbit

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Gary Martin Sub 4 Like Jim Ryun, Katelyn Tuohy 4:06, Go Pro Early?

    Gary Martin Sub 4 Like Jim Ryun, Katelyn Tuohy 4:06, Go Pro Early?

    Pennsylvania high schooler Gary Martin did something that had only been done once before, by Jim Ryun in 1965, go sub 4 in the mile in a high school race without a rabbit.

    Former prep phenom Katelyn Tuohy blasted a 4:06 1500m, Maria Garcia Romo blasted NCAA record holder Eliud Kipsang at SECs in the 1500, Yared Nuguse's NCAA career is over, there were some amazing sprint performances at the conference meets, and DII star Christian Noble turned some heads by not only turning pro before NCAAs, but also signing as a male with New Balance.

    We break it all down and discuss whether Newbury Park XC was the best high school team ever in any sport and whether Matthew Centrowitz, Donavan Brazier, or Jenny Simpson are in trouble.

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    Show notes:
    0:00 LetsRun.com Summer Training program - Train with the best this summer
    4:10 Gary Martin joins Jim Ryun as the only high schoolers to go sub 4 without a rabbit in a high school race. What does it mean? Is he even the best high school miler in the country right now?
    23:47 Was Newbury Park XC the best high school team ever in any sport?
    29:55 Katelyn Tuohy 4:06 1500m
    43:10 Yared Nuguse's NCAA career is over
    52:46 Dylan Jacobs running fast
    56:08 D2 Christian Noble goes pro and New Balance signs and American male
    65:31 Mario Garcia-Romo crushes NCAA record holder Eliud Kipsang at SECs
    67:59 Brandon Miller struggles at SECs
    72:12 Britton Wilson's amazing SEC meet
    79:06 Asbel Kiprop admits to doping?
    82:39 USATF Distance Classic preview- Jager in steeple, great men's 1500, return of Emma Coburn and Isaiah Harris
    90:19 Who is more in trouble Jenny Simpson, Matthew Centrowitz or Donavan Brazier?
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Phenoms & Busts, Emily Sisson AR, Diamond League Kickoff and Track and Field Superfan Derek Rubis

    Phenoms & Busts, Emily Sisson AR, Diamond League Kickoff and Track and Field Superfan Derek Rubis

    The Diamond League kicks off in Doha on Friday with the return of Donavan Brazier. Jakob Ingebrigtsen got a nice 5k win in America and had some interesting comments afterward on teen phenoms and the Olympic letdown.

    Emily Sisson's assault on the roads got her the American half-marathon record, will the full marathon be next?

    Track and field super fan Derek Rubis joins us at 79:25 to talk about his battle with cancer, the state of the sport, share some words of inspiration, and make a bold, bold prediction.

    Show notes below:

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    Show notes:
    0:00 Summer Training Program is here
    2:37 "B" team season is over - Diamond League starts Friday
    4:53 Sound Running 5k - Jakob Ingebrigtsen delivers, Abdihamid Nur NCAA record?
    17:58 Jakob's post-race comments on the Olympic let down (podcast Wejo talked about here)
    24:33 Jakob's comments on Newbury Park - "13:40, 13:20. That's nothing compared to the bigger picture"
    25:32 Struggling ex phenoms- not all excel as pros Lawi Lalang, Edward Cheserek, Drew Hunters all struggling
    28:45 Rojo says Drew Hunter is done
    31:39 Kip Keino Classic - Marcell Jacobs pulls out - was he really sick? Ferdinand Omanyala upsets Fred Kerley
    41:19 Should Kenya host a Worlds?
    45:26 Allie Wilson world leader continues strong year for Atlanta Track Club
    48:40 Emily Sisson breaks American record in half marathon. Will she get marathon record next?
    55:49 Jon rants about USATF Half Marathon champs being thinly promoted
    58:12 Cooper Teare solos the World Standard. Is he the US 1500m favorite?
    63:34 Message board thread of week: How many Americans will join sub 13:00 5k club in next 3 years?
    68:02 Amazing finish at Kentucky Derby
    68:57 Pro Thursday Night Track and Field on ESPN2 from Puerto Rico - Elaine Thompson-Herah headlines
    70:47 Diamond League Doha preview- Donavan Brazier's 1st 800 since Olympic Trials, stacked men's 1500, a lot, lot more
    79:25 Track and field super fan - Derek Rubis, aka The Hub of Distance Running on his battle with cancer, the current state of track and field and more.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Erriyon Knighton 19.49!, Penn, Drake, Farah & Hasay Struggle, Guest Ben Flanagan

    Erriyon Knighton 19.49!, Penn, Drake, Farah & Hasay Struggle, Guest Ben Flanagan

    Erriyon Knighton ran 19.49 at age 18, Trayvon Bromell blasted Andre De Grasse at 100m, and Athing Mu crushed Ajee' Wilson at 600, as it was Penn and Drake Relays week with the 4 x 1 mile record at Penn fizzling out on leg #1.

    Ben Flanagan is our guest at 80:30 to talk about what happened on the lead-off leg at Penn, running for 79-year-old Ronnie Warhurst, and his future in the marathon.

    Erik Sowinski got sub 1:50 #200, and we ponder what's next for Jordan Hasay and Mo Farah who both struggled as Aliphine Tuliamuk and Wesley Kiptoo did not.

    This weekend's Sound Running meet is loaded with Jakob Intebrigtsen taking on many of the best US-based athletes at 5000m.

    Show notes below:

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    Show notes: 0:00 Summer Training Program is here
    2:29 Erriyon Knighton runs 19.49
    10:39 Sub 19 for 200?
    14:48 Trayvon Bromell 9.75 100m to crush Andre De Grasse
    20:46 On 4 x Mile record attempt fizzles
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    27:40 Athing Mu crushes Ajee' Wilson in Penn 600
    36:12 Drake pro meet was better than Penn's
    39:06 Erik Sowinski has run 200 sub 1:50 800s
    44:16 Jenny Simpson's announcing debut at Drake
    48:44 Pittsburgh Half- Jordan Hasay bombs, Aliphine Tuliamuk 1st race since Olympics, Weslee Kiptoo wins $10,000 in half
    57:23 Sports Examiner examines paying college athletes and how that would affect non-revenue sports. Newsletter here
    59:49 Mo Farah gets beat by club runner and British press enjoys it. How much should London Marathon pay him?
    69:37 Thread: Why do races pay prize money?
    70:51 Sound Running Meet this weekend is Loaded with Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Intern Karl, and Colin Sahlman
    80:30 Guest Ben Flanagan of On and the Very Nice Track Club joins us to talk what happened Penn Relays 4 x Mile and a lot more

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

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Cole vs Cooper, Y2 Marathon Debut, Penn Relays 4x1 Attempt, Shelby Houlihan report, Author Jerry Bouma

    Cole vs Cooper, Y2 Marathon Debut, Penn Relays 4x1 Attempt, Shelby Houlihan report, Author Jerry Bouma

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    Yalemzerf Yehualaw's marathon debut was a smashing success, Hobbs Kessler's outdoor debut was just as Nick Willis predicted, you can win $2000 if Fred Kerley doesn't break the 100m world record, Karsten Warholm turned down $30,000 to run Pre and Brittany Brown ran 10.66 for 100m.

    The 4 x mile world record is taking center stage with Cole Hocker and Cooper Teare coming up short in Oregon, and the On team giving it a go this weekend at Penn. Prediction contest here.

    Plus more talk about Ross Tucker's report on the Shelby Houlihan case.

    At 76:50 author Jerry Bouma joins us to talk about his new book: The Villanova Track Story: 1966-1981: Touching Greatness, Forever Together

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    Show notes: 4:32 Ross Tucker's report on the Shelby Houlihan case
    16:01 Jon's roommate Zack Beavin wins the USATF 100k title
    16:55 Therabody RecoveryAir JetBoots https://www.therabody.com/letsrun
    20:22 Yalemzerf Yehualaw's 2:17:23 Marathon debut. Is she the female Kipchoge?
    30:14 Duck Track Club (Cole Hocker, Cooper Teare) comes up short in 4 x Mile world record attempt
    33:46 On Team going for World Record this week update Geordie Beamish and Jonas Raess out
    40:38 Who you got Cole Hocker vs Cooper Teare in the mile right now?
    44:52 Hobbs Kessler's 2022 1500 debut & Nostradamus Nick Willis
    50:14 Where's Centro?
    52:32 Investment opportunity: $2000 if Fred Kerley doesn't break 100m WR this year
    55:50 Athing Mu's 2:02 800 opener. She races Ajee' Wilson this week
    61:48 Who if anyone will bid on 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials?
    66:48 Karsten Warholm turns down $30,000 to race at Pre
    72:27 Brittany Brown 10.66 100m
    76:50 Author Jerry Bouma on The Villanova Track Story: 1966-1981: Touching Greatness, Forever Together

    Links: Pro Runners Salaries Revealed

    Contact us:
    Email podcast@letsrun.com or call/text 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.

    Boston is Baaack, the TRACK at New Balance, Mt. Sac, 4 x Mile Record Attempt

    Boston is Baaack, the TRACK at New Balance, Mt. Sac, 4 x Mile Record Attempt

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    The Boston Marathon was back on Patriots Day and the LetsRun.com crew was there on-site to break it all down. Peres Jeprchirchir delivered again, Evans Chebet put on a clinic, Molly Seidel DNF'd and the top two Americans, Scott Fauble and Nell Rojas, were both unsponsored by choice.

    Plus, the TRACK at New Balance opened with a DMR world record, is this Hayward Field East?

    Mt. Sac had Elaine Thompson-Herah make an appearance for the prelims, Fred Kerley take down Michael Norman at 200, and Raevyn Rogers solo a 1:58 800.

    Plus, Cole Hocker and Cooper Teare are going for a world best and some aren't happy.

    (show notes below)

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    Contact us: Email podcast@letsrun.com or call/text 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
    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 pro running.


    Show notes: Start: Therabody RecoveryAir Compression Boots- the next generation in recovery is here with the wireless JetBoots. Try today with a free 60 day money-back guarantee trial. https://www.therabody.com/letsrun
    1:42 Boston back on Patriots Day, LetsRun meetup, great races
    9:33 Boston’s greatness and hole in Kipchoge’s resume
    11:26 Women’s race: Peres Jepchirchir gets 3rd straight big win and talks world record
    30:32 Molly Seidel DNF
    40:16 Nell Rojas & Scott Fauble 1st Americans both unsponsored by choice
    57:34 Men’s Race: Evans Chebet rocks final 5 miles
    65:48 Joe Bosshard coaching Scott Fauble + The American Men
    81:07 Brazilian record at Seoul Marathon
    85:25 Hayward Field East? The Track at New Balance opened with a World Record
    The Pressure on Generation Zoom, article by Ethan Strauss here
    97:43 Where’s Sha’Carri Richardson?
    98:53 Mt Sac - curse of the NCAA 1500m record holder, Elaine Thompson-Herah sort of runs, Fred Kerley>Michael Norman, Raevyn Rogers 1:58
    109:43 Cole and Cooper going for 4 x mile world best, but many aren’t happy

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

    Therabody RecoveryAir JetBoots: https://www.therabody.com/letsrun to try today.

    • 2 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
260 Ratings

260 Ratings

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.

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!

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