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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.

    London = Y-squared + Kipruto & Bekele; Mantz Mania & Sisson in Chicago + Tuohy NCAA Favorite

    London = Y-squared + Kipruto & Bekele; Mantz Mania & Sisson in Chicago + Tuohy NCAA Favorite

    Yalemzerf Yehualaw crushed the 24th and 25th miles to get the win and London and show she is a natural-born marathoner while Amos Kipruto blasted a 4:21 25th mile to get the win, as Kenenisa Bekele showed his career is not over as he ran with the leaders until 5 miles to go and broke the masters world record.

    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is this week and Conner Mantz and Emily Sisson are getting a lot of the attention. More reaction to the World Marathon Majors slashing their prize pool. Plus Fiona O'Keefe and Hillary Bor got their first US road titles, Katelyn Tuohy solidified her status as the NCAA favorite, and some very disturbing allegations versus Nick Johnson and Huntington University.

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    Order of show (join Supporters Club to get full time stamps): Start banter, reaction to London, should Jon to go Valencia?
    Women's race: Y Squared runs 4:59 and 5:01 24th and 25th miles, where does she rank?
    2Men's Race: Bekele was with leaders until final 5 miles, Amos Kipruto FTW
    Times slower than expected
    What's next for Bekele?
    Word Marathon Majors reduce prize bonus by 69%, agents say they weren't told about it. What's next for WMM?
    65:08 Conner Mantz Marathon debut in Chicago and he says he's going out in 63
    Thread of Week: Conner Mantz says 4:46 pace at altitude feels "comfortable" - Indicates he will go out in 1:03 at Chicago Marathon
    Message Board Post of Week- If the NFL was run like track and field
    How fast can Emily Sisson go?
    Fiona O'Keefe and Hillary Bor course records at US 10 Mile Champs
    Non-binary runners starting to get equal prize money
    91:48 Kaitlyn Tuohy dominates her season opener over Mercy Chelangat
    95:36 Disturbing news: Allegations of sexual abuse, possible doping by Nick Johnson at Huntington University *David Woods article

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    SC: London = Y-squared + Kipruto & Bekele; Mantz Mania & Sisson in Chicago + Tuohy NCAA Favorite

    SC: London = Y-squared + Kipruto & Bekele; Mantz Mania & Sisson in Chicago + Tuohy NCAA Favorite

    Yalemzerf Yehualaw crushed the 24th and 25th miles to get the win and London and show she is a natural-born marathoner while Amos Kipruto blasted a 4:21 25th mile to get the win, as Kenenisa Bekele showed his career is not over as he ran with the leaders until 5 miles to go and broke the masters world record.

    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is this week and Conner Mantz and Emily Sisson are getting a lot of the attention. More reaction to the World Marathon Majors slashing their prize pool. Plus Fiona O'Keefe and Hillary Bor got their first US road titles, Katelyn Tuohy solidified her status as the NCAA favorite, and some very disturbing allegations versus Nick Johnson and Huntington University.

    TRAIN LIKE THE PROS: ElliptiGO and ROLL Recovery are collaborating on one epic giveaway. Here is your opportunity to win an ElliptiGO 8C, the go-to cross-training tool used by thousands of current and former runners, along with Roll Recovery’s premier sports recovery tools, including their new R1 Percussion device. Over $3,500 in prizes! Giveaway ends Wednesday, Oct 26th. Enter today!


    Show notes: Start banter, reaction to London, should Jon to go Valencia?
    9:14 Women's race: Y Squared runs 4:59 and 5:01 24th and 25th miles, where does she rank?
    23:15 Men's Race: Bekele was with leaders until final 5 miles, Amos Kipruto FTW
    29:14 Times slower than expected
    36:21 What's next for Bekele?
    44:18 Word Marathon Majors reduce prize bonus by 69%, agents say they weren't told about it. What's next for WMM?
    64:13 Conner Mantz Marathon debut in Chicago and he says he's going out in 63
    69:56 Thread of Week: Conner Mantz says 4:46 pace at altitude feels "comfortable" - Indicates he will go out in 1:03 at Chicago Marathon
    73:50 Message Board Post of Week- If the NFL was run like track and field
    75:41 How fast can Emily Sisson go?
    80:12 Fiona O'Keefe and Hillary Bor course records at US 10 Mile Champs
    84:34 Non-binary runners starting to get equal prize money
    90:53 Kaitlyn Tuohy dominates her season opener over Mercy Chelangat
    94:41 Disturbing news: Allegations of sexual abuse, possible doping by Nick Johnson at Huntington University *David Woods article here

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Kipchoge 2:01:09 GOAT, Tuohy and Young NCAA Favorites? World Marathon Majors Slash Prize Money

    Kipchoge 2:01:09 GOAT, Tuohy and Young NCAA Favorites? World Marathon Majors Slash Prize Money

    Eliud Kipchoge smashed his World Record to show he's the GOAT (even though some think he's over 40-years-old). Unheralded Tigist Assefa made American record holder Keira D'Amato an afterthought in Berlin. The NCAA action heated up at the Cowboy Jamboree. Are Katley Tuohy and Nico Young the NCAA favorites?

    As we were recording the World Marathon Majors slashed some of their elite prize money drastically. We end with Supporters Club only audio of Rojo with a hot take on sports radio in Dallas.

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    Order of show. Want timestamps? Join the Supporters Club
    Thoughts on Kipchoge 48 hours later
    Audio- Insiders Saying Kipchoge Wasn't Going to Win Olympics or Break World Records
    Could any American have run with Kipchoge for halfway?
    Is the party over for the American women in the marathon?
    How long will Kipchoge's record last?
    Former 800 runner Tigist Assefa Blasts 2:15 in Berlin
    Road News /30k XC / Kipchoge's wife fasting for his success
    55:22 Cowboy Jamboree NCAA XC Action - NAU and Nico Young Upset
    Are Katelyn Tuohy and Nico Young the individual favorites?
    Jerry Schumacher has a party for Oregon fans at Hayward Field
    World Marathon Majors Slash Prize Money for Series Winners
    SC only - Rojo's clip on sports radio talking about Cooper Rush replacing Dak Prescott

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Eliud Kipchoge 2:01:09 World Record Berlin Marathon Live Reaction Podcast

    Eliud Kipchoge 2:01:09 World Record Berlin Marathon Live Reaction Podcast

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    Eliud Kipchoge ran the first half of the Berlin Marathon in 59:51 and then held on to lower his world record to an astounding 2:01:09. Plus, unknown Tigist Assefa became the third fastest women ever at 2:15:37. We break it all down

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    Show notes: 1:42 Start and Men's Race
    39:09 Women's Race

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Kipchoge Goes for World Record, Keira D'Amato #1 Seed, Berlin Marathon & NCAA Cross Country Preview

    Kipchoge Goes for World Record, Keira D'Amato #1 Seed, Berlin Marathon & NCAA Cross Country Preview

    Some things change - American Keira D'Amato is the #1 seed at the Berlin Marathon - and some things are the same - Eliud Kipchoge is a beast and targeting he world record.

    We preview the 2022 BMW Berlin Marathon and NCA Cross Country. Will Colin Sahlman redshirt? Is it a two-team battle between Staford and NAU on the men's side? Can anyone stop NC State, Katelyn Tuohy and Nico Young.

    Plus Bowerman Track Club talk and a Jordan Hasay update.

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    Order of Show (Supporters Club members get full time stamps): Keira D'Amato the #1 Women's Seed, Is she the favorite?
    Press Conference Audio with Keira
    How fast can Kipchoge go? Can he break the world record?
    Should you sell the Aaron Judge ball?
    What if Kipchoge sets WR, win Boston, NY, and the 2024 Olympics?
    When is the last time the men's WR holder ran Boston?
    48:31 NCAA XC: Will Colin Sahlman run for NAU?
    Reminder Matt Withrow was US #1 at World Cross as a Freshman
    Men's Team Battle: NAU vs Stanford
    Women's Preview: NC State heavy favorites
    Nico Young and Katelyn Tuohy Individual Favorites?
    Jordan Hasay's personal life is great, running not so great. Link here
    Christina Aragon Joins Bowerman
    Connor Burns to Oregon

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Bye Bye Byes & Zurich, 5th Ave Records & History, Pregnancy, Porn and Cooper Teare

    Bye Bye Byes & Zurich, 5th Ave Records & History, Pregnancy, Porn and Cooper Teare

    The Diamond League came to an end with a festival in Zurich that saw a massive shot by Joe Kovacs, world leaders by Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Emmanuel Korir, and statistically the fastest 100m run by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

    Three days later Laura Muir set a course record and Jake Wightman threepeated at the NB 5th Avenue Mile. Kenenisa Bekele tuned up for the London Marathon. Does he have another miracle at age 40?

    Plus Cooper Teare is officially in Bowerman and not happy with Jonathan Gault, Boston needs a sponsor, Elle St. Pierre is pregnant and Rojo is Rojo.

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    Show notes (Join the Supporters Club to get show notes every week, a 2nd podcast every week, huge savings on running shoes, and exclusive LetsRun.com content)
    1:32 Cooper Teare not happy with Jon for breaking Bowerman news
    7:29 Big takeways from Zurich Diamond League final
    13:31 Take away the bye, will Noah Lyles run USAs next year?
    22:11 The temporary track from Conica in Zurich, the 5000 finals on it
    30:32 Joe Kovacs 23.23
    34:39 John Kellogg on Frank Shorters training + Who was better runner? Pre or Grant Fisher?
    40:07 5th Avenue Mile - Laura Muir dominates with record, Jake Wightman x 3
    47:52 Sydney Maree ran 3:47.52 with 100,000 fans at first 5th Avenue Mile in 1981?
    53:05 Rojo's inappropriate segment of the week
    56:14 John Hancock will no longer sponsor Boston Marathon
    62:37 Great North Run: Which is better Farah, Bekele, Gebrselassie or Cheptegei, Kiplimo, Barega?
    66:26 40-year old Kenenisa Bekele runs 61 minutes, what are his chances in London?
    73:57 Rojo's plan for Bekele and Farah
    75:47 Elle St. Pierre is pregnant (and was pregnant at USAs and Worlds)
    80:43 Anderson Peters beaten up + no recall with fall at 5th Avenue Mile

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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

Robert McD ,

Keeps you up on track, but at the cost of some sanity

Jonathan Gault does a great job fact checking and keeping the conversation on course. Only reason I still listen. Helps me keep up to date with everything in track but have my hand on the fast forward every time Rojo starts. Rants get tiring quickly

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.

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