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Track and field's fastest in the sprints and jumps slow down to chat with World Championship medalist Jasmine Todd and Katelyn Hutchison. While sprint races and jumps performances only get a fraction of a broadcast's media coverage, we aim provide the stories and context behind some of the biggest breakthroughs + highlight the present stars and the rising faces.

Jasmine is a pro long jumper and sprinter. She was a star at Oregon + competed at the 2019 World Championships. Katelyn is in the NCAA for Ithaca and Kentucky.

Presented by CITIUS MAG. For more shows visit https://citiusmag.com

Out of the Blocks with Jasmine Todd And Katelyn Hutchison CITIUS MAG

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Track and field's fastest in the sprints and jumps slow down to chat with World Championship medalist Jasmine Todd and Katelyn Hutchison. While sprint races and jumps performances only get a fraction of a broadcast's media coverage, we aim provide the stories and context behind some of the biggest breakthroughs + highlight the present stars and the rising faces.

Jasmine is a pro long jumper and sprinter. She was a star at Oregon + competed at the 2019 World Championships. Katelyn is in the NCAA for Ithaca and Kentucky.

Presented by CITIUS MAG. For more shows visit https://citiusmag.com

    U.S. 400m Champion Bryce Deadmon Deserves More Recognition

    U.S. 400m Champion Bryce Deadmon Deserves More Recognition

    “It would be nice to get more recognition. Sometimes I go back and watch the races on YouTube and they’ll talk about everybody else in the field and they didn’t even mention my name…Damn, I’m here too…I’ve been in these races. I’ve been on these relays. I’ve been in the mix. Why is it that I’m always overlooked like that? It’s very weird. Do I enjoy it? I’ve accepted it. I just have to keep doing what I’m doing. I can’t do much about that. I just have to keep improving for myself.”

    U.S. 400m champion Bryce Deadmon joins Out of The Blocks to reflect on the success of the past few years, which includes gold medals in the 4x400m at the 2021 Olympics and the 2022 World Championships.Make sure you subscribe, download and listen to the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts so you don't miss out on the latest episode. We will also soon be launching the show on YouTube.

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    • 40 min
    World Indoor Triple Jump Champion Thea LaFond-Gadson Is Putting Dominica On The Map And On Top Of The Podium

    World Indoor Triple Jump Champion Thea LaFond-Gadson Is Putting Dominica On The Map And On Top Of The Podium

    “I’ve kind of taken on this role as an unofficial ambassador for Dominica. I feel like I’m one of the few people representing us on this international athletic stage. When I step out and when I compete and when I talk to people, I want them to really get a taste of the kindness, love and power and amazingness of my home country. I hope that’s how people feel.”

    Thea LaFond-Gadson made history at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow by becoming the first world champion in history for Dominica – the Caribbean island that boasts an estimated population of 72,000+ people. This was her first global championship medal after a few close calls, which included fifth place finishes at the 2022 and 2023 World Championships.

    She joined Jasmine Todd on Out of The Blocks to recap her brilliant indoor season, and what it’s like being coached by her husband Aaron Gadson. She shares the story of how she surpassed 15m for the first time and what her hopes are for the 2024 outdoor campaign and the Paris Olympics. This will be the third Olympic Games for the former Maryland Terp.

    Make sure you subscribe, download and listen to the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts so you don't miss out on the latest episode. We will also soon be launching the show on YouTube.

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    • 36 min
    HOT TAKES: World Indoors Winners, Short Track Nonsense, Long Jump Changes + Personal Updates

    HOT TAKES: World Indoors Winners, Short Track Nonsense, Long Jump Changes + Personal Updates

    Jasmine Todd and Katelyn Hutchison catch up to discuss:

    – How ridiculous is it that Christopher Morales-Williams' 400m world record was not ratified?

    – How long jumpers are even more up in arms about the World Athletics' proposal to change the long jump take-off zone?

    – Is "short track" still a thing?

    – A good change is coming: Starting in 2025, the track and field season will end at the World Championships.

    – Life updates including Katelyn writing for Forbes, doing a brand deal with Lululemon and reuniting at New Balance Nationals. Jasmine has been training, meeting with World Athletics, hosting track camps and more.

    + more reactions to results from the 2024 World Indoor Championships

    Make sure you subscribe, download and listen to the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts so you don't miss out on the latest episode. We will also soon be launching the show on YouTube.

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    ▶ Follow Katelyn Hutchison: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram

    • 49 min
    Tara Davis Woodhall | More Motivated To Win After Silver In 2023 (Plus: Reactions To World Athletics' Long Jump Rule Change)

    Tara Davis Woodhall | More Motivated To Win After Silver In 2023 (Plus: Reactions To World Athletics' Long Jump Rule Change)

    “Truthfully, this training season, I have been grinding like I’ve never grind before. I think getting second in Budapest was a blessing in disguise. Last year, I was working hard but wasn’t doing the last rep of abs or finishing the last rep of 150s as hard as possible. I was going through the motions. This year, I am taking every rep and making it like my first rep…This year, I am just giving myself a chance. It’s almost insane to watch myself do this because I’ve never been that die-hard of a track athlete. This year, I’m honing in on that. I think that also comes with my maturity in the sport. I’m turning 25 this year. I feel like I’m getting older and figuring out the way of life a little bit.”

    Tara Davis-Woodhall joins the show just days after winning the U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships. She went 7.18m for the world lead, the second longest mark in U.S. women’s history and moved her to No. 6 on the all-time world list.

    Last year, she earned her first global championship medal with a silver at the World Championships in Budapest. She is the U.S. long jump favorite for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, where she’ll try to make her second Olympic team. She was sixth at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

    Among the topics discussed in this episode:

    – Why she decided to give the 60m hurdles a try and how it benefits her long jump

    – Her reaction to jumping 7.18m

    – What are her goals for the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow

    – What is her training group like under coach Travis Geopfert

    – Sandi Morris’ influence on her in the weight room

    – How has her mindset changed from how she approached the Tokyo Olympics and future championships

    – Her reaction to World Athletics’ proposal to change the long jump

    – What event is she looking forward to the most as a fan at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials

    Make sure you subscribe, download and listen to the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts so you don't miss out on the latest episode. We will also soon be launching the show on YouTube.

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    ▶ Follow Jasmine Todd: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ▶ Follow Katelyn Hutchison: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram

    • 42 min
    Cordell Tinch | From Division II Star To World Championship Qualifier

    Cordell Tinch | From Division II Star To World Championship Qualifier

    "I'm always going to talk my talk but I never mean it in a crazy way to anybody. This is why I'm excited but terrified of what I could do this season because I did all of that last year off getting on a flight, flying down here and not doing any serious workouts for the (indoor) season. This is all off the couch, natural, God-given ability. Don't get me wrong. You need that in the sport to be great...I didn't have fall training. I didn't do any of that and all this has happened?" 

    In a span of eight months, Cordell Tinch went from selling cellphones and watches in Green Bay, Wisconsin to competing at the World Championships in Budapest in the 110m hurdles. Within that time period, he enrolled at Pittsburgh State and went on to dominate in the NCAA Division II level in the hurdles, high jump and long jump before running a world-leading time of 12.96s in the outdoor season. The world took notice. He signed a professional contract and is now representing Nike.

    What does the Olympic year have in store for Tinch now that he's able to train full-time and explore his talent?

    Katelyn Hutchison caught up with him during the indoor track season.

    Make sure you subscribe, download and listen to the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts so you don't miss out on the latest episode. We will also soon be launching the show on YouTube.

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    ▶ Follow Jasmine Todd: ⁠⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠

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    • 56 min
    Laulauga Tausaga-Collins | Life After Becoming World Champion

    Laulauga Tausaga-Collins | Life After Becoming World Champion

    "I feel validated. I feel validated in my sport. Everybody knows that after college, it is now a job. Not that it isn't fun – but this is a legit job. There are times when you think, 'Am I even good at my job?' This was validating because it let me know that I was punching in the time card for the right things."

    Laulauga Tausaga-Collins joins us to catch up on how life has changed since she shocked the world to win gold in the discus at the 2023 World Athletic Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

    It was one of the most clutch breakouts of the year since she launched the disc 69.49 meters to beat her previous personal best by nearly four meters. It made history as the United States’ first-ever world championship gold in women’s discus.

    Make sure you subscribe, download and listen to the show on Spotify and Apple Podcasts so you don't miss out on the latest episode. We will also soon be launching the show on YouTube.

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    SPOTIFY: ⁠⁠⁠https://spoti.fi/3u4kigL⁠⁠⁠

    ▶ Follow Jasmine Todd: ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠

    ▶ Follow Katelyn Hutchison: ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠Instagram

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

mollymary91 ,

I’ve learned so much!

I love Out of the Blocks! I’ve been listening since way back when it was just Jasmine on Instagram Live, and it’s been amazing to see how the show has grown so quickly. Katelyn and Jasmine get incredible guests, and the hosts’ perspectives (Jasmine the veteran, Katelyn the collegian) and personalities complement each other perfectly. I’ve been a distance fan for a while, but I didn’t know much about sprints, or anything at all about jumps, until very recently. I’ve learned so much from the show, and it’s honestly just a joy to listen to Katelyn and Jasmine hang out together, even without a guest. Highly recommend!

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