2019 Podcast #1: Houston Half Preview + LRC Answers the The Big Questions Ahead of 2019 Season + Listener Audio & Fake Ryan Hall

by LetsRun.com
January 17, 2019

A New Year is here as is a pledge by the LRC crew to do regular podcasts in 2019. We’ll see if we stick to it.

LetsRun.com got its 2019 podcasts off to a start with a bang in the episode below. First, we broke down Sunday’s stacked Aramco Houston Half Marathon and then took a look at Sally Kipyego’s 2020 Olympic team chances. Are they greater than say for Shalane Flanagan or Jordan Hasay?

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Then the crew spent a half hour talking about the 2019 season as a whole. Will an American man break 2:10 in the marathon, will an American win gold in a distance event at Worlds, will Shalane Flanagan retire, will Jakob Ingebrigtsen medal in 1500 at Worlds, whose going to have the better comeback in 2019 – David Rudisha or Almaz Ayana? Should/could Edward Cheserek run world cross country? What event is LetsRun.com team most excited about in 2019?

Finall, we discussed the threads of the week and at tried a new feature, where we listened to audio from LetsRun.com listeners. It was quite entertaining as you all were quite clever as fake Mike Rossi, fake Ryan Hall and the real Texas Runner Girl spoke.

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Show Notes (Click on a timestamp below to have the player start at that point)
[0:00] Intro and Preview of this Weekend’s Stacked Aramco Houston Half
[16:32] Sally Kipyego’s now running for America. Who will be the 2020 Olympic marathon team?
2019 Season Preview
[21:44] Will an American man break 2:10 in the marathon? American men’s mediocrity in marathon
[29:32] American distance medal chances in 2019? Will an American win gold?
[42:56] Which Ingebrigtsen has the best chance for a medal? World cross 2019 and should Edward Cheserek run?
Threads of the Week and User Audio
[55:06] Top Threads of the Week
[58:29] LetsRun.com Visitor Audio
[61:36] Texas Runner with a good idea for the site
[63:05] Fake Ryan Hall reveals he’s training for Boston Marathon
[65:38] Fake Mike Rossi sounds off on LetsRun.com (warning explicit language)

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