Podcast: The Death of the 5,000m, New Olympic Track Qualifying Procedures, Grant Holloway Machine, NCAA Indoors, the Future of the Diamond League – LetsRun.com Track Talk

By LetsRun.com
March 14, 2019

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We start off by playing “Taps” for the 5,000m, which is going to disappear from the Diamond League. Will this put an end to the distance greats like Haile Gebrselassie, Mo Farah, and Tirunesh Dibaba? Then we talk about the Olympic qualifying procedures for track and the marathon. We then take a slight detour to the crazy college admissions scandal before actually discussing the NCAA indoor meet, where Grant Holloway put on a show, as did Morgan McDonald and the Aussies and Kiwis in general. We’ve got some audio of Holloway being flustered for the only time before the media. We then talk about Anthony Rotich getting his US citizenship before turning to Athing Mu getting upset at 800m by high school freshman Roisin Willis, whose mom was an Irish Olympian. We then share some listener audio before ending with an official obituary of the 5,000m. If you don’t have 75 minutes to listen to the whole thing, we give you detailed time stamps below the player of what happens when so you can skip around.

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(If you just want to be entertained, we got a chuckle ourselves from our funeral ceremony at the beginning and 5,000m obituary at the end)

[spp-timestamp time=”0:00″] Beginning
[spp-timestamp time=”00:57″] Funeral ceremony for 5,000m
[spp-timestamp time=”08:21″] Will long-distance running remain a track event?
[spp-timestamp time=”10:14″] Getting rid of an “African” event
[spp-timestamp time=”15:16″] The new IAAF World Ranking System and qualifying for the Olympics
[spp-timestamp time=”22:05″] System actually isn’t that bad but severely undervalues US Championships and Olympic Marathon Trials
[spp-timestamp time=”26:18″] The college admission scandal and Rojo saying the going price for a track spot at Cornell was $200k
[spp-timestamp time=”30:31″] NCAA indoor talk
[spp-timestamp time=”37:24″] Coach Mike Smith getting it done at NAU
[spp-timestamp time=”40:00″] Brexit & our sponsor Donald Trump 2020
[spp-timestamp time=”41:24″] DMR Talk – You don’t start Mariano Rivera. EVER.
[spp-timestamp time=”47:53″] Grant Holloway “Flustered” Audio. How many Olympic medals can he win?
[spp-timestamp time=”53:47″] Anthony Rotich is a US Citizen
[spp-timestamp time=”57:21″] Discussion of our “secret” podcast guest for next week – Olympic medallist, Boston & NYC Marathon champ, who was spotted in Wejo’s apartment
[spp-timestamp time=”58:15″] We want more wife/viewer audio. Fake Ryan Hall where are you?
[spp-timestamp time=”60:20″] Athing Mu gets beat by high school freshman Roisin Willis and Mu responds better than the pros.
[spp-timestamp time=”66:53″] Listener audio and more discussion of Diamond League
[spp-timestamp time=”72:30″] Formal Obituary for the 5,000: 1912-2019

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