Podcast: Kejelcha is King, Gregorek Joins Sub 3:50 Club, Europeans, Tokyo, Wife Audio, Transgender Sport and ‘Scalping’
March 7, 2019
We’ve got a huge show this week.
The third time was the charm for Yomif Kejelcha as he got the indoor mile world record in Boston by running 3:47.01. We break it all down and have audio from America’s biggest surprise, Johnny Gregorek, who ran 3:49.98 to join the sub 3:50 club.
Laura Muir blew away the fields at European indoors, does that make her the favorite for Worlds? What about Shelby Houlihan?
The Tokyo Marathon is in the books and we analyze it with audio from Weldon’s wife.
We take a look at NCAA indoors, transgender sport, whether we need to stop using the word “scalp” anymore and much more.
If you don’t have time for the whole show, we list what we talk about below the player and provide time stamps (You can click on the links below to start listening at that point). The secret thread we raved about on proper track bank angle is here.
[01:11] Kejelcha’s World Record (or Johnny Manziel’s wife)
[07:59] Gregorek goes sub 3:50.
[13:36] What’s faster. BU vs Outdoors. Nick Willis actually reads Jon’s twitter
[16:46 ]Johnny Gregorek Audio
[19:48] Alberto Salazar talk
[25:38] Tokyo Marathon & more Alberto (Galen 2020 in Tokyo)
[31:12] Laura Muir Europeans
[38:41] Who is favorite at Worlds? Muri, Houlihan, Dibaba, Kipyegon?
[44:34] Wife Audio (Weldon’s wife’s live commentary on Tokyo marathon) + what were those things on the Japanese runners’ necks?
[54:41] NCAA Indoor talk
[60:05] Who makes more Bryce Harper or the entire US Olympic track team combined?
[62:23] Back to NCAA indoor talk
[75:37] Texas A&M 800m runners and Sammy Watson going pro
[80:37] Who wins Grant Fisher or Morgan McDonald?
End of NCAA Talk
[83:25] Stat of Week: Japan Marathons in 2018 > USA ever
[89:01] Transgender sports talk & praise for Martina Navratilova
[95:06] Should we keep using the term ‘scalp’
[99:57] Rojo reads our Whatsapp message of week on transgender athletes from a former a woman who was D1 athlete and former speech writer of a female presidential candidate.
The secret thread we raved about on proper track bank angle is here.
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