+ Who was the best celebrity runner?
April 17, 2019
BOSTON — The 2019 Boston Marathon is in the books and what a great race it was. Our weekly running podcast is heavy on analyzing everything in Boston.
We recap everything Boston Marathon, starting with Lawrence Cherono’s sprint victory over Lelisa Desisa. Then we talk about Scott Fauble and Jared Ward going sub-2:10 for America (21:28), before looking at Worknesh Degefa’s dominance, Jordan Hasay’s great run and ponder whether she is America’s best marathoner (35:00). Plus listener audio on Rojo and Scott Fauble (44:40), a look at who was the best 3-hour or celebrity marathoner in Boston: Joan Benoit Samuelson, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, 71-year-old Gene Dykes, Wired editor Nicholas Thompson, or convicted murderer Markelle Taylor (54:54)? We talk with the men’s “open” winner in Boston, Stephen VanGampleare (71:45), and end by looking at the curious doping case of Clemence Calvin, who set the pending French national record in marathon (80:00).
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Show notes (click on a blue time stamp to start listening there)
[0:00] What a great Boston Marathon. Lawrence Cherono wins 3-way sprint over Desisa. Degefa cruises. How famous would Desisa be if he was American?
[21:28] Scott Fauble and Jared Ward go sub-2:10, What does this mean for Trials? Could Galen Rupp not make Olympics
[30:18] Are we moving the goalposts from place to time for the American men?
[35:00] Was Jordan Hasay the American performance of weekend? Is she America’s best marathoner?
[44:40] Listener Audio: Scott Fauble talk and calling out Rojo
[49:32] Guessing Game: How many Kenyans and Ethiopians have gone sub-2:10 in marathon?
[54:54] Who was the best celebrity marathoner in Boston? Joan Benoit Samuelson, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, 71-year-old Gene Dykes, Wired editor Nicholas Thompson, or convicted murderer Markelle Taylor?
[71:45] The men’s “open” winner of the Boston Marathon: Stephen VanGampleare
[80:00] Clemence Calvin who is supposed to be suspended for missing a doping test sets French national record in marathon
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