2019 Boston Marathon Preview Podcast: Des Linden Returns to Defend, Desisa Ready for Kirui, Jordan Hasay Returns

By LetsRun.com
April 12, 2019

BOSTON — The 2019 Boston Marathon is Monday and this week’s podcast was recorded live in Boston on Friday just after the elite athlete media day.

On the women’s side, Des Linden is back to defend and fit. Will Worknesh Degefa live up to her 2:17 results in Dubai or wilt on the Boston Hills? How will Jordan Hasay do in her return?

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The champs Des Linden and Yuki Kawauchi

The men’s side should be a great battle between  Geoffrey Kirui and Lelisa Desisa  but Americans Shadrack Biwott, Jared Ward, Scott Fauble, and Dathan Ritzenhein are ready to mix it up. Yuki Kawauchi is the defending champ and running as a pro for the first time.

We break down Boston and then at the end discuss the positive biological passport violation of Patrick Sang coached athlete Cyrus Rutto. What does it mean?

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On the podcast we talked about having audio at the end from Des Linden, Jordan Hasay, Scott Fauble, Jared Ward and Shadrack Biwott but instead have embedded our interviews with them on this page. *For an article on media day click here.

Des Linden ready to defend

Jordan Hasay

Jared Ward and Shadrack Biwott on what the Americans can do

Jared and Shadrack discuss the weather and possible tailwind

Scott Fauble wants a top 5

Ryan Hall on how to get buff:

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