July 3, 2019
To celebrate the July 4th holiday, we have an extra long podcast this week. We’ve got two guests, high school sprint sensation and Gatorade High School Track and Field athlete of the year Matthew Boling ([38:06]), and New York Times sports editor Matthew Futterman ([62:21]),who is the author of the recommended read Running to the Edge.
First we talk everything 2019 Prefontaine Classic. Who were the standout performers? Who should hit the panic button? Who will make the US team at 1500 ([26:29])? A little Christian Coleman talk + Marquise Goodwin winning $1 million at the 40 Yards of Gold race ([31:47]) before Boling interview ([38:06]).
We preview the 50th Peachtree Road Race ([47:20]) and the ridiculous fields going after the $50,000 course records. Then Japanese 1500 record ([53:06]) and Alan Webb ([56:21]) talk. Then after we speak with Futterman and talk about his interesting read on Bob Larsen ([62:21]) and the last 40 years of American distance running, we reward our ultramarathoners winding up their long runs with some Western States ([115:15]) talk.
For a book review by Dr. Michael Joyner on Running to the Edge and why Americans aren’t running that fast in marathon click here.
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