Founders’ Day Podcast: Preview of USAs, Brazier vs Murphy, Houlihan vs Simpson, Allyson Felix, and the 1,500/10,000 Double at Worlds

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July 24, 2019

The USA Track and Field Championships are Thursday to Sunday in Des Moines and we break them all down for you on Founders’ Day.
It was a big week for distance fans as the top 3 at the Olympic Marathon Trials will definitely make the Olympics, plus  USATF was forced to follow its rules in picking the Pan Am team.

We break down USATF Nationals ([7:15]) with a deep dive of the men’s 800 (NOP Civil War: Donavan Brazier vs Clayton Murphy), men’s 1500 (can Craig Engels challenge?) and women’s 1500 (Shelby Houlihan vs Jenny Simpson) ([36:41]). Should Simpson move to the steeple? What about Hassan trying the 1500/10,000 double at Worlds ([33:11])?  Message board post of the week: What’s the prime age for distance runners ([41:59])? We also talk sprints at USAs ([54:44]): Sydney McLaughlin, Coleman vs Lyles and what are Allyson Felix chances and what do we really think of the mixed gender 4×400? Plus, Jon gets censored for the first time on the podcast ([22:02]).

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