Track Talk Podcast: Who Are The Favorites For Worlds, Craig Engels Is Skipping A DL Meet To Go To A Wedding, Will Alexa Efraimson Ever PR, The DL is Back, Max Burgin Bombs, and More

August 21, 2019

In this week’s edition of the world’s best track and field podcast, there was a ton to talk about this week as the Diamond League has returned and Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s unbeaten streak has passed the two year mark. We spend a ton of time talking about how exciting and wide-open Worlds are going to be this year with few huge mid-d or distance favorites. Plus Craig Engels may miss the DL final because he has to go to a wedding, Max Burgin gets rave reviews for bombing in Birmingham, an American man has won the Falmouth Road Race for the 1st time since 1988, Nike says it won’t reduce a woman’s sponsorship deal for 8 months before giving birth and 10 months after, the Kenyan 10,000 Trials are in the books, and will Alexa Efraimson finally PR in 2020? And even a little ultra talk at the end. Full show notes with time stamps appear below our sponsor plugs.

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Show notes:
2:30 Jonathan Gault responds to being called a “doping apologist” and talks about his Jarrion Lawson article
7:20 Birmingham DL talk as Jonathan reveals an exclusive that the IAAF told him about Shaunae Miller-Uibo
23:00 Jonathan talks about Craig Engels potentially missing the DL finale as he is serving as the best man in a wedding
27:50 We talk about how exciting and wide open the mid-d and distance races will be at Worlds as there aren’t really many big favorites like Mo Farah, David Rudisha, etc. We break down all of the events one by one.
52:30 We talk about the 2019 Falmouth Road Race and Miles.
59:30 We talk about Nike’s new child-birth policy regarding women’s sponsorships.
61:50 We apologize to the people of Aarhus for Donald Trump cancelling his visit to Denmark, before going to talk about the 10 year anniversary of Usain Bolt’s 9.58
67:53 Rojo introduces a new segment “Where your dreams don’t become reality” but ends up raving about the way Max Burgin handled his Diamond League stinker in Birmingham
71:45 Rojo talks about how Bill Rodgers and Frank Shorter once agreed to tie in a road-race in 1975 while Jon talks about how he saw Frank Shorter wearing a singlet from Steve Prefontaine’s high school at Falmouth.
75:00 Rojo analyzes Alexa Efraimson’s training and predicts a future PR for her. He also teases that John Kellogg may come out of retirement.
80:45 The talk turns to former 800 phenom Jonathan Jones who know is excelling in the 400 at Texas
86:15 We conclude with talk of the Leadville 100

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