Track Podcast: Is Shelby Houlihan Sitting Pretty? Shalane Flanagan Boston 2020 or Olympic Trials? Birmingham Diamond League Preview, Pan Am Games Recap
August 8, 2019
The Diamond League track and field world is back in action in Birmingham this weekend and our weekly podcast rolls on as well.
Shelby Houlihan won’t be in Birmingham or the Diamond League final, but does that set her up perfectly for Worlds? Should Sifan Hassan really think about the 1500/10000 double at Worlds? Shalane Flanagan is training again, but is it for Boston 2020 or the Olympic Trials?
Plus, Pan Am Games recap and new Dreams Become Reality segment and our personal threads of week. Full show notes below sponsors.
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[2:15] Shelby Houlihan is OUT of DL final but is she sitting pretty for Worlds, Birmingham preview, Sifan Hassan 10,000/1500 double?
[16:14] Sexism is why American women are so good at the 1500?
[20:08] Sinclaire Johnson goes pro
[22:31] Shalane Flanagan – Boston 2020 or Olympic Marathon Trials?
[29:16] Pan Am Games Recap
[42:52] Dreams Become Reality Segments:
1) Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi from sleeping in grass to NFL touchdown
2) Marco Arop from barely running to Pan Am 800 champ in 3 years
3) Laura Galvan from 4:26 1500m runner to Pan Am Games 5000 champ in 1 year
[54:37] Personal Message Board Threads of Week:
Rojo: Would an 81-82 Alberto Salazar beat Galen Rupp in his prime (assuming same shoes, treadmills, drugs, etc.)?
Wejo: Simon Boles High Jump WR (and Throwing the Javelin Like a Discus)
Jon: The True Goal of LetsRun.com
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