September 26, 2019
The 2019 IAAF /World Athletics Track and Field Championships start Friday in Doha, Qatar (Worlds schedule / results here, tv viewing here, all LRC coverage here) and our preview podcast is here just in time.
The LetsRun team breaks down the World Champs with an emphasis on the action the first 4 days. Will Christian Coleman be the fastest man in the world? Can Ajee Wilson handle the pressure of being the biggest women’s favorite? Should Jakob Ingebrigtsen be the betting favorite in the 5,000? What chances do Courtney Frerichs and Colleen Quigley have for steeple gold? Will Karsten Warholm, Rai Benjamin or Samba triumph in the 400m hurdles? Who you got Shelly Ann Frase Pryce or Elaine Thompson in 100?
They also discuss Kenenisa Bekele’s chances in the Berlin Marathon.
Listen on iTunes or your favorite podcast app (“LetsRun.com Track Talk”) (Subscribe today for free as subscribers see the podcast before anyone else) or in the player below.
Show notes (Click on a timestamp to listen there)
[4:32] Men’s 5k: Jakob Ingebrigtsen is the betting favorite!? What about Mo Ahmed?
[9:57] Big Opening 4 Days: Men’s & Women’s 100, Men’s 5k, Women’s 10k (Hassan vs Obiri), Women’s Steeple, Men’s 400m Hurdles
[15:46] Women’s Steeple: Quigley and Frerichs vs Chepkoech
[25:03] How many medals for America in the women’s 800? Is Ajee Wilson really and 80% favorite?
[27:15] Betting favorites and men’s and women’s 100 (LRC dress code, media 800)
[44:08] Men’s 400 Hurdles
[55:34] Sifan Hassan: does she go for greatness?
[61:50] Noah Lyles world record talk?
[64:30] Could Usain Bolt have made it in the NFL?
[68:44] Women’s Marathon is LOADED at Worlds
[75:15] BMW Berlin Marathon: Is Kenenisa Bekele done?