Podcast: Doha Worlds Halfway Point: Alberto Salazar has left the building, Kenenisa Bekele is back, and Donavan Brazier is Sublime

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By LetsRun.com
October 2, 2019

What a crazy week in track and field.

Kenenisa Bekele ran 2:01:41 in the marathon, Donavan Brazier broke Johnny Gray’s American record and won the gold medal in Doha, and Alberto Salazar was banned from the sport by USADA for four years.

We have an emergency podcast from the middle of the night in Doha to break it all down.

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Show notes (Click on a timestamp to listen there)

Intro: What a crazy week, Bekele Runs 2:01:41 in Berlin
[8:51]Alberto Salazar gets a 4 year doping ban
[30:20] Sifan Hassan’s closes a 10k in 3:59
[36:28] Donavan Brazier is sublime 1:42:34 American record for gold (bye bye Johnny Gray)
[46:23] Christian Coleman impresses on and off track
[49:58] Muktar Edris is back and Moh Ahmed medals and Jakob Ingebrigtsen goes for it
[55:29] Ajee Wilson settles for bronze, Raevyn Rogers silver
[61:44] Emma Coburn gets silver and 3rd straight championship
[65:08] 2nd half of Worlds: What are most excited about? (Men’s and women’s 1500s)
[70:20] What’s life like in Doha

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