Podcast: Shalane Flanagan USA GOAT? Retires, Leonard Korir 2:07:56, Mark Parker Exits, IAAF Athletes of Year, Trevor Hofbauer, Zion Williamson

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By LetsRun.com
October 23, 2019

Shalane Flanagan has called it a career and we praise her career and debate if she Deena Kastor, Joan Benoit, or Lynn Jennings is the GOAT of the USA. Leonard Korir ran 2:07:56 in Amsterdam and we look at his Olympic chances. Mark Parker steps down as CEO of Nike and we discuss his legacy and running career at Penn State.

Who should be the IAAF athlete of the year for men (Karsten Warholm, Eliud Kipchoge, Steve Gardiner, Noah Lyles, Joshua Cheptegei) and women (Sifan Hassan, Brigid Kosgei, or Dalilah Muhammad)? Plus NCAA XC talk – (NAU is building a dynasty and Arkansas is trying to get a triple crown), Zion Williamson talk, deleted thread of week, and the Diamond League expands and some praise for our Dreams Become Reality athlete of week:  Trevor Hofbauer.

100% of tips this week go to LRC’s Jonathan Gault.

Show notes: click on timestamp to listen at that point
[0:00] Shalane Flanagan retires. Is she the USA GOAT? What about Deena Kastor, Joan Benoit, or Lynn Jennings?
[16:23] Leonard Korir runs 2:07:56
[21:55] IAAF may allow all shoes. Should they? Sean Ingle article
[31:53] Mark Parker stepping down / Alberto Salazar appeal
[39:36] Who is the IAAF athlete of the year?
[50:32] Brigid Kosgei didn’t miss 3 tests
[55:50] NCAA XC Talk- Nuttycombe Invitational, Prenats and the Rogue NCAA voter
[63:28] Trevor Hofbauer Dreams Become Reality- 2:16 to 2:09 in the marathon
[71:08] Zion Williamson and Jon’s mysterious triple jumper roommate
[75:58] Deleted thread of week: Why won’t NY get rid of Mafia?
[79:52] Diamond League expanding

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100% of tips this week go to LRC’s Jonathan Gault.

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