Podcast: The Week the Marathon Broke: Eliud Kipchoge Goes Sub-2 Hours, Brigid Kosgei 2:14:04 + US Olympic Marathon Trials Preview
October 17, 2019
Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei tried to break the marathon this week. Kipchoge went sub 2 hours in the marathon and Kosgei 2:14:04 to crush Paula Radcliffe’s world record. We try to put the runs in perspective, have a ton of Nike shoe talk, and look ahead to the US Olympic Marathon Trials. A bunch of American men ran fast in Chicago and Galen Rupp DNF’d. Is Rupp in trouble for the Trials? What about Jordan Hasay, Shalane Flanagan, Amy Cragg, or Des Linden?
Plus LeBron James China talk, some hot (NSFW) audio from a caller, and some Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe talk.
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[1:13] Rojo said sub 2 hr marathon wouldn’t happen in 2013. It did, what does it mean + shoe talk.
[25:35] Thread of Week: Adjusting Top-Lists To Account For The Shoes
[31:06 ]Brigid Kosgei 2:14:04- what a run, Paula’s reaction, and Brigid’s agent.
[40:17] Agent of the Week: Davor Savija
[47:09] LeBron James, China, Hong Kong, and Nike
[54:48] Is Galen Rupp in trouble for Olympic Marathon Trials?
[61:10] Is Mo Farah a marathoner?
[63:52] The American women in Chicago were led by Emma Bates and who are your favorites for Olympic Marathon Trials? Will any of the big 4- Shalane Flanagan, Amy Cragg, Joran Hasay or Des Linden make the team? More praise for Sara Hall
[76:10] Olympic marathon moves to Sapporo
[82:55] Voicemail of the Week: A must-listen