February 12, 2020
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The 2020 NYRR Millrose Games saw Elle Purrier emerge as a US star and American record holder and Donavan Brazier and Ajee Wilson get ARs of their own. The LRC crew debates Purrier’s best event and looks ahead to this weekend’s USA Indoor Championships. Galen Rupp is baaack and ready for the Trials, some depressing news out of Canada, and yes Nike Alphafly talk at the end of the podcast. Our special guest is HOKA Aggies coach Joe Rubio, coach of one of the most blue collar running teams in the US.
Podcast is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE. From the dreamers to the contenders, 17 HOKA Athletes are competing at the Marathon Trials and LetsRun.com is sharing their stories. For all the HOKA Taking on the Trials coverage click here.
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Show notes: Elle Purrier runs 4:16.85 for the mile and the LRC team loses it. 5k vs 1500 what’s her best event
[19:21] Donavan Brazier
[25:15] USA Indoors Preview: Raevyn Rogers vs Ajee Wilson. Shelby Houlihan vs Elle Purrier x2
[37:42] The Big Debate and $20 bet: Willie Fink vs Anthony Rotich
[43:36] 20-year-Old Mondo Duplantis Gets World Record
[49:38] Galen Rupp Ready for the Trials + Chris Derrick, Jim Walmsley gets 3 major media profiles in one day
[60:01] Dave Scott-Thomas and Guelph Sexual Abuse Allegations. Toronto Globe article here. Thread here. Newsletter by author Michael Doyle here.
[64:42] Greatness of LetsRun.com
[71:32] Rojo’s poltical rant
[73:23] Jon’s Oscar rant
[78:08] Joe Rubio head coach HOKA ONE ONE Aggies- The blue collar running team (sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE) More on Aggies here
[98:03] Alphafly shoe talk
[111:23] How bad/would Kipchoge get beat if he couldn’t wear Vaporfly’s?
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