Jim Ryun, Alan Webb and Matthew Centrowitz Go to the White House + Paul Chelimo is Our Guest

Some big American milers went to the White House and America’s top 5,000m runner Paul Chelimo joins us.

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by LetsRun.com
July 30, 2020

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Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo joined us at to talk about his incredible career.  Paul talks not only about being atop the US 5,000m ranks and his rivalry with Lopez Lomong, but his rise to the top of US distance running, immigrating to America, racism, his billionaire mentor Stephen Schwarzman, and a lot more including his desire to run the marathon at the 2029 Olympics in Los Angeles.

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Prior to Chelimo the crew discusses Jim Ryun’s party after he got the Presidential Medal of Freedom which was attended by Matthew Centrowitz and Alan Webb and LetsRun.com. Not to mention recap of the latest action and some hope for the Monaco Diamond League and London Marathon in 2020.

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[0:58] Fargo Marathon cancelled but XC racing in Connecticut
[1:45 ]LRC Founders Club Special for Podcast listeners (you have to listen to find out).
[5:33] LRC & Jim Ryun & Matthew Centrowitz & Alan Webb & Presidential Medal of Freedom
[15:12] Who is the Olympic 100m favorite? Trayvon Bromell is really back 9.90.
[22:40] Shaunae Miller-Uibo 10.98
[24:59] Elijah Manangoi gets whereabouts suspension
[32:10] New shoe rules
[36:34] No Rojo Shelby Houlihan’s career isn’t better than Matthew Centrowitz’s + Fast miles by Elle Purrier and American women
[45:39] London Marathon 2020!?
[48:45] Monaco 2020 get excited now!
[54:05] Paul Chelimo big talk