Podcast: Battle of 19 Year Olds. Is Bekele Chunky? Coburn Favorite for Gold? College Track in Trouble?

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by LetsRun.com
September 16, 2020

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The battle of the 19 year-olds is here: Jakob Ingebrigtsen v Jacob Kiplimo over 3000m at Thursday’s Rome Diamond League meet and we give our predictions. The US is not sending a team to the World Half Marathon championships, but there is hope for Foot Locker XC in 2020 and there is going to be an unofficial DII NCAA XC nationals. Minnesota has but it’s track and field program and University of Houston coach Leroy Burrell sends out a warning.

Is Emma Coburn the gold medal favorite in the women’s steeplechase? Can Jakob Ingebrigtsen or Potato Tim (Cheruiyot) run 3:25? Is Kenenisa Bekele chunky or ready of the London Marathon? What about Matthew Centrowitz’s Olympic chances in 1500?

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Detailed Show notes (click to listen):
[:57] 5 Minute Rome Diamond League Preview: Jacob vs Jakob and Warholm vs WR
[7:14] USA not sending team to World Half Marathon Champs because of COVID
[14:07] FootLocker XC 2020? + NCAA DII Nationals
[20:00] NCAA D1 Cross Country Nationals in 2021?
[23:07] Are NCAA athletes exploited? Cal runner quits XC team because NCAA is racist.
[30:00] Minnesota Track cut / future of NCAA track / LeRoy Burrell’s comments
[36:17] Zagreb: Daniel Rowden arrives. Bryce Hoppel. “B” teamers in Europe
[46:28] Rojo’s hot take: Emma Coburn favorite for gold? US Tokyo 2021 Medal Chances
[53:22] Centro better chance to win gold or not make Olympic Team?
[59:42] A 30-year old most of you have never heard of, Hedda Hynne of Norway, just ran a 1:58:10 world’s best
[62:57] Performance of Week: Spanish 800/1500 double 8 minutes a part
[66:42] Rojo’s idiotic solution to scheduling of doubles problem at Olympics/Worlds
[70:41] Thread of Week: Bekele: 8x2k at 8500ft…bad news
[74:48] Post of Week: Gjert thinks Jakob will run 3:25 (Will Cheruiyot or Ingebrigtsen break 1500 record?)

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