Podcast with Russian Doping Whistleblowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov + John Capriotti Out at Nike

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by LetsRun.com
September 23, 2020

This week’s LetsRun.com Track Talk podcast is here (subscribe here).

Russian doping whistleblowers Yuliya (Rusanova) and Vitaly Stepanov join us ([64:58]) from an undisclosed location in America for a fascinating talk on their lives and risky decisions to blow the lid on the Russian doping operation. A new book on them by David Walsh called the Russian Affair is out. You can purchase here.

Prior to that we look back at the Rome Diamond League meet, preview the Doha Diamond League, and discuss the most powerful man in track and field at Nike, John Capriotti, leaving Nike. Plus former IAAF boss Lamine Diack finally gets convicted. What does it all mean for the sport?

And believe it or not 20,000 people ran the Moscow Marathon and 10k. Plus Rojo’s rant and lock for the 2021 Olympic team Notre Dame’s Yared Nuguse.

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Show notes:

5:22 Rome Diamond League: Jacob Kiplimo > Jakob Ingebrigtsen. Mondo WR. Women’s 800
17:17 Doha DL Preview. Conseslu Kipruto runs but not the steeple
25:19 Moscow Marathon and 10k held with 20,000 runners / COVID Talk
30:53 Hot women’s 3k in Doha
33:18 Japan Corporate Track Champs
36:55 Nike Track and Field boss John Capriotti leaves Nike. What does it mean for the future of the sport? Plus Lamine Diack goes down and Craig Masback retires
55:28 College XC underway: Rojo’s Olympic lock: Yared Nuguse
58:11 Rojo’s Rant: 2021 Kansas Relays cancelled
64:58 Stepanov interview. Whistleblowing in Russia, life in America

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