Podcast: Track is Back, Guest Jim Walmsley on 100k World Record Attempt x 2

by LetsRun.com
January 20, 2020

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Jim Walmsley joined us at 90:07 to look back at his 2020, look ahead at his 2021, and his 100k world record attempt this weekend at the HOKA Project Carbon X2.

Track and field was back in a big way as Athing Mu began her collegiate career in style, Hugues Fabrice Zango broke the triple jump record, HS girls ran 2:02 and 9:47, an Olympic champ gets popped, 16 year-old Erriyon Knighton turned pro, Alexa Efraimson has a new coach, and Nick WIllis made sub 4 minute mile history.

Andrew Bumbalough joined us in a sponsored segment at 4:24 to discuss his career, retirement, Bowerman, whether Evan Jager should leave Jerry, supershoes, and his work with PWURE, the data-driven nutrition company.

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  • Show notes:
  • 4:24 Andrew Bumbalough on Retirement, PWURE, Bowerman (Sponsored by PWURE.com)
  • 18:10 What a Weekend led by Athing Mu
  • 27:48 Audio of Week: Blood Testing at Marathon Project
  • 31:58 World Record in Triple Jump
  • 35:17 Efraimson Joins Zombie NOP and Pete Julian
  • 50:18 Nick Willis Sub 4 History
  • 56:55 High School Girls Running Fast
  • 66:42 Joseph Biden is the 46th President of the United States
  • 67:53 Runner Tom Brady
  • 69:52 Brianna Rollins-McNeal charged with doping violation
  • 75:20 16 year-old Erriyon Knighton signs with adidas
  • 80:38 Job prospects for 30 year-old runners/ Mark Wetmore story
  • 90:07 Jim Walmsley Talk

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