Track Talk Podcast: Olympic Trials Recap, Cole MF Hocker, Athing Mu, Phil Knight’s Legacy, Diamond League is Baack

June 30, 2021

This week’s Track Talk podcast is here (listen here or in player below)

The US Olympic Trials (and the British Trials) are in the books and the Diamond League on its way back. Jenny Simpson, Mo Farah, Shelby Houlihan, Donavan Brazier all won’t be in Rio but Cole Hocker most definitely will be. We recap a great Olympic Trials and look head to Tokyo.

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Links: Twitter Post of 1500 at 2012 Trials vs 2021 Trials *Thread: Hocker final 100m 12.2

Order of Show (SC members get timestamps)

  • Men’s 1500 Talk: Hocker Over Centrowitz, : Twitter Post of 1500 at 2012 Trials vs 2021 Trials, Hocker final 100m 12.2
  • 14:09 SC Only: Hobbs Kessler Contract
  • 1500m Medal Chances
  • Josh Kerr > Jake Wightman at British Trials
  • Athing Mu superstar
  • Rojo gets a phone call from a prominent coach
  • The new Hayward Field, the old Hayward Field (was it a dump?), Phil Knight’s legacy in the sport, lack of fans, and attendance for Worlds
  • Biggest disappointment at Trials / Biggest Surprise / Tracksmith 2 distance Olympians
  • British Trials / Laura Muir medal chances
  • Sprint action at US Trials: McLaughlin World Record, Gabby Thomas arrives
  • Stockholm and Oslo Diamond Leagues
  • SC Only: Deena Kastor’s comments on Shelby Houlihan

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