Podcast: Nike’s Big Bet Director Paul Kemp, Jordan Hasay’s Struggles, Zurich League Final Preview
September 7, 2021
Our podcast is a day early this week to get you ready for the Diamond League final (main action 1-4pm eastern on Thursday).
Paul Kemp, director and producer of Nike’s Big Bet, an entertaining doc on Alberto Salazar and Nike is our guest at 54:35. Nike’s Big Bet is streaming on Peacock in the US, Sky in the UK, and will be on the CBC on September 17th (list of major countries at bottom of page).
Prior to Paul, we preview the Diamond League Final (the Zurich Weltklasse Meet) and discuss Jordan Hasay’s struggles, the Tokyo Marathon being cancelled and more. Show notes below.
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- 5:51 New Haven 20k: Jordan Hasay bombs (again)
- 15:02 Tokyo Marathon cancelled
- 17:38 Ben True Wins, NYC debut next
- 25:00 Zurich preview
- 29:35 Jakob out of 5k?
- 38:38 WR in 1500? Faith Kipyegon vs Sifan Hassan
- 42:58 Best chance to win: Courtney Frerichs or Kate Grace?
- 54:35 Paul Kemp: Director, Producer of Nike’s Big Bet
- 67:03 Paul Kemp: Bringing the excitement of track to life in the film
- 83:16 Malcolm Gladwell’s role in film
- 92:14 Why not more women in the film?
- 100:50 Kara Goucher
- 106:55 Ritz
- 111:02 Rojo’s secret notes
- 112:56 Super shoes
- 123:42 Paul’s background in running
- 127:18 Athletics West, East Germany
- 135:22 Safesport ban
- 146:18 Mary Cain
- 155:18 Does he think Alberto doped athletes?
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Major Streaming locations of Nike’s Big Bet:
Canada (CBC) – September 17
Netherlands (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)
South Korea (WATCHA)
New Zealand (AMAZON)
Sweden (NORDIC TV)