June 28, 2023
Meet Narve Nordås, 24-Year-Old Norwegian 1500m Runner That Went from 3:36 to 3:29 in 1 Season
Is Nordås the least talented runner to break 3:30 in history? He thinks so, "I can guarantee you I'm the slowest sub 3:30 guy in history."
June 26, 2023
Meet Will Sumner, The 2023 NCAA 800m Champ
In case you missed our podcast with Sumner who won NCAAs as a true frosh, we've typed up some highlihts for you.
May 28, 2023
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Yared Nuguse and Sage Hurta-Klecker talk after 2023 Rabat Diamond League
April 13, 2023
Q&A With Reigning Champ Evans Chebet Ahead of 2023 Boston Marathon
Chebet, who used to never win (0 wins in his 1st 10 marathons with six 2nd place finishes), has been winning everything of late including in 2022 when he became the 5th man to win Boston & NYC in the same year, says those wins changed his life but he's excited about facing Eliud Kipchoge.
April 07, 2023
Q&A: Trey Cunningham Explains Why He Only Hurdles Once Every 10 Days & Why Racing in Europe Is Different to the US
Cunningham had an incredible 2022 and is pumped for his first year as a pro in 2023, but first he has to defend his thesis at Florida State. Cunningham explains why hurdlers don't doge each other, talks about how the meets in Europe are amazing and also shares his pick for the win in a 200m hurdle race between himself, Grant Holloway, & Rai Benjamin.
January 17, 2023
Marc Scott Leaving Bowerman Track Club, Plans To Train With Eliud Kipchoge & Patrick Sang In Kenya
Scott, who is in Kenya now and hoping to work with coach Patrick Sang, reveals why he left BTC and reflects on his five years with the group that produced a 12:57 European indoor record and a World Indoor medal.
September 15, 2022
Grant Fisher Q&A: "I certainly exceeded my overall expectations. This was a dream year. For an American, things don’t often go too much better than this."
Fisher analyzes what went right in 2022 and talks about his goals for 2023. "I wouldn’t say it’s medals or bust but the goal is to medal – 100%."
September 14, 2022
Q&A with Kiwi Sam Tanner after 2022 breakthrough season: "I want to break John Walker’s New Zealand record in the mile, the 3:49."
The Kiwi talks about his breakthrough 2022 campaign, his goals for 2023, surfing and what it's like to live in mom and dad's basement as a married man. *MB: Sam Tanner Q&A: "I want to break John Walker’s New Zealand record in the mile, the 3:49."
September 06, 2022
On 50th Anniversary of Marathon Gold, Frank Shorter Reflects On Impact of Munich Massacre
Shorter was asleep on the balcony of his Olympic Village apartment when he heard the first gunshots. Why was sleeping out there? Ask Dave Wottle.
May 25, 2022
Gary Martin Opens Up on Sub-4, His Training, Newbury Park, and Being Called the "Nerd Runner"
Gary Martin and Jim Ryun are the only 2 high schoolers to go sub-4 in the mile without a rabbit. Marin was the guest on the LetsRun.com Track Talk podcast.
April 11, 2022
Gabriela DeBues-Stafford Explains Why She Left the Bowerman Track Club
DeBues-Stafford says that while she has no reason to believe anyone on BTC is taking performance-enhancing drugs, the uncertainty surrounding the specifics of Bowerman and coach Jerry Schumacher's continuing relationship with the banned Shelby Houlihan was a "critical reason" for her departure. *MB: GDS has left BTC, cites Houlihan explicitly.
March 08, 2022
Colin Sahlman Doesn't Rule Out Turning Pro, Says He's A Miler
"I really want to race the mile -- like that's where my passion is at right now," said Sahlman in a Q&A with LetsRun after being named the 2021 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Sahlman also said he'd "love" to do the Pre Classic mile like former HS teen sensations Alan Webb and Jakob Ingebrigtsen. *MB: Q&A with Colin Sahlman who reveals he's passionate about the mile & wants to run Pre and doesn't rule out turning pro.
October 18, 2021
Emma Bates, America's Newest Marathon Star, Talks Chicago, Team Boss, Team USA, Divorce, and Mental Health
A year ago, Bates was training in Idaho preparing for a pb at the Marathon Project. That pb would not come, and she would wind up leaving Idaho for Boulder following her divorce. Now, however, she's thriving with Team Boss after a runner-up finish at the Chicago Marathon.
October 02, 2021
Devon Allen Joins the Sub 13 Club, Talks 110 Hurdles, NFL, and the Dream Football 100m Match-up
May 19, 2021
Q&A: Evan Jager on His Return to the Steeple, Taking on New Rivals from Ethiopia, and How Long He Plans to Continue Running Professionally
Jager reveals that some Achilles issues "really, really delayed my training a lot more than I was hoping for" but he's feeling good now and when pressed admits he considers himself to be the favorite for the US trials. But he says what the Ethiopians did this winter was a "wakeup call." As for whether he's near retirement, Jager emphatically said, "No. I’m still hungry. I’m still having fun. I love training with the guys. When I’m healthy, running is still one of my favorite things in the world to do. "
April 15, 2021
Sydney Thorvaldson Speaks With LetsRun.com After Being Named 2020-21 Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year
Thorvaldson, a Wyoming native who earned commanding wins at the XC Town USA Meet of Champions and High School Cross Country National Invite last fall, will attend Arkansas in the fall.
March 01, 2021
Q&A With Kieran Tuntivate About His Shocking 27:17 10,000 Meter Run
Learn how Tuntivate managed to run 27:17 despite having a 5000 pb of just 13:57. *MB: Q&A with Kieran Tuntivate after his 27:17 10,000.
July 21, 2020
Q&A Sam Chelanga on Life in the Army, His Running Comeback, & His New Book, "With the Wind"
Chelanga, the four-time NCAA champ at Liberty, reveals he thinks life in the US and Kenya is actually quite similar. "A problem is a problem. It doesn’t matter where it is, it’s gonna hurt either way. Because pain, it’s the same pain." He says he was motivated to write a book because "I just couldn’t explain to myself how I was the way I was. I lived a life that I could have never predicted."
May 13, 2020
Q&A: Nick Willis on Signing With Tracksmith, Skateboarding, & Why the Olympic Standard Freeze Helps Him
Nick reveals that he only got his new contract after successfully acing his first job interview in more than 20 years. "[My last job interview was when I was] 15, applying for a job as a dishwasher and salad and food prep person at a restaurant, like TGI Fridays...It’s not a traditional nine-to-five. It’s project-based and they’ll give myself flexibility to also focus on my training. But I want to prove myself. I want to show that I’m worthy of this...It’s fun starting at the bottom again."
March 19, 2020
Mike Smith Q&A Part II: On Choosing to Coach Galen Rupp, "Defending the Process," & Rupp's Human Side
Smith said that he was careful not to let preconceived notions cloud his judgment when deciding whether to work with Rupp. "The second we abandon our critical thinking or our process with this stuff...I worry about that." *MB: Mike Smith Part II: Smith explains why he agreed to work with Galen Rupp