Capriotti Out at Nike, (Guests) Russian Doping Whistleblowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov + Moscow Marathon & 10k Has 20,000 Runners
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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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- Links mentioned in show: Guy running with a pistol attacked on a run in South Africa
- COVID hospitilizations at colleges
- Atlantic article on myocarditis
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