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The Death of the 5,000m, New Olympic Track Qualifying Procedures, Grant Holloway Machine, NCAA Indoors, the Future of the Diamond League -LetsRun.com Track Talk

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The Death of the 5,000m, New Olympic Track Qualifying Procedures, Grant Holloway Machine, NCAA Indoors, the Future of the Diamond League -LetsRun.com Track Talk

We discuss the death of the 5,000, the new Olympic qualifying procedures, the NCAA indoor meet, Grant Holloway's greatness, talk about Athing Mu getting beat by a high school freshman Roisin Willis, Anthony Rotich being an American, and we end with listener audio and then a full obit of the 5,000m. Full show notes below:
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0:00 Beginning
00:57 Funeral Ceremony for 5,000m
8:21 Will long distance running remain a track event?
10:14 Getting rid of an "African" event15:16 The new IAAF Ranking System and qualifying for the Olympics
22:05 System actually isn't that bad but severely undervalues US Championships and Olympic Marathon Trials.
26:18 The college admission scandal and Rojo saying the going price for a track spot at Cornell was $200k
30:31 NCAA indoor talk
37:24 Coach Mike Smith getting it done at NAU
40:00 Brexit & our sponsor Donald Trump 2020
41:24 DMR Talk- You don't start Mariano Rivera EVER
47:53 Grant Holloway "Flustered" Audio. How many Olympic medals can he win?
53:47 Anthony Rotich is a US Citizen
57:21 Discussion of our "secret" podcast guest for next week- Olympic medallist, Boston & NYC Marathon Champ, who was spotted in Wejo's apartment
58:15 We want more wife/viewer audio. Fake Ryan Hall where are you?
60:20 Athing Mo gets beat by high school freshman Roisin Willis and Ming responds better than the pros.
66:53 Listener audio and more discussion of Diamond League
72:30 Formal Obituary for the 5,000: 1912-2019

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