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Blowout Valencia Preview, Fast Times in Delhi, Guest Nick Cordes on Thorvaldson-Brown Showdown

4 months ago

The Valencia Marathon and Half Marathons are here and they are STACKED. Jodan Hasay represents America in the marathon and Emily Sisson is after Molly Huddle's American half-marathon record. Lawrence Cherono, Birhanu Legesse and Lelisa Desisa square off in the marathon as the world records could go in the half with Letesenbet Gidey in her debut, and Rhonex Kipruto, Jacob Kiplimo and and Kibiwott Kandie in the men's race.

Sound Running's The Track Meet is here with King Cheserek in action along with Weini Kelati making her pro debut.

Plus we've got the unofficial high school cross country national championship on the girls' side with Sydney Thorvaldson and Brynn Brown squaring off at the High School Cross Country National Invite in Lubbock. Lubbock Christian coach Nick Cordes (former World Half team member and husband to NCAA champ Leigh Daniel) joins us @ 78:18 to discuss the meet and discuss how it came about.

We preview all that action plus look back at the great half marathon action in New Delhi, Killian Jornet going for ultra running's greatest record and ending up in the hospital and more.

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  • Show notes:
  • 3:58 Valencia stacked and prize $
  • 9:58 Emily Sisson and Jordan Hasay in Valencia
  • 22:38 Valencia full
  • 26:54 Valencia half- world records could go
  • 35:58 Fast time and $99k in New Delhi
  • 45:06 The Track Meet - King Ches, pro debut of Weini Kelati and immigration status of both
  • 60:19 Jon girlfriend or Rojo sub 20
  • 61:20 Michael Capiraso out at New York Road Runners
  • 71:48 Killian Jornet comes up short and ends up in hospital
  • 78:18 Nick Cordes on High School Cross Country National Invite
  • 89:23 Supporters Only content on Sarah Fuller becoming first Power 5 female football player, Title IX

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