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Nike's Big Bet, Guest Paul Kemp, Jordan Hasay's Struggles, Zurich Preview (Diamond League Final)

1 month ago

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 notes).

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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Show notes:

  • 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 USA (PEACOCK) Australia (AMAZON) France (ARTE) UK (SKY) Germany (ZDF) Netherlands (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC) South Korea (WATCHA) New Zealand (AMAZON) Sweden (NORDIC TV)

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