Pre: 10.54!!!, Sha'Carri DFL, Frerichs Sub 9, Athing Mu GOAT?, Sydney's Cry for RESPECT + Guest Adrian Macdonald (Leadville 100 Champ)
An incredible Prefontaine Classic is in the books and we try and recap it all. From the sensational 10.54 on the track by Elaine Thompson-Herah, to the DFL and bravado by Sha'Carri Richardson, to Courtney Frerich's becoming the first American to smash the 9 minute barrier, the disappearing act of Matthew Centrowitz.
Sydney McLaughlin wants some RESPECT and Athing Mu was so damn good, we almost forgot about her in the podcast, but at 88:35 discussed whether she had the best season ever by an American female distance runner at the tender age of 19.
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- Show notes: 5:22 Elaine Thompson-Herah 10.54
- 10:26 Sha'Carri Richardson DFL
- 20:37 Sydney McLaughlin's cry for respect vs how Sha'Carri deals with social media
- 31:46 Courtney Frerichs Sub 9 steeplechase
- 43:08 Men's 2 Mile: Cheptegei over Barega in battle of Olympic champs
- 47:50 Bowerman Mile: Ingebrigtsen sizzles, Centro and Timothy Cheruiyot fizzle
- 54:06 Noah Lyles, men's 100
- 57:18 Track Town a myth? Less than 10,000 people for Pre
- 67:59 Cape Town a World Marathon Major?
- 71:08 World Juniors and Sasha Zhoya. Nairobi vs Tokyo for Worlds 2025
- 85:16 Jenny Simpson big announcement
- 88:35 Athing Mu 1:55.04 American record to cap the greatest season ever by an American distance runner?!
- 96:19 Adrian Macdonald winner of the Leadville 100 in his first 100 miler
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