(Full audio) Berlin Madness: 2:11 Women's WR, Kipchoge Wins But Is He Slipping? Will The US Men Get 3 Into The Olympics? NCAA XC Gets Underway And Some Frosh Impress While Others Do Not
On this week's show we spend most of the first hour breaking down the 2023 Berlin marathon where Tigst Assefa ran an incredible 2:11:53. How shocked were we by the run? What it made it possible - pacing, shoes, talent, or doping? Eliud Kipchoge got the men's win in the 8th fastest time in history but is he starting to slip? The US men did not do well - will they even get three into the Olympics on world ranking? Should Paul Chelimo run the marathon Trails or does he have a better shot in the 5000? We break it down for you.
Eugene, Oregon will host the US Olympic Track and Field Trials and Rojo is irate. The NCAA xc season got underway and some super freshmen impressed while others totally bombed. Plus Brandon Miller and a ton of top sprinters have new coaches.
Here are some of the articles/threads discussed on the show:
- Tigst Assefa Obliterates Women's Marathon World Record with 2:11:53 in Berlin
- Eliud Kipchoge Wins Record 5th Berlin Marathon in 2:02:42
- MB: Reid Buchanan and Des Linden rip Eliud Kipchoge on twitter - "Give me a break"
- MB: McColgan trolls Assefa on twitter
- MB: American men bombed, are we not going to send 3 to the Olympics?
- MB: Devon Allen to make NFL debut this evening
- MB: ROCKY MF HANSEN, Best true freshman this year?
- MB: Simeon Birnbaum 3rd!!!
- MB:Oh the irony. What if it turns out the new $500 adidas shoe is just better than Nike's?
Show notes: Intro and Berlin women's talk
- 00:00-16:30 Intro and Berlin women's talk
- 16:30Could it be the shoes?
- 24:30 Assefa's backstory - Is her missing 2 years suspicious or to be expected due to Covid?
- 33:00 Did you know Assefa is closer to the American men's marathon record than the women's?
- 39:00 Berlin men's talk. Kipchoge wins but is he slipping?
- 48:30 American Reid Buchanan mocked Kipchoge on twitter - fair or foul?
- 53:00 A look at how the American men did in Berlin. Will they get 3 into the Olympics based on world ranking?
- 66:30 Eugene will host the 2024 US Olympic Trails and Rojo isn't happy and he goes on a rant.
- 75:50 NCAA XC Talk. NAU men and women impress but watch out for the Oklahoma State freshmen.
- 86:15 Tons of sprinters have switched coaches
- 90:00 Brandon Miller has Joined the Brooks Beasts
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