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Olympic Marathon Trials Preview Podcast

3 months ago

America's greatest road race is almost here

The 4 year wait is over and the Olympic Marathon Trials are almost here.

We break down the women's race and the men's race and actually have a little Tokyo Marathon and world record in the half marathon talk before the Trials talk. Full show notes below.

This podcast is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE. Seventeen HOKA athletes are running the Marathon Trials and LetsRun.com profiled them all. Get inspired by their stories and get some training advice in our HOKA ONE ONE Takes on the Trials coverage here..

We have a special Trials Week bonus podcast with all 6 HOKA NAZ Elite Pros at the Trials: Scott Fauble (2:09 marathon, #3 seed), Scott Smith (2:11), Sid Vaughn, Kellyn Taylor (6th at the last Trials, #4 seed), Aliphine Tuliamuk (9-time US champ), & Stephanie Bruce (2-time US Champ) here.

Show notes: 4:00 We love the Olympic Marathon Trials / Remembering the 2000 Trials
7:41 Yulimar Rojas breaks world triple jump record/ Ababel Yeshaneh upsets Brigid Kosgei to break world half marathon record
12:00 Tokyo Marathon preview / Could the Tokyo Olympics actually be cancelled?
19:42 Women's Olympic Marathon Trails preview: What a field: Emily Sisson, Jordan Hasay, Des Linden, Sara Hall, Molly Huddle, Kellyn Taylor, Sally Kipyego, Emma Bates, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Stephanie Bruce.
32:55 Women's picks
45:05 The Course
48:24 Men's Preview: The Big 4 of Galen Rupop, Leonard Korir, Jared Ward and Scott Fauble vs everyone else including old guys Dathan Ritzenhein, Bernard Lagat, and Abdi Abdirahman
63:33 Alberto Salazar segment
72:13 Can Jared Ward take down Galen Rupp?
75:04 Men's picks
78:36 Alphaflys at the Trials

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