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Shalane Flanagan Retires: Is She the USA GOAT?, Leonard Korir 2:07:56, Mark Parker Exits, IAAF Athletes of Year, Trevor Hofbauer, Zion Williamson

4 months ago

Who is the greatest female US distance runner ever?

Shalane Flanagan hangs them up and we discuss if she Deena Kastor, Joan Benoit, or Lynn Jennings is the GOAT of the USA. Leonard Korir runs 2:07:56 in the marathon and we look at his Olympic chances. Mark Parker steps away at Nike and we discuss his legacy and running career at Penn State. Who should be the IAAF athlete of the year for men (Karsten Warholm, Eliud Kipchoge, Steve Gardiner, Noah Lyles, Joshua Cheptegei) and women (Sifan Hassan, Brigid Kosgei, or Dalilah Muhammad)? Plus NCAA XC talk (NAU dynasty and Arkansas trying to get triple crown), Zion Williamson talk, deleted thread of week, and the Diamond League expands.

100% of tips this week go to LRC's Jonathan Gault.

Show notes:
0:00 Shalane Flanagan retires. Is she the USA GOAT? What about Deena Kastor, Joan Benoit, or Lynn Jennings?
16:23 Leonard Korir run
21:55 IAAF may allow all shoes. Should they? Sean Ingle article
31:53 Mark Parker stepping down / Alberto Salazar appeal
39:36 Who is the IAAF athlete of the year?
50:32 Brigid Kosgei didn’t miss 3 tests
55:50 NCAA XC Talk- Nuttycombe Invitational, Prenats and the Rogue NCAA voter
63:28 Trevor Hofbauer Dreams Become Reality- 2:16 to 2:09 in the marathon
71:08 Zion Williamson and Jon’s mysterious triple jumper roommate
75:58 Deleted thread of week: Why won't NY get rid of Mafia?
79:52 Diamond League expanding

Related reads: Shalane Flanagan Retires: 5 Greatest Moments in Her Career

*Who is the USA GOAT? Flanagan, Kastor, Joan Benoit, or Lynn Jennings?

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