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Brynn Brown, the return of the Major Marathons, everyone is an All-American, bus-only NCAA XC and track and field's Grand Slams

2 months ago

In this week's podcast, we propose a simple plan that should result in the major big-city marathons returning to action this fall: https://www.letsrun.com/forum/flatread.php?thread=10021792 We also talk about Brynn Brown's amazing 9:39 3,200 meter run (https://www.letsrun.com/news/2020/05/high-schooler-brynn-brown-runs-second-best-3200-in-us-hs-girls-history), get you ready for this weekend's high school sub-4 mile attempt, and rip the NCAA coaches for declaring every one who qualified for NCAAs at the DIII level an All-American: https://www.letsrun.com/forum/flatread.php?thread=10019637. Along the way, we talk about Ben Rosario's idea to create 4 Grand Slams for track and field and wonder how the NCAA xc season will look if teams only travel by bus: https://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=10019279.

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Show Notes

  • 3:40 Brynn Brown has run 9:39 for 3,200
  • 10:10 Caster Semenya has declared herself to be Supernatural
  • 13:41 Covid-19 talk during which Robert Johnson offers his simple plan to bring back the major city marathons - Test everyone before the race.
  • 25:49 Some high school boys will be attempting to break 4:00 in the mile in the Quarantine Classico
  • 29:22 Weldon Johnson joins the show and talks about week 2 as a parent and he quickly goes off on a Covid-19 rant
  • 43:45 Is the dream that Jenny Simpson return to the steeplechase officially dead?
  • 46:20 Everyone gets a medal. The coaches association has determined everyone who qualified for NCAA indoors should be declared an All-American at the DIII level. What a joke.
  • 52:33 We share a couple of emails of the week. One calls us scum for interviewing Jim Ryun another praises us for sending out the best-emailed newsletter in history. We use the email as an excuse to talk more about Jim Ryun's silver medal run in 1968.
  • 61:14 HOKA NAZ Elite coach Ben Rosario wants to create 4 Majors for track and field. Will this idea save the sport?
  • 70:20 If NCAA xc is held in the fall with limited bus-only travel, how will the season look.

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