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Founders' Day Podcast: Preview of USATF Champs, Brazier vs Murphy, Houlihan vs Simpson, Allyson Felix, and the 1,500/10,000 Double at Worlds

7 months ago

Founders' Day Podcast: Preview of USATF Champs, Brazier vs Murphy, Houlihan vs Simpson, Allyson Felix, and the 1,500/10,000 Double at Worlds

The USA Track and Field Championships are Thursday to Sunday in Des Moines and we break them all down for you on LetsRun.com Founders' Day.

It was a big week for distance fans as the top 3 at the Olympic Marathon Trials will definitely make the Olympics, plus USATF was forced to follow its rules in picking the Pan Am team.

We break down USATF Nationals (7:15) with a deep dive of the men's 800 (NOP Civil War: Donavan Brazier vs Clayton Murphy), men's 1500 (can Craig Engels challenge?) and women's 1500 (Shelby Houlihan vs Jenny Simpson) (36:41). Should Simpson move to the steeple? What about Hassan trying the 1500/10,000 double at Worlds (33:11)? Message board post of the week: What's the prime age for distance runners (41:59)? We also talk sprints at USAs (54:44): Sydney McLaughlin, Coleman vs Lyles and what are Allyson Felix chances and what do we really think of the mixed gender 4x400? Plus, Jon gets censored for the first time on the podcast (22:02).

Podcast is sponsored by Running Warehouse. Play in $200,019 Running Warehouse USAs Prediction Contest here: https://www.letsrun.com/news/2019/07/2019-usa-outdoors-contest/

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