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Galen Rupp will not make the 2020 Olympic Marathon team?! + Wejo’s Mother-in-law

9 months ago

Who says there isn't anything going on in the running world?

Who says nothing is going on in the running world? The LRC team finds plenty to talk about as Jon returns from vacation and gets his tips including a big one from an anonymous for now running legend.

The Houston half marathon field (Sara Hall vs Molly Huddle vs Jordan Hasay) and Wanamaker mile fields are out, Wejo says Galen Rupp won’t make the Olympic marathon team, Sam Chelanga may be back, and what is the 2020 LetsRun.com challenge?

The team is joined by Wejo’s mother-in-law at the end to see what she does and does not know about the sport (and she shares a family connection to the 1980 Miracle on Ice).

Looking for a great race this winter? East coast: Run the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half, 5k, March 1st - the day after the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta. More details here.

West coast: Can Am Masters XC Race in Victoria, BC Feb 29: Beautiful course. Great city. Hoping to host world XC. More details here

Show notes:
6:26 Jon gets his tips
8:33 Alberto Salazar segment: Who is coaching Galen Rupp?
13:22 Hypocrites! Employee 1.1 DIDN’T go sub 5 in mile/ Wejo got into USAs without the qualifying standard
20:51 Mary Cain dreaming of Olympics
23:43 Vaporfly segment
27:26 Houston Half Marathon a preview of Olympic Trials? Jordan Hasay vs Molly Huddle vs Sara Hall + the Return of Sam Chelanga?! (should Jared Ward be scared)
40:22 Bold prediction: Galen Rupp will not make the Olympic marathon team
Update after podcast: Galen has a new coach NAU's Mike Smith
43:23 Millrose Wanamaker men’s mile field 4 Americans, 9 foreigners and X Africans
47:33 Ajee’ Wilson vs Raevyn Rogers @ Dr. Sander Invite
49:53 The 2020 LetsRun.com Challenge
53:33 Which world records go down in 2020?
64:12 Mother-in-law segment with Cathy

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