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Christian Coleman Strike 3? Guest Nia Akins Joins The Brooks Beasts + Rojo's Coaching Tree

3 months ago

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Christian Coleman, the world's fastest man and the favorite for Olympic gold in 2021, may be banned from the sport after he is alleged for the second time to have missed drug test #3. Pro track and field is back with the Impossible Games, Rojo has a coaching tree and more.

Our special guest at 61:26 is recent Penn graduate Nia Akins, who became the first 2020 collegian to sign a pro deal. Akins discusses her decision to join the Brooks Beasts, how she balanced training in college with 12-hour clinical rotations as a nursing major, what it's like being a Black female runner in 2020, and her fight to increase voter registration.

Show notes: 2:53 Christian Coleman's test
17:07 Impossible Games and Jakob Ingebrigtsen continuing to impress
28:44 Track and field and road races not yet coming back but Trump indoor rally for 20,000?
33:27 Keira D’Amato (née Carlstrom) 15:04 5000m
41:45 Lamine Diack Trial
44:10 1:48 by a high schooler John Lester and Rojo's coaching tree
47:45 Alan Webb and $3,350
49:40 Threads of week: People over 40 on here - what is the number one thing that young people should NOT take for granted
There's going to be some big doping news this month
61:26 Guest Nia Akins joins us

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