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Phenoms & Busts, Emily Sisson AR, Diamond League Kickoff and Track and Field Superfan Derek Rubis

1 month ago

The Diamond League kicks off in Doha on Friday with the return of Donavan Brazier. Jakob Ingebrigtsen got a nice 5k win in America and had some interesting comments afterward on teen phenoms and the Olympic letdown.

Emily Sisson's assault on the roads got her the American half-marathon record, will the full marathon be next?

Track and field super fan Derek Rubis joins us at 79:25 to talk about his battle with cancer, the state of the sport, share some words of inspiration, and make a bold, bold prediction.

Show notes below:

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  • Show notes:
  • 0:00 Summer Training Program is here
  • 2:37 "B" team season is over - Diamond League starts Friday
  • 4:53 Sound Running 5k - Jakob Ingebrigtsen delivers, Abdihamid Nur NCAA record?
  • 17:58 Jakob's post-race comments on the Olympic let down (podcast Wejo talked about here)
  • 24:33 Jakob's comments on Newbury Park - "13:40, 13:20. That's nothing compared to the bigger picture"
  • 25:32 Struggling ex phenoms- not all excel as pros Lawi Lalang, Edward Cheserek, Drew Hunters all struggling
  • 28:45 Rojo says Drew Hunter is done
  • 31:39 Kip Keino Classic - Marcell Jacobs pulls out - was he really sick? Ferdinand Omanyala upsets Fred Kerley
  • 41:19 Should Kenya host a Worlds?
  • 45:26 Allie Wilson world leader continues strong year for Atlanta Track Club
  • 48:40 Emily Sisson breaks American record in half marathon. Will she get marathon record next?
  • 55:49 Jon rants about USATF Half Marathon champs being thinly promoted
  • 58:12 Cooper Teare solos the World Standard. Is he the US 1500m favorite?
  • 63:34 Message board thread of week: How many Americans will join sub 13:00 5k club in next 3 years?
  • 68:02 Amazing finish at Kentucky Derby
  • 68:57 Pro Thursday Night Track and Field on ESPN2 from Puerto Rico - Elaine Thompson-Herah headlines
  • 70:47 Diamond League Doha preview- Donavan Brazier's 1st 800 since Olympic Trials, stacked men's 1500, a lot, lot more
  • 79:25 Track and field super fan - Derek Rubis, aka The Hub of Distance Running on his battle with cancer, the current state of track and field and more.

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