Ken Goe of The Oregonian joins Jason and Kevin to discuss the decision to host part of the Kenyan Olympic Trials at the Prefontaine Classic. Ken explains the hurdles that needed to be cleared in order for the race to happen and gives his opinion on a trials race being held outside of a home country. Then, Ken updates the guys on Galen Rupp, Mo Farah, Ashton Eaton, the U of O women’s program and gives a couple of names to remember for the outdoor season.
Also, Jason and Kevin debate whether Peter Kirui has entered the morass that is the Kenyan marathon selection process after his fast half-marathon in New York City. The guys also evaluate the American’s performances, including Kara Goucher and Dathan Ritzenhein, from the race and guess what Firehiwot Dado still needs to do to make the Ethiopian Olympic team.
Finally, Kevin looks at another collegiate track program that is being cut, Jason makes a bold prediction about when Usain Bolt will open his season and answers Twitter questions about running on St. Patrick’s Day.
Jason and Kevin wrap up the 2012 indoor season by discussing Bernard Lagat’s gold medal run, Sally Pearson’s inevitability, Ashton Eaton’s world record and Veronica Campbell-Brown return to the top of the podium. Then, the guys talk about the big weekend for Lawi Lalang and Jeff Demps at the NCAA Championships and Jordan Hasay and Chris Derrick’s prospects for the outdoor season.
Finally, the guys also discuss the “plastic Brits” controversy, Robby Andrews’ decision to go pro, the greatest name in track and field, and preview the New York City Half Marathon.
Jason and Kevin discuss the results from Melbourne, the unorthodox Olympic selection process by Ethiopia and Kenya and John Steffenson’s victory dance. Then they talk about Bolt losing to royalty, Dai Green’s trash talking promise and break down the upcoming World Championship and NCAA Indoor Championships.
Jason and Kevin wrap up their coverage from the USA Indoor Championships and recount all the fast times, false starts and American records from Albuquerque. The guys discuss Leo Manzano’s win, Galen Rupp’s bounce back, Trell Kimmons’ fast start and Dexter Faulk’s false start.
Also, the guys debate the emergence of Brenda Martinez, Tianna Madison and the big jump from Chaunte Lowe. Finally, Jason gives his thoughts of video boards and music at track meets.
Jason and Kevin recap the first day of action at the USA Indoor Championships with the help of Ato Boldon. Ato gives his take on Dexter Faulk’s surprising performance, Tianna Madison’s start and Justin Gatlin’s outdoor outlook. Ato also shares his thoughts on the new false stat rule and coaching future NFL stars.
Then, Kevin and Jason discuss Bernard Lagat’s victory over Galen Rupp, Jenny Simpson’s easy win and Haile’s struggle in the Tokyo Marathon.