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Run it Back: Emma Coburn on the American record, her first steeplechase and meeting Mark Wetmore

February 12, 2015 |

Photo: TrackTownPhoto

American steeplechaser Emma Coburn joined Kevin and Jason on the House of Run podcast for a wide ranging discussion. Below are some highlights of their conversation.  For the full interview, download the podcast here, or on … Read More

Run it Back: Will Leer’s run-in with USATF

May 14, 2014 |

Three months before he criticized USATF on national television at the US Indoor Championships, Will Leer butted heads with the sport’s governing body at the group’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.  In December, Leer questioned why Lashawn Merritt received the Jesse Owens … Read More

The Worlds’ Most Memorable Moments, part 3

July 30, 2013 | | 3 Comments

After counting down the thirty most memorable moments from the IAAF World Championships’ first thirty years, we come to the top ten. Here’s where people might start to argue about what belongs where.

Arguing by itself is not a bad … Read More

The Worlds’ Most Memorable Moments, part 2

July 29, 2013 | | 2 Comments

42 kilometers done, 200 meters to go. (Photo by Jesse Squire.)

Yesterday I kicked off a countdown of the most memorable moments in World Championships history. Since the first Worlds were held thirty years ago, I’m choosing thirty moments.

Once … Read More

The Worlds’ Most Memorable Moments, part 1

July 28, 2013 | | 2 Comments

The 14th edition of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics will begin in Moscow in less than two weeks. Three days before that, the Worlds will have their 30th anniversary.

I have watched all editions but the first (I … Read More

Run It Back: Sports Illustrated’s David Epstein on Salazar’s Response to Hypothyroid Controversy

May 1, 2013 |

Last week, we spoke with David Epstein of Sports Illustrated about the diagnosis of hypothyroidism in elite athletes.  In the clip below, David explains Alberto Salazar’s response to the Wall Street Journal article that touched off the controversy.

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