House Of Run: What Does Eliud Kipchoge Have Left To Prove?

On this week’s episode of the House of Run, Jason and Kevin recap another flawless performance by Eliud Kipchoge in the marathon, Vivian Cheruiyot’s smart pacing strategy, the big positive splits from Kenenisa Bekele and Mary Keitany, Mo Farah’s British record (and discussion with the lead motorcycle), and all the other highlights from the 2018 London Marathon.

The guys also recount listeners’ experiences at the Boston Marathon, discuss Atlanta’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials, speculate about Galen Rupp's next steps, and predict what Yuki Kawauchi’s professional career will look like.  


Highlights:

2:10 - How do you put Eliud Kipchoge's dominance in context?

6:30 - Mo Farah versus the motorbikes in London.

9:00 - What exactly were the pacers doing in the men's race?

17:00 - Vivian Cheruiyot's victory was considered an upset, but was it predictable?

22:00 - Did the pacers hurt or help Mary Keitany?

36:30 - How big of a deal was Tirunesh Dibaba's DNF?

42:30 - A thorough analysis of Yuki Kawauchi's Wikipedia page.

48:00 - Listener emails! 

Want to listen to this episode on the go? You can also listen to the show via iTunes by clicking here.

Three Events To Watch At BU: Jenkins/Tanui/NAU 5k, Engels In The Mile

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The 2020 BU John Thomas Terrier Classic is this Friday and Saturday (Jan 24-25) in Boston and will be Live on FloTrack. A fast men's 5k and the season debut of Craig Engels in the mile are among the top events to watch this weekend:

Weekend Watch Guide: Fast Boston 5k, Elite Sprints In New Mexico

Several of the top distance runners and sprinters in the country will be on display this weekend on FloTrack as we stream two days of action at the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque this Friday and Saturday. U.S. Olympic hopeful Eric Jenkins and training partner Paul Tanui will chase the 13:13.50 Olympic 5k standard along with several NAU stars on Friday at BU, while reigning 60m hurdles world champion Keni Harrison will face 2019 NCAA champion Chanel Brissett in the hurdles at New Mexico on Saturday. That, and so much more, can be seen on our live slate Jan. 24 - 25:

As Trials Approach, Three Contenders Speak On State Of Shoes

As the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials rapidly draw near, tensions surrounding the fate of Nike’s controversial Vaporfly shoes are at an all-time high. Reports in recent weeks that World Athletics is set to ban the shoe have led to speculation of when a potential rule change would be made and what specifically the governing body seeks to outlaw. With less than 40 days until Atlanta, both action or inaction by World Athletics will be a major storyline in the race for Tokyo. 

Eight Sub-2:21 Women Set To Contest 2020 Boston Marathon

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Houston Organizers Award 'Top U.S. Male' Prize Money To Two Runners

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The Houston Half Marathon organizers decided to award their "top U.S. male finisher" prize money ($2,000) to two athletes this year.

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Niiya Sets Japanese Record In Dominant Houston Half Performance

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Athing Mu Adds To Legacy With 500m National Record At VA Showcase

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Athing Mu added to her legacy as one of the greatest high school track and field athletes of all-time with an electrifying national record breaking performance at the Virginia Showcase on Friday night at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

Teenage Sprint Star Briana Williams Signs With Nike

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Briana Williams, the 17-year-old sprinter who broke the national high school 100 meter record in June at Jamaica's Senior Track and Field Championships, has turned pro and has signed a contract with HSI International, it was announced on Friday. 

Unsponsored Fischer Excited For Houston Half Marathon Return

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Weekend Watch Guide: Roberts vs. Allen In 60H, Prep Stars At VA Showcase

A busy slate of track and field action is on deck for this weekend Live on FloTrack. From elite high school competition at the VA Showcase to strong mid-distance and hurdle races at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational, FloTrack has you covered for all your track needs.