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Tinker Hatfield is credited as the lead designer for both the Jordan line and the original Air Max. Tinker is a legend in sneakerhead culture, but at his core is a Pole Vaulter. An athlete of the Bill Bowerman era, Hatfield parallels all of his design ethos through the lens of speed and power. We chat about the influence of MJ and Kipchoge, and his…
 
Michael Woods is a runner. Yes, he's one of the top cyclists in the world, but his soul still lives on the track. To this day, Michael Woods ranks as one of the most impressive North American junior athletes track has ever seen. "Woodsy" tried to make it as a runner until a foot injury finally forced him to hobble away from the sport. He took up cy…
 
In 2018, Des Linden arrived at the starting line of the Boston Marathon with two pairs of shoes. When the gun went off in Hopkinton what was on her feet was a blacked-out, almost completely untested prototype of Brooks' newest innovation, the Hyperion Elite. In the episode, we dive into Des' leap of faith as well as the design evolution behind a mo…
 
Fresh off a 196-mile week, Des Linden is reshaping her perception of what is next. In 2021 she bears the burden that comes with being the "alternate" for the US Olympic team. But 2021 might also be the opportunity to launch her career into its next chapter. Des Linden is a two-time Olympian and in 2018 became the first American woman to win to the …
 
Today's episode features Strava co-founder Mark Gainey. COVID has awoken an arms race in the wearable device and connected fitness industry. Through it all, Strava has remained open and adaptable to every new platform thrown at it. Mark and Alex dive into what the gamification of endurance sports will look like moving forward, as well as the corpor…
 
The affects of COVID-19 continue to leave unanswered questions in so many facets of our world, even once decisions are made. Most recent in college cross country, the NCAA announced the new date of the NCAA Cross Country on Monday, March 15, 2021...only two days after the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. The decision leaves coaches and athl…
 
Less than two weeks from Eliud Kipchoge Vs Kenenisa Bekele at the 2020 London Marathon, a matchup that we thought might never happen, Ryan and Alex sit down with London Marathon race director Hugh Brasher. Hugh's heritage in the sport will shock you and help you understand his unwavering grit and dedication to make the 40th edition of the event hap…
 
Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 attempt in the marathon wasn't only the chase of a human to do the impossible, but it also became one of the most significant moment's in running footwear innovation in recent years. And in turn, it became a chase for all shoe companies to develop their own carbon tech footwear. In episode three of our series, we catch up wit…
 
Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 attempt in the marathon wasn't only the chase of a human to do the impossible, but it also became one of the most significant moment's in running footwear innovation in recent years. And in turn, it became a chase for all shoe companies to develop their own carbon tech footwear. In the second installment of the series, we exp…
 
ON Has officially committed to developing elite-level running in the US by announcing the launch of the "On Athletics Club". But how did a brand land some of the most promising young talent without them ever wearing their shoes? We chat with the newly appointed head coach, Dathan Ritzenhein, and Sports Marketing Director Steve Dekoker about the dev…
 
145 consecutive years of track and field championships thwarted by Covid-19. Was there any scenario that could have salvaged a championship this year? We went straight to USATF to find out. Director of Sports Science and Medicine for USATF Dr. Robert Champman joins us to lay out all the hurdles and challenges that needed to be overcome to responsib…
 
Eliud Kipchoge's sub-2 attempt in the marathon wasn't only the chase of a human to do the impossible, but it also became one of the most significant moment's in running footwear innovation in recent years. And in turn, it became a chase for all shoe companies to develop their own carbon tech footwear. Welcome to our first installment of the “Flats …
 
How can the Ivy League make major athletic decisions before the rest of the NCAA? Is it the right decision? American Collegiate record holder and Columbia alumni, Kyle Merber, joins us this week to dive into options facing Ivy league athletes as well his perspective on fall track racing.By alex lohr, ryan fenton, Kyle Merber
 
USATF President and University of Virginia Director of Track & Field/XC, Vin Lananna, joins BTG to talk with Ryan and Alex about the state of sports this fall, the challenges faced by USATF during the pandemic, how track can contribute to social change and the build up to the LA Olympics in 2028.By Vin Lananna, Ilan Raschkovsky, Efren Salinas, Ryan Fenton, Alex Lohr
 
Hassan Mead, now professional runner for Nike's Oregon Track Club, graduated from high school and college in Minneapolis and grew up only a mile from the site of George Floyd's murder. Mead talks with Ryan and Alex about his experiences growing up in Minneapolis, how racism has reared its ugly head in his life and what the sport of track & field ca…
 
In a span of just over two months, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd are all black Americans that have been subject to wrongful deaths, with two dying due to police misconduct. This week Frank Ross, Vice President of Player Personnel for the Washington Wizards of the NBA (Monumental Sports & Entertainment) and former Arlington (VA) Pol…
 
University of New Mexico's Coach, Joe Franklin, lives in the now. The cancer survivor and 2-Time NCAA team XC champion represents one of the most unique and influential perspectives in the sport. Joe reacts to the most recent cuts across the NCAA and lays out a roadmap through the next evolution of collegiate athletics.…
 
Nike, adidas, New Balance, Brooks, Saucony, Asics, Hoka....some of the major brands that dominate the running industry. Even with all this competition in the market, Matt Taylor saw an opportunity. Who out there was focusing on quality men's running apparel? When he couldn't find an answer, he decided that he would be the solution....enter Tracksmi…
 
In this week's episode, Ryan and Alex sit down with the Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey. Frey, a William & Mary alum, ran professional for Hansons-Brooks and Saucony after college and through 2008. Frey represented team USA at the 2007 PanAm Games where he finished 4th in the marathon (one spot from bronze medal), ran at the Olympic Marathon Trials…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing sports as we know it in many ways, but that's not the only thing that could change NCAA cross country forever. Recently, a report was published from a teleconference held by the NCAA DI Men's and Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Committee that provides insight on a potential change in the way DI teams would …
 
Episode 6 of Beneath the Grandstand Podcast features Chris Solinsky, former American Record holder at 10,000 meters, on the 10 year anniversary of his historic 10k record run at the 2010 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational. Chris talks about memories from the run, his relationship with Galen Rupp, the atmosphere between the Bowerman and Nike Oregon…
 
If you don't know much about the trail running scene (or if you do), this episode of Beneath the Grandstand is for you. Ryan and Alex talk to 2019 UltraRunner of the Year and Western States course record holder, Jim Walmsley. Jim, known to not shy away from big goals, had his sights set on UTMB and the Comrades Marathon in 2020, two of the biggest …
 
In this episode of Beneath the Grandstand, Keith Kelly, former NCAA and Irish XC Champion, sheds light on how COVID-19 has impacted the running industry, particularly shoe companies, shoe innovation, retail/specialty running stores and pro athlete contracts. Kelly has been working in the industry for more than a decade and currently holds the role …
 
Ryan and Alex talk with the Director of track & field and XC at University of Tennessee, Beth Alford-Sullivan. Beth brings experience as the former president of the USTFCCCA and a head coach in three of the Power 5 Conferences (PAC-12 at Stanford, Big Ten at Penn State and SEC at Tennessee). Beth goes into specifics around the NCAA ruling dealing w…
 
There were a lot of great pieces of information from Christian Taylor and insights from the athlete perspective , here are some of those timestamps throughout the show: 3:34-5:45: What was the reach of the athlete survey and who did it target 5:48-8:26: What were the most surprising outcomes coming from survey 11:18-12:53: Did the Athletics Associa…
 
FloTrack OG's Ryan Fenton and Alex Lohr reunite in a brand new podcast on FloTrack called Beneath the Grandstand. Their first episode features guests Canadian distance star Justyn Knight, Sound Running founder Jesse Williams and sports agent Stephen Haas of Total Sports. These three guests represents three different parts of the track and field/run…
 
Kyle Merber and Riley Masters, stars of "The Real Maine", join the podcast to discuss the likelihood of a sequel to their hit movie. Both shed light on their season in Europe and plans for the remainder of the summer. Merber and Masters marvel at the performances by Asbel Kiprop and Genzebe Dibaba at the 2015 Monaco Diamond League Meeting. Masters …
 
Saucony athlete Maverick Darling joins the podcast to share the story behind his cool name and his decision to return back to Madison and train under Mick Byrne. Darling provides insight into his first few years as a professional athlete and training with the likes of Ben True, Sam Chelanga and Nick Willis over the last two years. Very familiar wit…
 
Joe Stilin of ZAP Fitness joins the podcast in Leuven, Belgium to discuss his third season in Europe and his plans for the KBC Nacht meet in Heusden. Stilin, a Milwaukee-native, compares beers in Belgium to those of his beloved Wisconsin. He also shares an idea for a Bay View Mile in Milwaukee. What makes ZAP Fitness a gem not many have heard of in…
 
ESPN's Jill Montgomery joins the podcast as she enjoys the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships as a fan in Eugene, Oregon. Montgomery was the sideline reporter for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship and recounts the experience that included two ice baths courtesy of the Oregon Ducks. She calls Eugene a "second home" and shares som…
 
Chris Chavez and Kevin Liao discuss their initial reactions to the BBC and ProPublica report on Alberto Salazar's alleged drug testing practices with his Nike Oregon Project Athletes. How much credibility is left to the world renowned coach? How does this impact the public's opinion of Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp? What should gold medalist M…
 
The Running Our Mouths podcast returns after a brief hiatus to discuss the world leading times and top performances from the 2015 Prefontaine Classic over the weekend. From Mo Farah stretching his unbeaten streak over 10,000-meters to Alex Efraimson not getting enough love for her newly minted high school 1,500-meter record, Chris Chavez, Mitch Kas…
 
The Running Our Mouths Podcast returns after a brief hiatus to discuss all this past weekend's action from the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight to the gold medals in the Bahamas at the IAAF World Relays. Chris Chavez is joined by analyst Kevin Liao to share his main points from Stanford University's Payton Jordan Invitational. 2:50 - Grant Fis…
 
It's one week until the Boston Marathon!The Running Our Mouths podcast decided to have a little fun this week and spoofed an episode of Serial. The big question: How did Meb Keflezighi win Boston last year and did he have any help?Chris Chavez channels his inner Sarah Koenig and speaks with marathoners Nick Arciniaga, Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi a…
 
Season two of the Running Our Mouths podcast kicks off with a quick recap of the Florida Relays and Stanford Invitational. Co-host Alex Lohr is off on paternity leave as he welcomes baby Burke Lohr to his family. Track and field analyst Kevin Liao joins the show. Kevin provides us with an interview of Shalane Flanagan after her final tune-up before…
 
As the page turns toward outdoor season, Chris Chavez and Mitch Kastoff share what match-ups they look forward to the most. Also discussed:Who would you take in a March Madness bracket of 64 milers going head-to-head?Chavez shares the latest on Tyson Gay's coaching move to Los Angeles under John Smith. Will we see Tyson Gay in a Nike uniform ahead …
 
Indoor track season comes to an end with the NCAA Championships. Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff break down all of the top performances and races from Fayetteville. A close race took place at the NYC Half and Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi posted a mark faster than last year's race. What does it mean for his chances going into Bo…
 
In 38 minutes, Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff preview all of this upcoming weekend's action at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, U.S. Marathon Championships at the ASICS LA Marathon and NYC Half. Among other topics discussed by the crew: European Indoor Championships, Karen Harvey's sudden departure from Florida State a…
 
Championship trophies were handed out across the country at the NCAA level during conference championship weekend. Alex Lohr recaps all the action witnessed in Seattle before delving into Oregon's flexibility heading into the NCAA Championships in less than two weeks. Chris Chavez and Mitch Kastoff break down the results and stunners from the 2015 …
 
It was an odd week for track and field when American Ninja Warrior and Taylor Swift somehow get involved. It was also a record setting week in the sport as the Genzebe Dibaba destroyed the previous women's indoor 5,000-meter world record and Mo Farah opens his season with a casual two-mile world record. Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff bre…
 
After 36 sub-four minute miles were run over the weekend, Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff round up the action from across the country. Chris recaps his trip to New York from the 2015 Millrose Games as Alex returns from the Husky Classic in Washington. Mitch provides the other goods from results across the country. Mitch compares his own s…
 
Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff reconnect after a weekend of running action across the country. Lohr gives a run-down of his observations from the U.S.A. Cross-Country National Championships. Chavez reports back from the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Indiana, while Kastoff recaps his afternoon watching the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix…
 
After a week filled with track and field action, Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff each pick their respective men's and women's champions of the weekend at the UW Invitational, Armory Track Invitational and other races across the country. Nike's Erik Sowinski joins the podcast as a guest to discuss the record-setting distance medley relay f…
 
After a slow week of track and field races, marathoning news dominated the week after Thursday night's prime-time Dubai Marathon with track legend Kenenisa Bekele.In the fourth episode of the show, Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff discuss the newly released LA Marathon fields, examine the field running in Tokyo, comment on the latest in Ru…
 
More than half-way through January and 2015 can already be declared the Year of the Pole Vault. In the third installment to the Running Our Mouths Podcast on Sporting News, Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff break down the action from Washington Preview Meet and the 2015 Houston Half-Marathon. Ato Boldon joins the show (20:11 mark) to discus…
 
Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff discuss the newly released epic London Marathon fields and share their hopes for the race. One member of the crew believes that Meb Keflezighi might be able to defend his crown at the 2015 Boston Marathon as they dissect the American elites. Among other topics discussed are the Great Edinburgh Cross-Country…
 
Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff team up once again to bring you an all-new podcast providing insight, analysis and humor to the running world. Welcome to the Running Our Mouths Podcast on Sporting News.In this first episode, the guys look back at 2014 and hand out their personal awards for Most Valuable Performer, Most Disappointing Event…
 
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