Episode 36: An Athlete’s Story

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Trackcastic is back with the usual fan chat, discussing some of the key results of the season thus far. We’re also coming with some brill interviews featuring our favourite athletes. On this episode:

  • The crew dissect the US champs and what the results may mean for Doha
  • Gabby gushes over a ‘Pozzi Patrol’ Meets ‘Decathletes of Europe’ mashup at the French nationals
  • Chris Brown brings us some great interviews from the Anniversary Games – Pozzi (the man even SOUNDS handsome), Beth Dobbin, Laviai Nielsen (“I ran my heart out, man”), Goldie Sayers and the one, the only SAFP share their stories.
  • We learn that Europe’s younger athletes have bags of promise and hear from the new European Under 23 Decathlon champion,  Niklas Kaul, about his momentous battle with Johannes Erm.
  • Oh, and javelin LEGEND Andreas Thorkildsen popped in to tell us all about heptathlete Ivona Dadic’s new approach.

 

Hope you enjoy,

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Episode 35: Wheel of Athletics Fortune (& Damian Warner Interview)

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It’s been a while and there’s almost too much athletics action to discuss; soooo….

This episode of Trackcastic we embrace our inner Jenny Powell and spin ‘The Wheel of Athletics Fortune’ to see which random recent result gets discussed. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, we have an interview with Damian Warner captured just before his magnificent triumph in Gotzis.

Enjoy

Episode 34: The Man Who Didn’t Fade (Glasgow EICh Review)

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On today’s show: How amazing was Glasgow! Dozens of athleticos descended on the west of Scotland for the European Indoors, and we reminisce about all our favourite moments. Feel all the feels from Glasgow, hear all about the Pozzi Patrol pep talk with Pozzi, enjoy the Trackcastic v Backstraight Boys #decathletesofeurope face off, and feel the joy from our mixed zone interviews with the stars of the heptathlon.

Episode 33: Glasgow Preview

With hours to spare, on the eve of the European Indoor champs, we bring you our short and sweet Glasgow European Indoor Championships preview!

We’ll tell you who we think are sure things for gold, who will be the ones to watch, and the surprises that may await us in the east end of Glasgow.

Why not join us an share your favourite pending #HEADTOHEAD, athletes you consider as #BANKERS and give us your #RANDOMPRANDINI

 

David’s 2019 Doha Predictions

Over the last few years Trackcastic’s Distance, Dibaba and Divination expert David has laid out his brave and bold predictions for the summer season.

Here are David’s predictions for the World Championships in Doha this year. Which are the bankers, and which are the bold?

100m: Ronnie Baker, Marie Josee TaLou
200m: Noah Lyles, Jenna Prandini
400m: Michael Norman,  Shaunae Miller Uibo
800m: Emannuel Korir, Ajee Wilson
1500m: Elijah Manangoi, Laura Muir
5000m: Yomif Kejelcha, Hellen Obiri
10000m: Joshua Cheptegai, Sifan Hassan
Marathon: Leul Gebrselassie, Brigid Kosgei
110mH/100mH: Sergey Shubenkov, Brianna McNeal
400mH: Abderrahman Samba. Sydney McLaughlin
3000mSC: Conseslus Kipruto, Beatrice Chepkoech

High Jump: Mutaz Essa Barshim, Maria Lasitskene
Long Jump: Juan Miguel Echevarria, Ivana Spanovic
Triple Jump: Pedro Pablo Pichardo, Caterine Ibarguen
Pole Vault: Timor Morgunov, Eliza McCartney
Shot: Darrel Hill, Gong Lijao
Javelin: Johannes Vetter, Kathryn Mitchell
Hammer: Wojciech Nowicki, DeAnna Price
Discus: Fedrik Dacres, Sandra Perkovic
Decathlon/Heptathlon: Kevin Mayer, Nafi Thiam

4x100m: USA, USA
4x400m: USA, USA

Disclaimer: David has declared that he doesn’t quite have enough knowledge to make sensible predictions for the race walks, but will use 2019 as a learning opportunity. He forgot there would be a mixed relay.