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.
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.
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.
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.