On tonight’s New York Runing Show we spoke of a bunch of things. I also put up a number of links, including to some quality interviews. So this is cut-and-pasted from that page:
I commented on a Times article on the adidas meet that was nearly completely about Oscar Pistorius. I expressed the view that he should not be running, and here are some links to the Science of Sport series that pretty convincingly establishes that Pistorius has an unfair advantage:
- From the go-kart racer to the F1 driver: The scientific interpretation of the Pistorius research (8/23/11).
- The second research study – what it really found about Oscar Pistorius (8/24/11).
- Pistorius – the scientific evidence and the PR machine (12/29/11).
On The Radio
Not really. But good for your MP3 player (I avoid references to Apple products whenever possible but these can be downloaded through (not at) iTunes.)
Brenn mentioned MarathonTalk.com. Here’s the Shorter interview. (As to the 1972 marathon, Kenny Moore’s “The Long Blue Line: A Rerun” opens his book “Best Efforts”. It is one of the best bits of running journalism you’ll ever read.)
Competitor Radio has great interviews. Here are some recent ones:
- Deena Kastor.
- Lauren Fleshman (her blog). Here’s her description of Race Day.
- Amy Hastings.
- Desiree Davila.
- Ryan Hall (post-trials; one of a bunch of interesting interviews with Hall).
- Andy Hampsten. (OK, he’s not a runner. But he was one of the US’s top cyclists in the 80s, winner of the Giro.)
- Meb Keflezighi (pre-trials).
- Dave Goggins. (Not elite, but a very interesting guy.)