Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat

#47 - Fantasies, Nightmares, and Errors (So Many Errors...): If Bulls did Athletics Round Ups in China Shops

June 15, 2019 Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Season 1 Episode 47
Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
#47 - Fantasies, Nightmares, and Errors (So Many Errors...): If Bulls did Athletics Round Ups in China Shops
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Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
#47 - Fantasies, Nightmares, and Errors (So Many Errors...): If Bulls did Athletics Round Ups in China Shops
Jun 15, 2019 Season 1 Episode 47
Backstraight Boys (& Girl)

As gaffs go, we thought we'd be hard-pressed to beat missing the entire Stockholm round of the Fantasy Diamond League this season. Our rankings were decimated; our hearts broken. Our seasons, surely, can be written off just like this year's Nike Elite kit. But then Jody named an actual pacemaker as his team captain, and all bets were off. Oh, how we laughed (Jody aside...).

Claire's captain? The resplendent Karsten Warholm, whose European record was the headline act of this week's Bislett Games, and one of the finest runs of the Diamond League season so far. We cast our eyes admiringly back over the last few meets, and - not so admiringly - over the IAAF's fresh look. 'World Athletics' is here, and it has the mildly confusing new logo to prove it. Jody and Bayo show off their NCAA knowledge, and - in doing so - break this podcast's (own) record for 'shortest, least informed section of a sporting show ever produced'.

Putting all jokes to one side, we also take a moment to reflect on Gabriele Grunewald's passing. A truly inspirational athlete and human being; we were lucky to have her, and our thoughts are with all those close to her, and those across the athletics community affected by the news. Thank you, Gabe, for your bravery.

To our delight, we'll be recording our next pod at next month's Highgate Night of the 10km PBs. Alex Yee might have departed to conquer the triathlon, but the GB squad is absolutely stacked, and the evening's always a hoot. If you're there, please do come and say 'hi'. If you've other plans, we recommend reassessing your priorities, and/or tweeting us your thoughts instead: @BackstraightB and @Claire_GThomas

Thanks for listening!

The audio you'll hear of Gabe is from FloTrack's tribute, which you can find here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwMOn0cFInE
Visit the Brave Like Gabe Foundation here: https://bravelikegabe.org/

Show Notes

As gaffs go, we thought we'd be hard-pressed to beat missing the entire Stockholm round of the Fantasy Diamond League this season. Our rankings were decimated; our hearts broken. Our seasons, surely, can be written off just like this year's Nike Elite kit. But then Jody named an actual pacemaker as his team captain, and all bets were off. Oh, how we laughed (Jody aside...).

Claire's captain? The resplendent Karsten Warholm, whose European record was the headline act of this week's Bislett Games, and one of the finest runs of the Diamond League season so far. We cast our eyes admiringly back over the last few meets, and - not so admiringly - over the IAAF's fresh look. 'World Athletics' is here, and it has the mildly confusing new logo to prove it. Jody and Bayo show off their NCAA knowledge, and - in doing so - break this podcast's (own) record for 'shortest, least informed section of a sporting show ever produced'.

Putting all jokes to one side, we also take a moment to reflect on Gabriele Grunewald's passing. A truly inspirational athlete and human being; we were lucky to have her, and our thoughts are with all those close to her, and those across the athletics community affected by the news. Thank you, Gabe, for your bravery.

To our delight, we'll be recording our next pod at next month's Highgate Night of the 10km PBs. Alex Yee might have departed to conquer the triathlon, but the GB squad is absolutely stacked, and the evening's always a hoot. If you're there, please do come and say 'hi'. If you've other plans, we recommend reassessing your priorities, and/or tweeting us your thoughts instead: @BackstraightB and @Claire_GThomas

Thanks for listening!

The audio you'll hear of Gabe is from FloTrack's tribute, which you can find here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwMOn0cFInE
Visit the Brave Like Gabe Foundation here: https://bravelikegabe.org/