Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat

Jakob's baby fat, Karsten's heart, and Shelly-Ann's GOAT status: Backstraight's Half-Century at the London Diamond League

July 24, 2019 Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Season 1 Episode 50
Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Jakob's baby fat, Karsten's heart, and Shelly-Ann's GOAT status: Backstraight's Half-Century at the London Diamond League
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Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Jakob's baby fat, Karsten's heart, and Shelly-Ann's GOAT status: Backstraight's Half-Century at the London Diamond League
Jul 24, 2019 Season 1 Episode 50
Backstraight Boys (& Girl)

We've recorded 50 episodes! How on earth has that come about? Thank you *so* much to those of you joining us on our error-strewn, star-sprinkled athletics' romp to date. We've loved every minute of it (especially when Jody made the pacemaker his Fantasy Diamond League captain...).

Claire's been away covering the Netball World Cup, but these major international meets don't journalise themselves, so Jody and Bayo headed to the London Stadium to speak to the following at the Anniversary Games: Karsten Warholm, Laviai Nielsen, Jakob Ingebrigsten, Gjert Ingebrigsten, Beth Dobbin, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Katarina Johnson-Thompon. Big names? Complete it, mate.

From Gjert telling us that Jakob's got 'baby fat' to lose before he can really excel in the 5000, to Karsten describing the final few seconds of a 400mH as hurting 'so fucking good' - this episode's chock-full of T&F titbits hotter than the Northern Line right now. Plug in and enjoy.

As ever, we'd love your feedback - positive or otherwise - or just to chat about athletics with you. Find us on Twitter - @BackstraightB and @Claire_GThomas - or Instagram @backstraightboyspodcast. 

Thanks for listening!

Show Notes

We've recorded 50 episodes! How on earth has that come about? Thank you *so* much to those of you joining us on our error-strewn, star-sprinkled athletics' romp to date. We've loved every minute of it (especially when Jody made the pacemaker his Fantasy Diamond League captain...).

Claire's been away covering the Netball World Cup, but these major international meets don't journalise themselves, so Jody and Bayo headed to the London Stadium to speak to the following at the Anniversary Games: Karsten Warholm, Laviai Nielsen, Jakob Ingebrigsten, Gjert Ingebrigsten, Beth Dobbin, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Katarina Johnson-Thompon. Big names? Complete it, mate.

From Gjert telling us that Jakob's got 'baby fat' to lose before he can really excel in the 5000, to Karsten describing the final few seconds of a 400mH as hurting 'so fucking good' - this episode's chock-full of T&F titbits hotter than the Northern Line right now. Plug in and enjoy.

As ever, we'd love your feedback - positive or otherwise - or just to chat about athletics with you. Find us on Twitter - @BackstraightB and @Claire_GThomas - or Instagram @backstraightboyspodcast. 

Thanks for listening!