Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat

Jemma's Flying, Mondo's Soaring, and GB's Spoilt for 400m Talent: the Glasgow Grand Prix and a few more besides

February 20, 2020 Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Season 1 Episode 58
Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Jemma's Flying, Mondo's Soaring, and GB's Spoilt for 400m Talent: the Glasgow Grand Prix and a few more besides
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Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Jemma's Flying, Mondo's Soaring, and GB's Spoilt for 400m Talent: the Glasgow Grand Prix and a few more besides
Feb 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 58
Backstraight Boys (& Girl)

Mondo Duplantis is making history at whim, Jemma Reekie has stepped out of Laura Muir's shadow and is eating national records for breakfast, and Jessie Knight is laughing in the face of her own previous bests. Oh, and Joshua Cheptegei just dropped a 12:51 5km on the roads in Monaco. 2020 looks set to be epic.

Claire's back with the boys this week, with all of the above covered, plus plenty of shout-outs to other Backstraight favourites around the globe (we see you, Amber Anning), an update on Christian Coleman's location, and a look at Joanna Adams' appointment.

We also take a moment to savour how healthy much of athletics looks right now. YES, there are troublesome shoes, disturbing revelations about top-flight coaching set-ups, and ongoing issues around clean sport and athletes with DSD, but there's lots to find exciting. There's such strength and depth out there right now, and Team GB are spoilt for choice in so many disciplines, come selection season. Plus, Andy Pozzi is healthy, for goodness' sake; let's relish that at the very least. How brilliant to see him competing consistently well once more.

We've had some lovely reviews and feedback in recently. Thank you. We want to produce the sort of pod you love to listen to, so get in touch however you like: @BackstraightB and @Claire_GThomas on Twitter, @BackstraightBoysPodcast on Instagram, or via a review.

That's quite enough rambling for now. If we don't shut up soon, Jemma will have broken another NR, and we'll have to re-record... 

As ever, thanks for stopping by xoxo

Show Notes

Mondo Duplantis is making history at whim, Jemma Reekie has stepped out of Laura Muir's shadow and is eating national records for breakfast, and Jessie Knight is laughing in the face of her own previous bests. Oh, and Joshua Cheptegei just dropped a 12:51 5km on the roads in Monaco. 2020 looks set to be epic.

Claire's back with the boys this week, with all of the above covered, plus plenty of shout-outs to other Backstraight favourites around the globe (we see you, Amber Anning), an update on Christian Coleman's location, and a look at Joanna Adams' appointment.

We also take a moment to savour how healthy much of athletics looks right now. YES, there are troublesome shoes, disturbing revelations about top-flight coaching set-ups, and ongoing issues around clean sport and athletes with DSD, but there's lots to find exciting. There's such strength and depth out there right now, and Team GB are spoilt for choice in so many disciplines, come selection season. Plus, Andy Pozzi is healthy, for goodness' sake; let's relish that at the very least. How brilliant to see him competing consistently well once more.

We've had some lovely reviews and feedback in recently. Thank you. We want to produce the sort of pod you love to listen to, so get in touch however you like: @BackstraightB and @Claire_GThomas on Twitter, @BackstraightBoysPodcast on Instagram, or via a review.

That's quite enough rambling for now. If we don't shut up soon, Jemma will have broken another NR, and we'll have to re-record... 

As ever, thanks for stopping by xoxo