Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat

Olympics Postponed, Dry Punished, and Britney (Bitch): Hot Takes for your Locked-Down Ears

March 27, 2020 Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Season 1 Episode 60
Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Olympics Postponed, Dry Punished, and Britney (Bitch): Hot Takes for your Locked-Down Ears
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Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Olympics Postponed, Dry Punished, and Britney (Bitch): Hot Takes for your Locked-Down Ears
Mar 27, 2020 Season 1 Episode 60
Backstraight Boys (& Girl)

Does Caster Semenya have the raw speed to challenge the world's best over 200 metres? Does Britney Spears..? As the Olympic Games are postponed for the first time in their history, and Mark Dry receives the same length of ban as Ruth Jebet, the world - it seems - has truly gone mad.

The only constant right now is that Mo Farah is embroiled in drama, as a new Panorama documentary airs, and his name makes headlines once more. At least we've something comfortingly familiar in these desperate times, eh? 

Speaking of Farah - do the delayed Games help or hinder his attempts to return to the track? Something tells us not; the new kids on the distance block don't scare easy, and an extra year's mileage in his legs can't be a good thing.

What's fascinating, though, is that the delay *does* help some athletes. Wayde van Niekerk has an extra year to recover from knee surgery. Kirani James and Niamh Emerson have been given more time to return to form. Would Mondo have preferred to have ridden his extraordinary head of steam right to the top of that podium? You betcha, but we've no doubt he'll manage something brilliant out there anyway.

Much to discuss, it seems - even without any athletics taking place.

As per - let us know your thoughts, and come and say a digital 'hi' on Twitter: @BackstraightB & @Claire_GThomas

Enjoy!

Show Notes

Does Caster Semenya have the raw speed to challenge the world's best over 200 metres? Does Britney Spears..? As the Olympic Games are postponed for the first time in their history, and Mark Dry receives the same length of ban as Ruth Jebet, the world - it seems - has truly gone mad.

The only constant right now is that Mo Farah is embroiled in drama, as a new Panorama documentary airs, and his name makes headlines once more. At least we've something comfortingly familiar in these desperate times, eh? 

Speaking of Farah - do the delayed Games help or hinder his attempts to return to the track? Something tells us not; the new kids on the distance block don't scare easy, and an extra year's mileage in his legs can't be a good thing.

What's fascinating, though, is that the delay *does* help some athletes. Wayde van Niekerk has an extra year to recover from knee surgery. Kirani James and Niamh Emerson have been given more time to return to form. Would Mondo have preferred to have ridden his extraordinary head of steam right to the top of that podium? You betcha, but we've no doubt he'll manage something brilliant out there anyway.

Much to discuss, it seems - even without any athletics taking place.

As per - let us know your thoughts, and come and say a digital 'hi' on Twitter: @BackstraightB & @Claire_GThomas

Enjoy!