GAINcast Episode 248: The championships

The World Championships in track and field recently finished, with some amazing performances and storylines. On this week’s GAINcast Vern and Martin break down some of the action, including the planning challenges of multiple championships in one season, hurdling technique, the role of speed in the jumping events, and much more.

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Notes and quotes

  • 0:00 – Introduction.
  • 1:00 – Coaching multiple championships.
  • 5:00 – US throws performance and the home field advantage.
  • 7:15 – Where the US underperformance and dissecting the long jump.
  • 9:45 – Decathlon and heptathlon review.
  • 13:30 – The role of speed in the long jump and triple jump.
  • 18:45 – Hurdle technique and the women’s 100m hurdle world record.
  • 25:30 – Other hurdle performances.
  • 29:15 – Review of media coverage.
  • 34:00 – Grass roots organization and the decline of all-comer meets.
  • 39:45 – Moving beyond Eugene and the legacy of the World Championships.

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Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: