Jim Walmsley on Qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, What Comes Next
Jim Walmsley re-joins the CITIUS MAG Podcast after running 64:00 at the Houston Half Marathon to qualify for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. He plans to make his marathon debut at the trials in Atlanta. The last time that Jim was on the show, he was coming off a 14 hour, 30-minute course record at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run.
CITIUS MAG co-founder Stephen Kersh and contributor Eric Senseman join the podcast to give further context into Jim’s training and performance. Stephen participated in some of the workouts. Eric wrote a piece for CITIUS on Tuesday that was titled: “Why Should Running Fans Care About Jim Walmsley’s 64-Minute Half Marathon?” It drummed up a bit of debate on Twitter so we try to set the record straight and allow for Eric to explain his point further. Jim also participates in the discussion.
Bonus: We played a clip from LetsRun where Robert Johnson says he’d bet on an East African with a 2:05 marathon personal best to sit and kick on Jim at Western States. The reaction is priceless.
This is quite the episode.
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