The Comeback Podcast: Hyperandrogenism, doping positive and the stars of summer
Folks, it’s been a while. Did you miss us? No?
Well, we’re back regardless, and have returned with the thing most people seemed to like about JumpingTheGun in the first place – our podcast.
In this 47-minute rambling medley of hot takes, dodgy debates and pet hates, we unload our views on hyperandrogenism in athletics; give you the heads up about a major doping scandal coming down the tracks; hear from one of the world’s best coaches in Patrick Sang, the Kenyan who masterminded the career of Eliud Kipchoge and many other champions; look ahead to both the Doha Diamond League on Friday night and finally, we pick out the Irish stars of the upcoming summer, based on our questionable athletics knowledge.
We start by discussing an issue that has been to the fore in media outlets across the world in recent days after the IAAF released its new guidelines for hyperandrogenic athletes and an interesting analysis in the New York Times which defended the new rules.
After a quick bit of banter about an upcoming doping scandal, we look on the bright side and pick out the Irish stars likely to shine this summer. We then hear from possibly the world’s greatest endurance coach, Patrick Sang, who offers his advice to others.
Feidhlim Kelly explains why American marathoners grind his gears, and we then run the rule over the Doha Diamond League on Friday night, telling you what to get excited about.