Running Our Mouths Podcast



Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff team up once again to bring you an all-new podcast providing insight, analysis and humor to the running world. Get your running fix from the familiar voices that know the athletes the best. Welcome to the Running Our Mouths Podcast on Sporting News.


  • Guest: Kyle Merber and Riley Masters talk the Real Maine 2, plans for 2016, Monaco and the Hoka LI Mile

    18/07/2015 Duration: 38min

    Kyle Merber and Riley Masters, stars of "The Real Maine", join the podcast to discuss the likelihood of a sequel to their hit movie. Both shed light on their season in Europe and plans for the remainder of the summer. Merber and Masters marvel at the performances by Asbel Kiprop and Genzebe Dibaba at the 2015 Monaco Diamond League Meeting. Masters delves into his foray into the 5,000-meter distance and plans to stick with the distance in 2016. Merber has some crazy plans for the 2015 Hoka Long Island Mile in September that includes prize money bonuses at 1,400-meters. What do Merber and Masters like about each other?

  • Guest: Maverick Darling on his cool name, moving back to Madison and the Wisconsin Badgers

    16/07/2015 Duration: 34min

    Saucony athlete Maverick Darling joins the podcast to share the story behind his cool name and his decision to return back to Madison and train under Mick Byrne. Darling provides insight into his first few years as a professional athlete and training with the likes of Ben True, Sam Chelanga and Nick Willis over the last two years. Very familiar with winning national titles, Darling provides his own analysis of the current state of Wisconsin cross-country and track. Darling will race the 5,000-meter run in Huesden on July 18.

  • Guest Joe Stilin (ZAP Fitness) talks Sir Walter Miler, Wisconsin and Europe

    15/07/2015 Duration: 28min

    Joe Stilin of ZAP Fitness joins the podcast in Leuven, Belgium to discuss his third season in Europe and his plans for the KBC Nacht meet in Heusden. Stilin, a Milwaukee-native, compares beers in Belgium to those of his beloved Wisconsin. He also shares an idea for a Bay View Mile in Milwaukee. What makes ZAP Fitness a gem not many have heard of in the running community? Stilin gives insight into their camp in North Carolina. The former Princeton Tiger and Texas Longhorn has big hopes for the 2015 Sir Walter Miler race on August 7.

  • Guest ESPN's Jill Montgomery on USA Outdoors, NCAAs & Caitlyn Jenner

    26/06/2015 Duration: 34min

    ESPN's Jill Montgomery joins the podcast as she enjoys the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships as a fan in Eugene, Oregon. Montgomery was the sideline reporter for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship and recounts the experience that included two ice baths courtesy of the Oregon Ducks. She calls Eugene a "second home" and shares some of her favorite memories from Tracktown USA as a fan, broadcaster and athlete. What can ESPN and television broadcasts improve on for track and field broadcasts? Jill shares her opinion. Jill is also working on her tennis coverage ahead of the 2015 U.S. Open. and tells a story about when she hung out with Will Ferrell and Justin Beiber. Montgomery also welcomes back Caitlyn Jenner to the sport ahead of 2016. Chris Chavez and Pat Price host the Running Our Mouths Podcast live at the Wild Duck in Eugene.

  • Oregon Project Scandal

    09/06/2015 Duration: 26min

    Chris Chavez and Kevin Liao discuss their initial reactions to the BBC and ProPublica report on Alberto Salazar's alleged drug testing practices with his Nike Oregon Project Athletes. How much credibility is left to the world renowned coach? How does this impact the public's opinion of Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp? What should gold medalist Mo Farah do? All this and Diamond League quick hitters in this week's Running Our Mouths podcast episode.

  • Prefontaine Classic Recap & Observations

    02/06/2015 Duration: 40min

    The Running Our Mouths podcast returns after a brief hiatus to discuss the world leading times and top performances from the 2015 Prefontaine Classic over the weekend. From Mo Farah stretching his unbeaten streak over 10,000-meters to Alex Efraimson not getting enough love for her newly minted high school 1,500-meter record, Chris Chavez, Mitch Kastoff and Kevin Liao chat about one of the finest meets of the year.

  • Payton Jordan talk with Grant Fisher & Evan Jager; World Relays Madness

    06/05/2015 Duration: 38min

    The Running Our Mouths Podcast returns after a brief hiatus to discuss all this past weekend's action from the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight to the gold medals in the Bahamas at the IAAF World Relays. Chris Chavez is joined by analyst Kevin Liao to share his main points from Stanford University's Payton Jordan Invitational. 2:50 - Grant Fisher talks about his fitness and chasing the sub-four minute barrier for the high school mile. 7:20 - Evan Jager talks what he needs to do to get on the podium ahead of Beijing 2015 and Rio 2016. 10:00 - 1,500-meter specialists Riley Masters and Garrett Heath are in an odd spot after running very fast times in the 5,000-meter run. Should they try their luck on the longer distance? 18:00 - Was U.S. sprinter Ryan Bailey's finish line pose mocking Usain Bolt too much? 20:00 - The women's distance medley and 4x800-meter relay teams are showing the strength of U.S. middle distance running. 27:55 - Can the U.S. sweep the medals at the IAAF World Championships or

  • Serial: How Meb & America won Boston

    13/04/2015 Duration: 27min

    It's one week until the Boston Marathon! The Running Our Mouths podcast decided to have a little fun this week and spoofed an episode of Serial. The big question: How did Meb Keflezighi win Boston last year and did he have any help? Chris Chavez channels his inner Sarah Koenig and speaks with marathoners Nick Arciniaga, Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi about last year's race. Listen to the latest episode of the show now.

  • Beijing 2015 Power Rankings & Shalane Flanagan Pre-Boston

    06/04/2015 Duration: 46min

    Season two of the Running Our Mouths podcast kicks off with a quick recap of the Florida Relays and Stanford Invitational. Co-host Alex Lohr is off on paternity leave as he welcomes baby Burke Lohr to his family. Track and field analyst Kevin Liao joins the show. Kevin provides us with an interview of Shalane Flanagan after her final tune-up before the Boston Marathon. (5:00) Chris, Kevin and Mitch Kastoff discuss the new U.S. distance running power rankings for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. The power rankings will be released on Sporting News on Tuesday and Wednesday. Women's 800-meter run (11:40) Men's 800-meter run (16:45) Women's 1,500-meter run (21:15) Men's 1,500-meter run (24:50) Women's 3,000-meter steeplechase (30:15) Men's 3,000-meter steeplechase (33:55) Women's 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter run (36:40) Men's 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter run run (41:57)

  • Season One Finale: March Madness with Tyson Gay, Mo Farah & David Rudisha

    23/03/2015 Duration: 27min

    As the page turns toward outdoor season, Chris Chavez and Mitch Kastoff share what match-ups they look forward to the most. Also discussed: Who would you take in a March Madness bracket of 64 milers going head-to-head? Chavez shares the latest on Tyson Gay's coaching move to Los Angeles under John Smith. Will we see Tyson Gay in a Nike uniform ahead of the 2015 outdoor season? (7:30) After winning the Lisbon Half Marathon, is Mo Farah in the conversation for a world record hunt in 2016? (8:50) Following up on Jeremy Wariner testing 800-meter waters next weekend, what do Chavez and Kastoff expect from his season opener? (17:00) David Rudisha opened his 2015 with a 1:44 800-meter victory in Australia. Have you heard his incredible story on being a Masai warrior? (19:00) Kastoff previews next weekend's action at the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships. (23:20) The Running Our Mouths podcast returns on April 6.

  • NCAA, NYC Half & LA Marathon Recap Show

    17/03/2015 Duration: 43min

    Indoor track season comes to an end with the NCAA Championships. Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff break down all of the top performances and races from Fayetteville. A close race took place at the NYC Half and Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi posted a mark faster than last year's race. What does it mean for his chances going into Boston? Chris Chavez was on-site in Los Angeles for the U.S. Marathon Championships. As Ryan Hall stepped off the course at the halfway mark, did it spell the end for his career and hopes? Mitch discusses Hall for the last time ever. It's all the weekend's action in under 45 minutes. Listen to the latest episode of the Running Our Mouths Podcast on Sporting News:

  • NCAA Indoor Championships, LA Marathon and NYC Half Preview Show

    09/03/2015 Duration: 38min

    In 38 minutes, Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff preview all of this upcoming weekend's action at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, U.S. Marathon Championships at the ASICS LA Marathon and NYC Half. Among other topics discussed by the crew: European Indoor Championships, Karen Harvey's sudden departure from Florida State and Mike Powell's long jump comeback in New Zealand. Listen to the latest episode of the Running Our Mouths podcast on Sporting News:

  • Conference round-up, USA Indoors, Gambling at the Olympics and #TheDress

    02/03/2015 Duration: 41min

    Championship trophies were handed out across the country at the NCAA level during conference championship weekend. Alex Lohr recaps all the action witnessed in Seattle before delving into Oregon's flexibility heading into the NCAA Championships in less than two weeks. Chris Chavez and Mitch Kastoff break down the results and stunners from the 2015 U.S.A Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston. Everyone is excited for the legalization of Olympic sports betting. The crew discusses what track and field event might be the riskiest to put money down on. Who say white and gold and who saw blue and black? All of this in this week's Running Our Mouths podcast on Sporting News. Listen now:

  • World Records Fall, NYC Half, Ninja Warrior and Taylor Swift Twitter Spats

    23/02/2015 Duration: 44min

    It was an odd week for track and field when American Ninja Warrior and Taylor Swift somehow get involved. It was also a record setting week in the sport as the Genzebe Dibaba destroyed the previous women's indoor 5,000-meter world record and Mo Farah opens his season with a casual two-mile world record. Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff break it all down. The NYC Half fields were announced this week with interesting entires including Chris Solinsky and Andrew Bumbalough. The guys discuss how much of a toss-up the race could shape out to be. Before closing out the show, all three hosts have a change of heart on Disney's new McFarland USA film. Listen to the latest episode of the Running Our Mouths podcast:

  • Millrose Mile Magic, Sub-4 Madness and Yeezy Talk

    17/02/2015 Duration: 47min

    After 36 sub-four minute miles were run over the weekend, Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff round up the action from across the country. Chris recaps his trip to New York from the 2015 Millrose Games as Alex returns from the Husky Classic in Washington. Mitch provides the other goods from results across the country. Mitch compares his own sneaker game to that of Kanye West. The crew discusses what may be the guttiest finish to a marathon from Austin, TX. Watch the video here:

  • USA XC, Meyo and NBIGP Review, Millrose Preview & Once A Runner Prequel Talk

    09/02/2015 Duration: 43min

    Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff reconnect after a weekend of running action across the country. Lohr gives a run-down of his observations from the U.S.A. Cross-Country National Championships. Chavez reports back from the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Indiana, while Kastoff recaps his afternoon watching the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. Before Chavez heads to New York City for this weekend's Millrose Games, each guy dissects one race to look ahead to this weekend. After hearing news of a new John L. Parker J.R. novel, everyone is excited for the new "Once A Runner" prequel. The guys close out the show debating who is missing from this epic assembly of athletes after the Super Bowl. Check out this photo: Listen to the sixth episode of the Running Our Mouth's Podcast:

  • Heavy In Da Game at UW, Armory and Camel City (Guest: Erik Sowinski)

    02/02/2015 Duration: 31min

    After a week filled with track and field action, Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff each pick their respective men's and women's champions of the weekend at the UW Invitational, Armory Track Invitational and other races across the country. Nike's Erik Sowinski joins the podcast as a guest to discuss the record-setting distance medley relay from the Armory Track Invitational. (18 minute mark) Chris and Mitch get heated on the Boston Marathon shoveler's status as a hero, before sharing what they look forward to in the upcoming "Born to Run" film starring Matthew McConaughey. Listen to the fifth episode of the Running Our Mouths podcast now:

  • Dubai, Tokyo and LA Marathon talk + Russian doping and indoor AR

    26/01/2015 Duration: 34min

    After a slow week of track and field races, marathoning news dominated the week after Thursday night's prime-time Dubai Marathon with track legend Kenenisa Bekele. In the fourth episode of the show, Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff discuss the newly released LA Marathon fields, examine the field running in Tokyo, comment on the latest in Russian doping scandals and each make a case for someone deserving of a Topps Baseball Card like 50 Cent. Listen to the fourth episode of the Running Our Mouths podcast now:

  • Year of the Vault, Houston Half, Washington Preview & Ato Boldon guests

    19/01/2015 Duration: 40min

    More than half-way through January and 2015 can already be declared the Year of the Pole Vault. In the third installment to the Running Our Mouths Podcast on Sporting News, Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff break down the action from Washington Preview Meet and the 2015 Houston Half-Marathon. Ato Boldon joins the show (20:11 mark) to discuss Jeremy Wariner testing the 800-meter waters. At the end of the show, the guys try to come up with names for Sam Chelenga's new training group in Tuscon with Bernard Lagat and coach James Li. Listen to the third episode of the Running Our Mouths podcast now: Subscribe and rate on iTunes.

  • Marathon fields wow, cross-country still around, Asafa Powell is a model

    12/01/2015 Duration: 37min

    Chris Chavez, Alex Lohr and Mitch Kastoff discuss the newly released epic London Marathon fields and share their hopes for the race. One member of the crew believes that Meb Keflezighi might be able to defend his crown at the 2015 Boston Marathon as they dissect the American elites. Among other topics discussed are the Great Edinburgh Cross-Country Challenge and the United States Olympic Committee's decision to select Boston as their bid for the 2014 Olympics. Also, what does Asafa Powell and modeling have to do with anything? Listen to the second episode of The Running Our Mouths on Sporting News:

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