Episode 1596: It’s The All-Blacks In The Quarter-Final, Reasons For Irish Optimism, Sub-Two Hour Marathon For Kipchoge, But Is This All Just A Nike Ad?
Ireland beat Samoa on Saturday morning, but that never looked likely to be enough to get us top spot in the pool, and so it’s New Zealand in a World Cup quarter-final next Saturday morning.
Are there ANY grounds for optimism? Eoin outlines a few, and Gerry Thornley feels there’s still enough quality in this Irish team to pull off a major surprise. New Zealand television superstar and friend of the show Scotty Stevenson gives us his impressions of an extraordinary night in Yokohama last night.
We also talk to David Epstein, author of “The Sports Gene”, about Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-2 hour marathon in Vienna on Sunday morning, and Brigid Kosgei smashing the women’s world marathon a couple of hours later.
The greatest feeling. pic.twitter.com/sTBp49DdHF
— Eliud Kipchoge (@EliudKipchoge) October 13, 2019
Plus there’s Stuart Barnes and why the rugby world wants us to lose, sneakers, and a grandchildren to tell time moment.
This is a well-written, balanced recap of the recent scientific quest for a sub-2hour marathon. https://t.co/luUUdl3Xu8
— Rodger Kram (@RodgerKram) October 12, 2019
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