Podcast: Nike Big Bet Manager Paul Kemp, Jordan Hasay Struggles, Zurich League Final preview


by LetsRun.com
September 7, 2021

Our podcast is a day earlier this week to get you ready for the Diamond League Finals (main action 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST, Thursday).

Paul Kemp, director and producer of Nike’s Big Bet, an entertaining documentary about Alberto Salazar and Nike is our guest at 54:35. Nike’s Big Bet airs on Peacock in the US, Sky in the UK and airs on CBC on September 17th (list of major countries at the bottom of the page).

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Before Paul, we preview the Diamond League Final (the Zurich Weltklasse Meet) and discuss Jordan Hasay’s struggles, the canceled Tokyo Marathon and more. View the notes below.

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Show remarks:

  • 5:51 New Haven 20k: Jordan Hasay bombs (again)
  • 3:02 PM Tokyo Marathon canceled
  • 17:38 Ben True Wins, New York debut later
  • 25h00 preview in Zurich
  • 29:35 Jakob on 5k?
  • 38:38 WR in 1500? Faith Kipyegon vs. Sifan Hassan
  • 42:58 Best chance to win: Courtney Frerichs or Kate Grace?
  • 54:35 Paul Kemp: Director, Producer of the Nike Big Bet
  • 67:03 Paul Kemp: Bringing the excitement of the track to life in the movie
  • 83:16 The role of Malcolm Gladwell in the film
  • 92:14 Why not more women in the film?
  • 100: 50 Kara Goucher
  • 106: 55 Ritz
  • 111: 02 Rojo’s Secret Notes
  • 112: 56 Awesome shoes
  • 123: 42 Paul’s Running Experience
  • 127: 18 Athletics West, East Germany
  • 135: 22 Ban on Safesport
  • 146: 18 Mary Cain
  • 155: 18 Does he think Alberto doped the athletes?

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Main places where Nike’s Big Bet is played:

Canada (CBC) – September 17
Australia (AMAZONE)
France (ARTE)
Germany (ZDF)
South Korea (WATCHA)
New Zealand (AMAZONE)
Sweden (NORDIC TV)


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