Last Night’s Unplanned, Extended Preview of The Olympic Trials

If there’s one bad thing about doing a live show on the radio, it’s this:

Sometimes, things don’t exactly go to plan.

With last night’s show chock-full of content, we began to wonder how we were going to cover it all. Between our monthly segment of “Around The Clock” with¬†Running Times Magazine¬†and our live interview with 2011 Triple Jump World Champion Christian Taylor, it going to be a bit of a pinch.

But, we had to re-route, and sometimes, when it rains, it pours.

Our friend and Running Times Senior Editor Scott Douglas, who rounds out the Runaround panel for “Around the Clock” along with Greg, Brad, and Ryan, wasn’t going to be able to join us live. Eh, it wasn’t the end of the world. The three Runaround co-hosts could still cast their predictions and dark horses for the Olympic Trials. In fact, Scott will be calling us live from Eugene, OR, giving us updates on the Trials for “Around the Clock” next week. It never hurts to have a correspondent at a big (actually, epic) meet like the U.S. Olympic Trials.

But here is where it pours.

Christian Taylor, who turned 22 yesterday, had an unforeseen birthday present in the form of flat tire on his coach’s car. Naturally, he was there to help. And these things happen. What can you do?

In six months of being on air, we’ve never lost an interview at the last minute. Suffice it to say, it’s pretty uncanny to lose two on the same show. Fortunately for the hosts, they are quick to establish Plan B. Implementors of the impromptu.

So, if you were expecting a live interview with Christian Taylor–who currently holds the world-leading mark in the triple jump, or if you were looking forward to our discussion with Scott Douglas on “Around the Clock,” we apologize.

We do have two things for you though:

1) A promise that Scott will be joining us next week live from Eugene.

2) The link below that will take you to our “Post-Run” interview with Christian. He gives us an inside look on how he feels about the successes of this season, his hopes for the Olympic Trials, and some commentary on his training and the technical aspects of jumping.

Most importantly, is he looking to make statement at the Trials and beyond? After all, his PB is only one foot and a hair away from the Jonathan Edwards’ world record.

Listen here at “The Post-Run.”