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The Dirty Stuff: Ben Flanagan helps us break down the men’s 5,000m and recaps his half-marathon debut

Welcome to The Dirty Stuff. In each episode we choose an event and sex category, and give you a rundown of the top 10 all-time performers. We investigate each runner’s history of doping, or lack thereof. Our goal is to determine which are the cleanest and dirtiest events in our sport. This week’s focus is the men’s 5000m.

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We’re joined in this episode by NCAA 10,000m champion and Canadian National Team member Ben Flanagan. Ben takes us through his recent half-marathon debut, pacing The Marathon Project, and training for the Tokyo Olympics. He then helps us break down The Dirty Stuff, offering his insights into the complex world of global anti-doping.

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