Monthly Archives: August 2006

>All-Time Top Tens — Men’s 800 meters

>Eighth in a continuing series. #10. Joaquim Cruz, Brazil#9. Mel Sheppard, USA#8. Alberto Juantorena, Cuba#7. Ted Meredith, USA#6. John Woodruff, USA#5. Douglas Lowe, UK#4. Sebastian Coe, UK #3. Mal Whitfield, United StatesBorn October 24, 1924, Bay City, Texas Whitfield’s accomplishments … Continue reading

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>What the ….?

>Can anyone make any sense out of this column?

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>Why Am I A Superfan? Part 2

>I read a lot of political stuff online. I’m a progressive, liberal, leftist, whatever you want to call it. Growing up in the place (inner-city Toledo) and time (70s and 80s) that I did, as a teacher’s kid without a … Continue reading

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>Track & Field News, anti-doping

>I’ve never been comfortable with the attitude towards doping held by the self-titled Bible of the Sport. Rarely have I been able to point to any exact words, but the general attitude seems to be one of disdain for those … Continue reading

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>NCAA Championship Decision Soon

>To be made tommorrow afternoon. Read up at my Trackshark blog.

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>Justin Gatlin News

>From the AP: Sprinter Justin Gatlin received an eight-year ban from track and field Tuesday, avoiding a lifetime penalty in exchange for his cooperation with doping authorities and because an earlier positive drug test was deemed an honest mistake. In … Continue reading

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>All-Time Top Tens — Men’s 800 meters

>Seventh in a continuing series. #10. Joaquim Cruz, Brazil#9. Mel Sheppard, USA#8. Alberto Juantorena, Cuba#7. Ted Meredith, USA#6. John Woodruff, USA#5. Douglas Lowe, UK #4. Sebastian Coe (United Kingdom)Born September 29, 1956, Chiswick, LondonYou may wonder why Seb Coe, considered … Continue reading

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>Boston Marathon breaks with tradition

>It had been rumored that the BAA would move the traditional noontime start up a few hours. Now it’s official — 10 AM start (second wave 10:30, elite women 9:30). Unlike such sports as college football, road racing is not … Continue reading

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>A new event?

>From Expatica: BERLIN – Rapidly clicking her high-heeled shoes, Nadine Sonnabend, 24, ran along 80 metres of a Berlin street Saturday to claim a 10,000-euro shopping voucher offered by a fashion magazine.…Race organizers timed her at 12.0 seconds. Competitors all … Continue reading

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>Marion Jones reactions

>Posted on the Track & Field News message board. They range from “shocked” (what planet does that person live on?) to “she’s been doing it her whole career”. Tags: Marion Jones

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