Monthly Archives: October 2006

>Don’t Get Fooled Again

>Track & Field News’ front page links to a Washington Times editorial about Title IX and James Madison University. I wrote about the whole hoo-ha a while back. Now, anyone who can read knows the cuts were not about balancing … Continue reading

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>OAC Championships, High School Regionals

>Yesterday was the OAC Championships hosted by Heidelberg College. I tried to write a post this morning but Blogger had some problems. The SiteTiffin annually hosts one of the nation’s largest high school cross country meets, the Tiffin Carnival, at … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>Bernard Lagat has given up suing the IAAF over lost income during his provisional ban for EPO. The short form of the decision is “you can’t say exactly how much you lost, so you get nothing”. I might add that … Continue reading

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>Next Saturday I will resume full-time Superfan status, as my team’s cross country season is over. I’ll attempt to see six races in one day, but I might only get in four or five. First up is the OAC Cross … Continue reading

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>Obligatory Chicago Marathon Post

>Winners were Robert Cheruyiot (2:07:35) and Berhane Adere (2:20:42), sending both to the top of the World Marathon Majors standings. It appears it may actually make Sportscenter, if only for the nasty slip-n-fall by Cheruyiot as he crossed the finish … Continue reading

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>What the …?

>The other day I saw a wierd thread title at LetsRun.com: “Why does J Squires hate Ryun so much?“ Before answering that question, I’ve got to explain where this all came from. In various forums I’ve argued that Ryun’s career … Continue reading

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>Jesse Owens Award

>Tim Layden has a season-end summary article about his vote at SI.com. His choices are the obvious ones from my vantage point, training mates Jeremy Wariner and Sanya Richards. They are the only Americans who truly flat-out dominated their events … Continue reading

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>Cross Country

>This is the time of year where the international scene slows nearly to a standstill, save a few major marathons. Collegiate cross country is still in the “it doesn’t really matter that much” part of the season. But in Ohio, … Continue reading

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>A Near Miss

>As faithful readers of the blog know, I took up a high school XC coaching job this year. While I have a wonderful group of young men, success has not been easy to come by. Today was our shot. Every … Continue reading

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>Another One Bites the Dust

>A few days ago, James Madison University’s AD announced the institution will eliminate ten sports (yes, TEN!) in efforts to come into compliance with Title IX. The usual suspects are frothing at the mouth about this, and the more sedate(d) … Continue reading

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