Monthly Archives: December 2006

>Year-End Summary

>It seems obligatory…First, some links. Track & Field News’ men’s and women’s Athletes of the Year, men’s and women’s Performances of the Year, and #1-ranked men and women The IAAF’s end-of-the-year reviews for sprints, middle distance, long distance, road running, … Continue reading

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>Olympic Distance Event Medal Count

>Which nations have won the most Olympic medals in the distance events? Would you guess Kenya, or Finland? Either way you’d be wrong. I counted ‘em up; to see who it is, follow the link.

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>Anti-Doping Tirade

>Sports Illustrated‘s Jon Heyman punches around Mark McGwire in an online column which details his Hall of Fame vote. Some will claim steroids were not disallowed at the time, and that, of course, is 100 percent false. There was no … Continue reading

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>College Track Drawbacks

>Over at my Trackshark blog, I posted my thoughts about college track’s drawbacks and what to do about them.

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>The Other Shulman: Book Review

>This isn’t the first time I’ve pimped this novel, as I noted its winning the Thurber Award for comedy writing. I got it yesterday morning, and read the whole thing before midnight. I won’t bother with much of a synopsis; … Continue reading

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>Merry Christmas


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>Anti-Doping News

>Old News: Grandma’s Marathon female champ Halina Karnatsevich DQ’d for stanozolol. New Twist (via Associated Press): Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma’s Marathon, said it was the fourth time USA Track and Field had selected the race for drug testing. … Continue reading

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>I Won!

>I’m Time Magazine‘s Person of the Year! Oh…and you are too. That kind of ruins the exclusivity I was expecting. I suppose it’s a decent choice in a year without an obvious one, although a bit of a cop-out. That … Continue reading

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>Christmas, TV, and track

>I just watched “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on TV. It’s really amazing; even though the show is 41 years old, the only out-of-date items in the whole thing are the jazz-trio soundtrack and the debate about whether or not Christmas … Continue reading

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>Gatlin article in WaPo

>Yesterday the Washington Post ran an article on the Justin Gatlin affair. There’s little new in it; they rehash the same wild and wierd conspiracy theory that massage therapist Chris Whetstine sabotaged Gatlin. At the T&FN message board, EPelle once … Continue reading

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