Monthly Archives: January 2007

>Boston Indoor

>My thoughts on the Reebok Boston meet and its TV coverage… Race of the day: women’s 3000 meters. Although it was not close at the finish, Shalane Flanagan was right on Meseret Defar until the bell. That took some big … Continue reading

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>Yet Another One Bites the Dust

>On Wednesday, it was rumored over at Lets Run that Ohio University’s men’s track program would be eliminated. On Thursday, the official announcement came (men’s swimming and women’s lacrosse got it too) followed by a press conference. I sat on … Continue reading

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>Big Meets set for this weekend

>The real indoor season kicks off today with a pair of meets: the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (on ESPN2 tommorrow, 3:00 to 5:00 PM) and the Norwich Union International (aka Five-Nations) in Glasgow (live at 9 AM at WCSN.com). Add … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News Update

>A little over two weeks ago the IAAF announced four suspensions, with a suprising name listed among them: Lydia Cheromei. There had been some discussion that it was related to fertility treatment; the IAAF just confirmed it to be the … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping and Politics

>A few days ago USA Today ran a cover piece on outgoing US Attorney Kevin Ryan. He essentially created the BALCO affair and is the lead prosecutor. Why is he outgoing? Well, he’s being forced out. As in “asked to … Continue reading

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>Corrections and Retraction

>When I started this blog last summer, my intention was merely to express my thoughts as a fan and share them with other fans. I was shocked to find out mine was the only English-language fan blog dedicated to our … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>Hind Dehiba (French NR holder in women’s 1500m) apparently caught doing the “Michael Vick” at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Judicial officials said Dehiba was carrying vials of human growth hormone when she was stopped Monday by customs officers … Continue reading

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>TV and online video

>WCSN indoor scheduleAll live (with on-demand video archived if you miss it): Jan. 27, 9 a.m.IAAF Five Nations Meeting (USA, UK, Russia, Germany and a European all-star team) Feb. 3, NoonIAAF Indoor Grand Prix: Stuttgart Feb. 4, 8:45 a.m.IAAF Indoor … Continue reading

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>Big News — The Sport Moves Forward

>The IAAF announced yesterday that Zurich’s Weltklasse Golden League meet will have some major changes in store for 2007. No appearance fees, more prize money, and NO RABBITS. This announcement has set the message boards on fire. Some reactions… “yeah, … Continue reading

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>My, how times have changed…

>…and those of my generation don’t even know it. I’ ve been reading some fascinating posts by Mike from Arizona and his “Mystery Coach” at his “Champions Everywhere” blog. Mike was kind enugh to e-mail me two articles on running … Continue reading

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