Monthly Archives: February 2007

>USATF Indoor Championships

>My thoughts on the meet and its broadcast… Race of the Day: Men’s high jump (technically not a race, but whatever). Won by Tora Harris in a rather long jump-off. Too bad we didn’t get to see any but the … Continue reading

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>Oldest Annual Footrace in the World

>Well, I’m not sure that it is, but it’s real darn old. Today is what my friend Jenny Domanski calls “Spot-the-Catholic Day”, so that makes yesterday Shrove Tuesday. Since 1445, the English town of Olney has put on a women-only … Continue reading

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>In The Bleachers

>Missed this one last week.

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>IAAF Gets In the Anti-Global Warming Act

>Today the IAAF announced its “Green Project”. Basically, they said if we don’t all do something, we ain’t gonna be running/jumping/throwing but scratching for survival. They’re some two years behind FIFA’s “Green Goal” and way outclassed in terms of planning … Continue reading

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>Yeah, baby! It’s small, but a beginning. WCSN will be on Granite Broadcasting, a cable carrier in 11 markets. If you want to bother your own carrier, here’s how you can contact them and tell them “I want my WCSN!”

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>Duel in the Sun

>Yeah, I know it’s a bit late for a book review (it came out a year ago). But I’m an amateur and have to buy these things myself. Besides, the paperback edition comes out in three weeks. The book traces … Continue reading

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>Fantasy League — New Season

>The new track season is already under way (sort of; it’s only indoor). In a few weeks my fantasy league will start up. If you’re interested, send an e-mail to and you’re in. Here’s how it works. You pick … Continue reading

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>TV Listings

>Here’s an update. Additions/Corrections/Deletions? Post ‘em. Sunday, February 254:00 – 6:00 p.m., ESPN2AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships Tuesday, February 274:30-5:00 p.m., ESPN ClassicSportsCentury: Florence Griffith Joyner Saturday, March 176:00 AM, ABCRodes City Run Saturday, April 281:00 – 3:00 … Continue reading

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>All-Time Top Tens — Men’s 800 meters

>Ninth in a now-resurrected 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, USA #2. Wilson Kipketer (Kenya / Denmark)Born December 12, 1972, … Continue reading

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>Runners Find Dead Bodies

>Headline from today’s “The Onion”: Nation’s Joggers Sick Of Finding Dead Bodies Their graphic illustrates the problem. LEADING FINDERS OF CORPSES

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