Monthly Archives: June 2007


>The nominees for best track athlete are Allyson Felix, Tyson Gay, Sanya Richards and Jeremy Wariner. Vote here. Are you like me? Did you not even know this awards show still even existed? And what do they mean by “best … Continue reading

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>USATF membership

>A thread on Let’s Run asked “USATF Membership – What do you get for your $30?” For an athlete it’s absolutely necessary, but I’m not at that competitive level. I replied that on discounts alone I’ve gotten the $30 back … Continue reading

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>Print Magazines

>I got two of ‘em in the mail yesterday. Sports Illustrated this week is their summer “Where Are They Now?” edition. Tracksters profiled include Al Oerter, Dave Wottle and Willie Gault, plus Texas HS sprint star Rynell Parson in the … Continue reading

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>Sprint stats

>Tyson Gay’s winning 100m time at the USATF, 9.84, is the second-fastest ever into a headwind. The fastest, 9.83, was made by Maurice Greene in 2001 at the Edmonton World Championships. I saw both of these live and in person, … Continue reading

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>Venue selection

>I have been informed that next year’s USATF Junior meet will be held in Columbus, Ohio on June 20-22. No official announcement has yet been made; this information came from a USATF official in what I can only call a … Continue reading

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>USATF Championships

> Other sites will give a better news account (AP – IAAF – Tim Layden – David Woods) or discussion of the meet. I’m simply going to give my fan’s impression of the whole shebang. Best meet management move:The sales … Continue reading

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>Reese Hoffa Biofile

>Filed under “things I did not know until I Googled them” is the Scoop Malinowski Biofile feature in T&FN. Malinowski is a real guy and he’s been doing this schtick for some 15 years for his own site, for CBS … Continue reading

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>Sports Illustrated USATF preview

>Tim Layden: It is a fact of life in modern track and field that major events are defined as much by the athletes who are absent as by those who are present. This is the unfortunate reality that attends a … Continue reading

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>TV Schedule update

>Wednesday, June 20Fox College Sports Pacific, 2:00-5:00 AMCalifornia High School Championships(repeats at 6:00 AM, 6/21 at 9:30 PM, 6/22 at 3:00 AM and 9:00 AM, 6/23 at 11:00 AM and 9:30 PM, 6/24 at 3:00 AM, 6/25 at 6:00 AM … Continue reading

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>World Record Videos

>Previously I suggested that some world records are less than authentic and should be disregarded. This gives us an opportunity to look at the “new” WRs. MEN100 meters 200 meters 400 meters 800 meters 1500 meters Mile Steeplechase — video … Continue reading

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