Monthly Archives: December 2008

>Train Wreck of the Year Award

>ESPN’s Page 2 has the Most Absurd Sports Quotes of the Year. Down at #13:“I truly believe that the reason I made the awful mistake and a few thereafter was because I didn’t love myself enough to tell the truth.”Speaker: … Continue reading

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>Once A Runner Available Again

>Scott Bush at US Distance Runner reports that the John L. Parker classic will be reprinted and available in April. I never read it until about three years ago when I got it for Christmas (a few new copies were … Continue reading

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>2009 Resolutions

>Besides resolving to spend more time following track & field, my other resolutions are all training-centered. I don’t do much about my own running here, partly because running at my speeds is commonplace, but also because training blogs are boring. … Continue reading

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>Olympic Trials, continued

>I don’t think I made my proposal for qualifying to the Trials particularly clear yesterday, so let me work on that. Even when looking at only national team selection, USATF serves a widely varying group of athletes. International pros, collegians, … Continue reading

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>Olympic Trials Ideas

>In a look back on the year, one issue that jumps out is the Olympic Trials. After the US team laid an egg in Beijing, there were calls for changes to the Trials format. I, along with many others, think … Continue reading

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>Carroll Stadium Records

>Assuming you know that Indianapolis’ Michael A. Carroll Stadium may get the wrecking ball, you might be curious about the stadium records. I’ve compiled them in a Google doc. Note that this was the site of the two biggest World … Continue reading

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>Street Cred

>…sprinting earns some. David Alexander Smith, the Jamaican entertainment figure who created the dance performed by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to celebrate his victories, was shot to death at a Kingston bar, local media reported. Radio Jamaica said Smith, popularly … Continue reading

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>New Podcast

>Prerace Jitters has a new “radio” show. I haven’t had a chance to listen yet. It’s downloadable but does not appear to be available on iTunes.

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>End-of-Year Reviews

>Just a little organizational tool for the multitude of end-of-year writeups… Track & Field News Athletes of the Year: Men – WomenTim Layden’s SI Sportsman of the Year IAAFSprintsHurdlesMiddle distanceLong distanceRoad & WalksJumpsThrowsMultis EuropeSprints: Men – WomenMiddle distance: Men – … Continue reading

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>Merry Christmas

>Enjoy the photo of Boston’s Santa Speedo Run. I’m outta here until Friday.

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