Monthly Archives: August 2009

>Ritz and the AR

>From USA Today on Friday: “[Ritzenhein] became the fourth non-African to break 13:00 behind Kennedy, Germany’s Dieter Baumann (12:54.70) and Australia’s Craig Mottram (12:55.76).” I understand the point that Dick Patrick was attempting to make here: that Ritz’s accomplishment was … Continue reading

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>Six at Eleven

>RW Daily news has all the headlines: Ritz and all the other late-season track news & previews. Scott Bush calls for a USATF road-race series (part 1 / part 2). Toronto puts on its best face for a Pan-Am games … Continue reading

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>Barefoot, Not Just In The Park

>The Old Gray Lady takes up the barefoot running debate. I suspect the largest reason for the increased exposure for footwear minimalism (of which I am a proponent) is Chris McDougal’s Born To Run and his appearance on The Daily … Continue reading

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>Relapse

>US track & field television coverage has a cancer of stupid. It began to go into remission during the Worlds, but relapsed with a vengeance today. The double whammy that plagues the broadcasts is 1) wasting huge amounts of time … Continue reading

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>Zurich Reactions

>SPOILER ALERT: if you’re planning on watching this on TV on Sunday, don’t read this. But if so, why are you on the internet anyway? Results / IAAF recap / video-on-demand This is the penultimate round in the final go-round … Continue reading

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>Six at Eleven

>RW Daily has all the headlines, including previews of the big Zurich Weltkasse meet. Speaking of Zurich, nearly 5000 fans came to the rail station to see Usain Bolt arrive yesterday. Scott Bush suggests USATF fan fests. I’d go. ESPN’s … Continue reading

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>Things I Think I Think About The Worlds, Part 3

>The NBC/Versus broadcasts got significantly better than has been typical for US-based television, even as the Worlds wore on. We are all too familiar with the usual setup: long lead-in to a race, the race, the obligatory and vacuous post-race … Continue reading

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>Six at Eleven

>RW Daily News has all the headlines: the remainder of the Golden League, Bolt on the cover of SI, and more. The Science of Sport guys explain the Caster Semenya issue in greater depth. Scott Bush likes numbers. He lists … Continue reading

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>Six at Eleven

>RW Daily News includes a new report on Caster Semenya. Berlino is the greatest sports mascot since the Dancing Gorilla. The IAAF reports huge web traffic for the worlds. Stephen Francis, head coach of the MVP track club, has told … Continue reading

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>Six At Eleven

>The triumphant return of the daily link dump… RW Racing News covers the last day and recaps of the World Championships. Run the Roads lists off their top 5 US distance performances at the Worlds. The BBC reports: Bolt keen … Continue reading

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