Monthly Archives: November 2009

>Your Morning Mug o’ Links

>Slow news weekend in terms of T&F. RW Daily News has what headlines there are. Weekend results of big time pro XC: IAAF permit meet in Soria, Spain; EAA permit meets in Lisbon, Portugal and Roeselare, Belgium; Athletics Kenya meet … Continue reading

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>Very Cool Photos

>Brought to my attention by Dr. Jonas Mureika on the T&FN message board. Old pictures from the 1932 LA Olympics. Very, very cool.

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>Track, LA

>I happened across an article at ESPN.com titled Can a non-NBA fan be converted? The schtick is a columnist who last cared about pro basketball in the 8th grade goes to both a Clippers and a Lakers game to see … Continue reading

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>Sign of the Apocalypse

>California will have a state high school indoor track championships this coming February. Yeah, it’s only an exhibition…but still, if there’s a state in the union that’s made its fortune on the idea of outdoor activity any day of the … Continue reading

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>Track iPhone App!

>For a while my wife and I have kicked around the thought of getting iPhones. She’s had the iPod Touch for a while, which she described as “the iPhone gateway drug”. We put it off because we had another year … Continue reading

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>The Hilarity, The Hilarity

>This is too precious. Sarah Palin did a Turkey Trot 5k yesterday in Kennewick WA. The Tri-City Herald reports: Palin had announced on Twitter that she would be running the 5k race organized by the Benton-Franklin Chapter of the Red … Continue reading

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>All-Time Greats Rankings

>Here’s what I have right now. Bear in mind the following:No pre-1947 results are consideredAthletes with a * could earn more points as I work on pre-1962 AOY rankingsI’m still totalling numbers and I’m almost certainly missing some athletesWomen are … Continue reading

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>All-Time Greats Scoring Sample

>Nourredine Morceli is my example. His career rankings… Year 1500 3k 5k AOY POY Total Pts 1990 1 10 1991 1 1 6 15 (10 for 1500m, 5 for AOY) 1992 1 10 1993 1 1 1 2 24 (10 … Continue reading

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>Who Are The All-Time Greats?

>This is something I’ve pondered on for many years. My long-time goal was to come up with track’s version of Bill James’ Historical Baseball Abstract. But there are multiple problems with this, not the least of which is my having … Continue reading

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>Random News & Views

>…Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay are going to race each other in NEW YORK CITY! And negotiations to bring Asafa Powell into the mix are ongoing. …The Reebok Grand Prix is dead, long live the adidas Grand Prix. That New … Continue reading

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