Monthly Archives: September 2010

>If I Were King of All Track

>The first in an occasional series of what-ifs… I would radically change the NCAA track seasons, their championships’ formats, and the nationals qualifying system. I would make team orientation emphasized over individual orientation. I’ve noted before that fan interest for … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Patrick Makau likes Berlin.  Or at least he should.  He’s raced in the German capital five times in his career and won all five.  Today he won the Berlin Marathon in 2:05:08.  First noted … Continue reading

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>What’s On the Weekend

> Professionals The Berlin Marathon, a World Marathon Major, will be run in the German capitol on Sunday.  Live webcast: 2:50 AM, German News Channel N-TV Race website / World Marathon Majors site Previews: IAAF / Universal Sports / Examiner.com: … Continue reading

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>College News

>A number of recent issues to update… NCAA Preliminary Round sites have been announced.  I was not surprised that the two-region nationals qualifying format remained in place for the 2011 season, but just about everyone else was.  It took until today … Continue reading

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>What to make of all of it

>Just a few hours ago on Twitter, Martin Bingisser wondered why the track community wasn’t talking about Brooks Johnson’s blog about Doug Logan.  In it, Johnson discussed the man with agent Mark Block and talked about arrogance, mistreatment of athletes, … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Opinions are like…well, everyone has them. No one really knows why USA Track and Field CEO Doug Logan got canned except the people who fired him (and there’s no guarantee they had a reason … Continue reading

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>What’s On The Weekend

>The Decastar decathlon and heptathlon, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge competition, takes place on Saturday and Sunday in the Bordeaux suburb of Talence. Leading names are European decathlon champion Romain Barras (France) and a faceoff between World Indoor medalists Tatyana Chernova (Russia) … Continue reading

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>Who for USATF CEO?

>There’s been plenty written about why Doug Logan got dumped as USATF CEO.  SI’s Brian Cazanueve identified a lot of shortcomings, but they sound like the kind of thing that results in non-renewal rather then outright firing.  I still say … Continue reading

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>A Separate Pro Track Organization?

>In the wake of Doug Logan’s firing, a discussion sprung up among Martin Bingisser, Ann Gaffigan, Chris Nickinson and Paul Merca about splitting off a separate professional organization from USATF.  I chimed in with some rather useless blather.  Since then … Continue reading

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>Doug Logan Fired

>About ten minutes ago I went to usatf.org to look into membership for some kids I coach who are going to run Junior Olympic cross country this fall.  I saw on twitter that memberships are discounted to $10 (down from … Continue reading

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