Monthly Archives: December 2010

>Fearless Predictions for 2011

>Rather than look back this week, I will look forward to the coming year of track and field and road running. Few realize I combine the powers of Nostradomus and Ed Glosser,Trivial Psychic. So on with the fearless predictions for … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>While Thanksgiving Day races are the thing in the USA, New Year’s Eve races are traditional in much of the rest of the world. Most are named after St. Sylvester, whose feast day is December 31. The top domestic race … Continue reading

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>Lessons of my team’s 2010 season

>I coach high school cross country.  Or rather, I did.  Facing a $39 million budget shortfall, last spring our school district cut four sports, cross country among them.  I offered to work for free, but in a large 60-school bureaucracy … Continue reading

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>Superfan’s Best of the Year

>Time for some end-of-the-year assessments.  Here are my opinions on the best of 2010.  Feel free to disagree and say so in the comments. Athlete of the year, men’s track: David Rudisha. This is pretty obvious. Rudisha completely rewrote the … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Track’s greatest spokesman has died.  The Olympic Games, and track and field by proxy, lost Bud Greenspan yesterday.  The filmmaker was possibly more important to the Olympics than Juan Antonio Samaranch (also deceased this … Continue reading

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>America’s Track Towns

>Last week I hijacked a thread at the Track and Field News discussion boards in order to get people’s thoughts on what locality in their state could best hold the title of “track town”. The criteria was fairly simple: “The … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete: Special Monday Edition

>The weekly round of track-centric Monday morning quarterbacking comes a day late, as I was on vacation in Toronto for the weekend. What did we learn this week? USATF announced its CEO job description. This is actually an important part … Continue reading

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>Gone Fishing

>Well, maybe ice fishing. I’ll be in Toronto through the weekend; no updates until Monday at the earliest. – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? The s**t hit the fan in Spain. A summary of the initial happenings: The world 3000 metres champion and one of Spain’s most famous athletes, Marta Dominguez, was released on bail yesterday following a … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>Cross CountryThe Foot Locker High School Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday in San Diego’s Balboa Park.Meet website / Flotrack coverageLive webcast begins at 11 AM at flotrack.orgRace times: girls at 12:15, boys at 1:00Let’s Run prediction contest … Continue reading

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