Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Calm Before the Storm

If you’re like me, all this other Olympic stuff is nice but you’re champing at the bit for track and field. So, to tide you over until it begins, the next best thing: the Silly Olympiad.

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Obligatory Opening Ceremony Comments

I have to admit that I did not watch the Olympic opening ceremonies yesterday, either live or on NBC’s tape-delayed package. I spend so much time on track and field, and will spend even more when the real Olympics start … Continue reading

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US Field Event Preview: Men

My colleague Pat Price, who writes the blog Writing About Running, has an excellent post up today. It’s Taking the temperature of the US Olympic Distance Squad. Track and Field at the 2012 Olympic Games starts one week from today … Continue reading

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Today’s Extremely Cool Video

Today’s cool video is a short clip shot inside a Dublin pub. What does that have to do with track? It’s actually part of the Morton Stadium (aka Santry Stadium, aka National Athletics Stadium), and the windows of the pub … Continue reading

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Book Review: Showdown at Shepherd’s Bush

Why is the marathon distance 26 miles, 385 yards? If you have more than a passing knowledge of the history of long distance running, you know it’s because the start and finish of the 1908 Olympics were in front of … Continue reading

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Examining the 4×100 Relay Completion Rate

After the 4×100 relays at the Diamond League meet in Monaco last Friday, Flotrack interviewed US relay coach Jon Drummond. Watch more video of 2012 London Olympics Games, XXX Summer Games on flotrack.org It’s hard to hear everything he said, … Continue reading

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My Votes for the Bowerman Award

As you may already know, the Bowerman Awards are the highest honors in collegiate track and field, going to the best male and female athletes each year. The awards ceremony is held in conjunction with the coaches’ convention each December. … Continue reading

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World Power Rankings: Women’s Jumps

Continuing with our roundup of ranking the top athletes, here we are with the women’s jumping events. Click to see women’s distance, women’s throws, men’s distance, women’s sprints and hurdles, men’s sprints and hurdles, men’s jumps, and men’s throws. High Jump 1. Chaunté Lowe (USA) 2. … Continue reading

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Cool Video of the Day

Give yourself some time for this one: Olympia, Leni Riefenstahl’s groundbreaking documentary of the 1936 Olympics. Click on over to the video page to watch.

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World Power Rankings: Women’s Distance

Continuing with our roundup of ranking the top athletes, here we are with the women’s track distance events. Click to see women’s throws, men’s distance, women’s sprints and hurdles, men’s sprints and hurdles, men’s jumps, and men’s throws. 800 meters 1. Pamela Jelimo (KEN) 2. … Continue reading

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