Category Archives: Obits

>Scott Davis, 1943-2010

>Scott Davis passed away about three hours ago. He was one of the best track announcers around.  He was the Mt. SAC Relays director up through 2007, and was the last living founder of the Federation of American Statisticians of … Continue reading

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>Sad News

>Cordner Nelson, co-founder of Track & Field News, has died. Few details are yet known. UPDATE: More from T&FN.

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>Adam Jacobs Gone

>Adam Jacobs died unexpectedly last night. A bit over a year ago I mostly abandoned this blog to work for TheFinalSprint.com, the site he founded. After a while I decided I didn’t like having a boss and came back here, … Continue reading

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>Goodbye, Don Wittman

>Don Wittman, one of CBC’s track voices for as long as I can remember, has died. He had terminal cancer, yet I saw him announcing last year’s Canadian nationals at Windsor, so he must have worked as long as he … Continue reading

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>Tragedy

>After this morning’s Olympic Trials webcast debacle, I shut down the computer and went out for a run. I wanted to avoid any spoilers before watching NBC’s half-hour race recap. I planned to write up a nasty letter and send … Continue reading

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>Hal Davis obit

>Hal Davis, probably the greatest sprinter who never won an Olympic title, has died. Davis, who held the “World’s Fastest Human” title from 1941-43 after winning just about every major sprint title during that period, was a member of the … Continue reading

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