Category Archives: Sports Illustrated

>Missy Koch Billingsley: A Runner and Amputee

>From Sports Illustrated’s website…Twenty-five years ago doctors amputated Missy Koch’s right leg after diagnosing her with a rare tumor. Follow Missy’s journey and her determination to run again.

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>Things I Think I Think About The Worlds, Part 2

>SI’s Brian Cazanueve passed out his grades for the Worlds. He didn’t give enough. LaShawn Merritt, USA — AHe’s the new king of the 400, hands down. Germany — AThey almost always did better than expected. Poland — A+Their best-ever … Continue reading

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>Bucket List

>Sports Illustrated recently had a Bucket List feature in which their writers listed off the things they’d like to do in the remainder of their lifetime. Tim Layden put running the Boston Marathon as his #1. Here’s mine… Things That … Continue reading

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>SI’s Thrill List

> has a “thrill list”, the top ten most-thrilling athletes to watch in fifteen different sports. Tim Layden did a track list that was pretty good, but he dropped the baton by leaving out Bob Hayes. My thrill list–some I’ve … Continue reading

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>SI Looks At Supplements

>If you’re like me — know nothing about “nutritional supplements” beyond multivitamins and fish-oil capsules — this Sports Illustrated article titled What You Don’t Know May Kill You is fascinating and frightening. This sidebar item is not something NBC wants … Continue reading

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>A Gem From Sports Illustrated

>I’m fairly disappointed at the lack of any coverage of Boston at While looking through the front page I found a link to the SI Vault about Patriot’s Day sports, and came across a 1963 article by Hal Higdon … Continue reading

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>Martina, Crawford, and that medal

>Tim Layden has a write-up on the story that you’ve no doubt heard: Shawn Crawford gave Churandy Martina his Olympic 200 meters silver medal shortly after the games. Crawford, originally fourth in the final, moved up to bronze after Wallace … Continue reading

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>From the SI Vault

>A 1971 article on running form written by none other than Bill Bowerman himself. Enjoy.

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>SI Sports"man" of the Year

>In the leadup to naming their 54th annual Sportsman of the Year on December 3rd, Sports Illustrated’s writers are posting columns about the nominees. You can even make your own comment (not that it will make any difference). Track’s entries … Continue reading

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>This week’s Sports Illustrated has an interesting piece on Alberto Salazar, the former star runner turned Nike coach. In 2001, with several million dollars from Nike, Salazar launched the Oregon Project, a challenge to the African hegemony in distance running. … Continue reading

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