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What I Would Do as USATF CEO, part 2

Yesterday I posted part 1. Today I continue with the goals I would set out if anyone were insane enough to make me USA Track and Field’s new CEO. Attempt to create some more domestic professional and semi-pro meets. The … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: Track Fans, Be Heard

>When I was young, one of the books that made the biggest impression on me was Horton Hears A Who!. If you don’t know the Dr. Seuss classic, then as far as I’m concerned you weren’t educated as a child. … 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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>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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>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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>Sorry About the Jinx

>LATE UPDATE:  The plot thickens.  IAAF president Lamine Diack just appointed Logan to the IAAF School/Youth Commission.  Interpretation: Diack wants to keep Logan around, and the job probably comes with perks for the rest of USATF, thus giving the Board … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week at the USA Track and Field Championships? Chaunte Lowe is the new star.  An American Record win in the high jump (2.05), and then immediately following that she took second in the long jump.  … Continue reading

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>USA Road Mile Championship Webcast

>I just learned there will be a live webcast of this evening’s USA Road Mile Championship beginning at 8:53 PM Eastern time. Pretty cool. The races have some decent fields. The headliner men are Lopez Lomong, David Torrance and Rob … Continue reading

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