The CHill Zone of T&F: Conway's View From the Finish Line

Stockholm – Final Stop on the Road to Berlin

Jul 30th, 2009
9:17 pm PDT

The athletes get their final big tune up for Berlin tomorrow in Stockholm. Being the final stop we get a chance to see several potential medalists in their final races before worlds. Among them the most intriguing match up on the day should be in the Men's 100, where world leader Tyson Gay (US) meets up against former WR holder Asafa Powell (JAM) Read More...

America’s Female Middle Distance Runners Step Up Their Game…

Jul 29th, 2009
7:28 am PDT

It's been a while since we've headed towards a Major and I've felt we had a real shot at a medal in the middle distances on the women's side. Not since Jearl Miles Clark in the 800 in the late 90's and Suzy Favor Hamilton in the 1500 at the start of this decade have we really had the talent to make an impact internationally Read More...

Vessey Crushes PR in a Monaco Grand Prix Filled with Highlights…

Jul 28th, 2009
1:30 pm PDT

With the sports' big headline makers this season - Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt - taking a break today, one would have thought that the Monaco Grand Prix would be a bit lackluster. Nothing could have been further from the truth! Today's meet may have been the most overall exciting to date - as it should have been with the World Championships just a few weeks away Read More...

The Road to Berlin – Next Stop Monaco

Jul 27th, 2009
8:24 pm PDT

Only two big meets left to the end of July and the two week break before the World Championships. Monaco will be the penultimate stop on the road to Worlds, and presents several interesting events.The men's 100 will be without Usain Bolt or Tyson Gay for the first time in weeks. 200 man Wallace (US) is entered however, and will get to test his speed against Beijing finalists Churandy Martina (AHO) and Darvis Patton (US) Read More...

Doping Cloud Shows Weakness in the System

Jul 27th, 2009
12:37 pm PDT

As Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay traded eye dropping races this weekend in London in preparation for their impending showdown in Berlin, the sport once again finds itself once again dealing with the news of multiple doping offenses coming out of the sprint community. This time, the news comes not out of the United States - which has gotten more than one black eye this decade via doping scandals - but out of Jamaica, the home of multiple WR breaker Asafa Powell and the sports newest wunderkind double Olympic champion Usain Bolt Read More...

Bolt and Gay Highlight London

Jul 26th, 2009
4:31 pm PDT

We're heading towards the home stretch on our journey to Berlin and no one is blazing that stretch like Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt. London was the first time we've seen them on the track together this year - though it was in separate races. Neither had any difficulty dispatching with their competition Read More...

London On Tap For Friday/Saturday

Jul 22nd, 2009
8:33 pm PDT

London will be one of the final tune ups before the big party in Berlin. As such it will be one of the best attended venues by top athletes this season. So we'll get a peak at some of the athletes that should shape events in Berlin. Among those in attendance we will get a look at:• 4x1 relay squads from the US and Jamaica Read More...

Berlin Match Ups – Women’s 200

Jul 21st, 2009
6:58 am PDT

In track and field the 100 is typically the showcase sprint at almost every meet. In Berlin, the women's 200 has the potential to upstage the 100 as two of the world's best sprinters happen to be competing in this event - Allyson Felix (US) and Veronica Campbell Brown (JAM). These two women have dominated this event in the big meets since the middle of the decade Read More...

Several World Leading Marks in Rethimno

Jul 20th, 2009
4:56 pm PDT

Lead by Lolo Jones' (US) 12.47 win in the women's 100 meter hurdles, the Rethimno track proved to be quite fast today. Jones was injured earlier in the year at the Drake relays and wasn't able to return to form in time to be a factor at Nationals, but she was near her old form today winning in her season's best time Read More...

Paris Provides Another Peak at Berlin

Jul 18th, 2009
9:01 am PDT

With most athlete's starting to wind up their preparations for Berlin, the meets here during the last part of July will give us our last peak at some of the sports main players.Right off the bat yesterday we got a look at Jeremy Wariner. He won the 400 but only in a time of 45.28 and not with the type of run that we have come to associate with him Read More...