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

Brussels & Rieti

Aug 30th, 2010
9:39 am PDT

The Ivo van Damme meeting in Brussels marked the end of the Diamond League for 2010. And while it was the second half of the “finals” som,ehow the meet was not quite as exciting as I had anticipated. Especially in light of the Rieti meeting that followed. Perhaps it was the cool weather which seemed to keep most performances down a bit Read More...

Preview – Brussels Diamond League

Aug 26th, 2010
8:42 am PDT

Friday will mark the end of the inaugural Diamond League with the Ivo van Damme meeting in Brussels. This meet will mark the second half of the “finals” that began in Zurich, with the final “Diamonds” being awarded. As in Zurich all the fields are loaded, so the events that follow are those that I expect may stand out a bit from the rest Read More...

My Two Cents on Semenya

Aug 24th, 2010
9:52 am PDT

I’ve not written anything on the Semenya case as of yet for several reasons. Mostly because it is really a fairly complicated matter. Especially as it deals with issues of privacy. I will start off by saying that the IAAF among other organizations involved in the sport including the South African federation have sorely mishandled this matter from the very beginning Read More...

More Rudisha 800 WR

Aug 22nd, 2010
4:26 pm PDT

While the details on Rudisha’s WR run are still filtering in, I’ve found video of the race (below) and taken my own rough splits. This run saw Rudisha pass through 400 in 48.9, 600 in 1:14.5, and of course the 800 mark in 1:41.09. I’ve gone through my archives and found the splits for Rudisha’s 1:41 Read More...

Rudisha 1:41.09 in Berlin!

Aug 22nd, 2010
7:29 am PDT

It’s finally happened. Today in Berlin David Rudisha took down one of the most hallowed World Records in the sport as he turned two laps of the track in 1:41.09! I have yet to see the race or find any details other than the actual race results, but with second place a full three seconds behind it was clearly a solo effort on his part Read More...

He’s Baaack – Wariner 44.13 in Zurich

Aug 19th, 2010
3:52 pm PDT

Zurich’s Weltklasse invitational lived up to it’s storied tradition with some outstanding races on the track. In a meet with several standout events, the men’s 400 was especially sweet because, for me, it marked the true return to form of Jeremy Wariner. Now THAT is how Jeremy Wariner is supposed to look Read More...

Preview – Zurich Diamond League

Aug 19th, 2010
5:49 am PDT

The Weltklasse has been one of the world’s most elite competitions as far back as I can remember – and that’s a long time! Often called, “The Olympics in a Day”, the Weltklasse (Zurich) is known for some of the best field’s every year even before the Diamond League, or Golden League, came along Read More...

What’s Going on in the Field?

Aug 18th, 2010
8:14 am PDT

With this season heading into the final month or so of competition, it’s time to start looking forward to next season. After all the World Championships are literally just about one year away. US forces have had some nice surprises this year. Andrew Wheating, Leonel Manzano, Morgan Uceny, Phoebe Wright, and Alysia Johnson have emerged to bolster a growing middle distance corps Read More...

Tyson Gay 9.78 Highlights London DL

Aug 16th, 2010
9:35 am PDT

While wet damp conditions in London hampered many of the events at this weekend’s Diamond League meet, Tyson Gay blazed his way to a world leading 9.78 in the first day’s highlight event. Looking very confident following his previous week’s defeat of Usain Bolt, Tyson once again started well, which meant that the race was effectively over by 30 meters Read More...

Preview – London Diamond League

Aug 12th, 2010
7:31 pm PDT

Well, we’re rounding the final turn on this season, with three meets left in the inaugural Diamond League season. On tap will be the biggest of the DL meets as London will contest all of the events on the slate over the course of two days – the only DL meet to do so. While it won’t be held in the upcoming Olympic stadium, it will take place in the city that will play host to the Games, giving those competing an idea of what the weather could be like come 2012 Read More...