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

World Championships Preview – Long Jump

Aug 22nd, 2011
7:04 am PDT

While I’m discussing speed, and since I have yet to touch on the field, I think the long jump will make a good speed to field transition. A crew of solid jumpers in both the men’s and women’s fields should give us quite a bit of excitement in Daegu.   Men’s Long Jump         World Record 8 Read More...

World Championships Preview – 4×1 Relay

Aug 20th, 2011
7:43 am PDT

Something tells me that this is one event that will be previewed to death on message boards around the world. Then reviewed just as much once it’s all over. Mostly because of all the rivalries in this sport, the short sprint is the hottest and by default this relay is a close second! So let’s get to it Read More...

World Championships Preview – 4×4 Relay

Aug 19th, 2011
6:27 am PDT

One of the most exciting events at any track and field championships is the 4x4 relay. Traditionally the 4x4 closes out a meet, but this time around that duty is transferred to the 4x1. It will seem odd not watching the give and take that often occurs in the long relay. Because this year’s races promise to be quite exciting Read More...

Why the Intermission – and Other Questions

Aug 18th, 2011
7:35 am PDT

Today is August 18th. The last big meet on the circuit was in London back on August 5-6th. The World Championships are STILL a week and a half away – starting August 27th. Can someone tell me why we have such a LONG break before the World Championships? We’re looking at a 3 week break with no track and field, smack dab in the middle of the European Circuit – the heart of the sport’s most visible time of the year! We’re talking about a marketing fiasco of the highest order Read More...

World Championships Preview – 400 Hurdles

Aug 17th, 2011
6:14 am PDT

The 400 hurdles is an event where we are fortunate enough this year to have very solid and strong fields on both the men and women’s sides. Several veteran athletes, some great young talent, and a couple of hurdlers looking for redemption.   Women’s 400 Hurdles         World Record 52 Read More...

World Championships Preview – 200 Meters

Aug 16th, 2011
5:29 am PDT

Ah the deuce. Taking place as it does near the end of the meet, it is somewhat difficult to predict. Sometimes athletes are tired by the time the deuce rolls around, as it’s often the second half of a double. Sometimes injuries come into play. There’s the opportunity to become a double winner for some, and the redemption factor for those that lost earlier in the week Read More...

World Championships Preview – 100 Meters

Aug 14th, 2011
8:02 am PDT

I know that this is the event that many have been waiting for, but I wanted to wait until the drama of the recent drug positive played out a bit before previewing both this race and the 200. While the news of Steve Mullings (JAM) positive test is extremely disappointing, I will wait until the Anti Doping Process has run it’s course before commenting further on those circumstances Read More...

World Championships Preview – 110/100 Hurdles

Aug 13th, 2011
6:35 am PDT

The hurdles are always exciting and there should be no shortage of excitement in Daegu. Heading into the World Championships, we have two events that each have four athletes capable of taking to the podium – unfortunately only three get that privilege!   Men’s 110 Hurdles         World Record 12 Read More...

World Championships Preview – 800 Meters

Aug 12th, 2011
6:12 am PDT

The 800 meters will be exciting in Daegu. On the men’s side because of the presence of World Record holder David Rudisha. On the women’s side because the event is potentially wide open.      Men’s 800         World Record 1:41.01 David Rudisha KEN Meet Record 1:43 Read More...

World Championships Preview – 1500 Meters

Aug 11th, 2011
7:13 am PDT

The Metric Mile, is one of the showcase events in the sport, and lately one of those hard to predict events. In large part because of the tendency for milers to get “tactical” in the big meets as opposed to simply “racing”. I don’t see an end to that trend on either the women or men’s sides in Daegu Read More...