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

D.oha A.thletes M.ake N.oise!

May 11th, 2012
10:09 pm PDT

D.A.M.N.! If today's meet in Doha was the"opening act" of the Olympic year,  I can hardly wait for the denouement in London - it's going to bring down the house! Today's events were Olympic in quality across the board and began to fuel plot lines that will only be answered by a gathering of all the world's best into one stadium Read More...

We Need Internet Presentation Standards

May 10th, 2012
6:18 pm PDT

I often wonder why this sport has such a difficult time marketing itself because we live in the age of the Internet - and dispersing information is as simple as clicking a few buttons. But then I log on and try to get information on a track meet - and it's not available. Or, as when I attempted to watch the Jamaica Invitational this past weekend, the information flow is horrible Read More...

Doha Should Start the DL Off With a Bang

May 9th, 2012
5:00 pm PDT

Kingston was pretty hot, and over the last few weeks we've had bits and pieces of high quality action in various meets - like Mt SAC, Penn, and Drake. But now we get to finally get the start of the Diamond League on Friday, and looking at the provisional start lists Doha is going to crank things up a couple notches! With the relay season history, the Diamond League is the next "phase" of competition on the road to London - and with Doha sporting some of the best fields I've seen outside of the DL "finals" it looks like the Diamond League may finally begin to deliver on its promise of great match ups Read More...

It’s Time to Talk About the 4×1

May 7th, 2012
5:15 pm PDT

Ok, between the indoor season and the last few meets, we've seen most of the world's top sprinters on the track. So, with some 80 days until the start of the London Games, it's about time to start looking at the relays. Of course the race that will draw the most attention will be the men's 4x1, because of names like Bolt, Gay, Blake, Lemaitre, and others - and that means a discussion of the squads for the United States and Jamaica Read More...

Bolt and Jeter Lead Weekend Highlights

May 6th, 2012
10:02 am PDT

As expected, speed was on display this weekend at the Jamaica Invitational - over and over and over again. The usual suspects - Bolt, Jeter, Blake - did their thing, but there were also a couple of surprises. First the expected, and a touch of surprise as Carmelita Jeter (USA) powered her way to a WL 10 Read More...

Jamaica Invitational to Highlight Sprinters

May 3rd, 2012
4:04 pm PDT

Jamaica is the home of defending Olympic champions Usain Bolt (100/200), Veronica Campbell Brown (200), and Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, so it's only fitting that this weekend’s JN Jamaica Invitational will have a laser like focus on sprinting. The headliner will be Usain Bolt who will open his season in the 100 meters Read More...

Robles and Merritt Open Fast

May 2nd, 2012
9:39 am PDT

The "relay" season is over which means that the pattern of meets is about to change, as we move from domestic competitions to IAAF sanctioned international meets with the Diamond League at the core. So  instead of weekend meets running two or three days long we now move to single day competitions sometimes on the weekend, sometimes running mid week Read More...

Interesting Results Out of Stanford

May 1st, 2012
6:17 am PDT

On Saturday the speed burners did their thing at Penn and Drake. On Sunday it was the distance runners turn, as several took to the track Sunday evening in the cool weather in Palo Alto. The results produced several world leaders and some interesting stories. First the new world leaders: 4:07 Read More...