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

My Favorite All Time Sprinters

Sep 28th, 2012
5:54 pm PST

It’s that time of year for lists - typically “Top Ten” lists. And I am in the process of doing research to put together my end of the year lists. While I’m doing that however - there is lots of data to go over - I thought I would start by sharing some of my “Favorites” in list form. Favorite hurdlers, middle distance runners, field event athletes, etc Read More...

Are the Athletes Truly Ready to Make Change?

Sep 25th, 2012
4:51 pm PST

One of the big off track stories of the Olympics, was the athlete protest against IOC Rule #40 which prohibits athletes from promoting their sponsors during the Games. No tweets, headphones, headbands, in short nothing that in any way would “advertise” any sponsor that is not an “Official” Olympic sponsor Read More...

My National Relay Plan

Sep 23rd, 2012
8:55 am PST

I was catching up with a friend a couple days ago and since it had been a while we began to review the Olympics. Bolt's double, Felix' exploits, Mo Farah, David Rudisha. I had almost forgotten just how outstanding the London Games were. Being old relay teammates however, we talked a lot about the relays - the 4x1s Read More...

What are the Sport’s Best Rivalries (pt2)

Sep 20th, 2012
10:37 am PST

The last time around I took a look at some rivalries on the men's side of things that l think would be a good sell to build the sport from a marketing perspective. Today I want to broaden that to include the women (and a hybrid) - who actually tend to compete against reach other on a more regular basis than the men Read More...

What are the Sport’s Best Rivalries?

Sep 18th, 2012
6:16 am PST

Coming off a successful Olympics and 2012 season, it’s time to take a look at how the sport can improve moving forward. One of the glaring problems in the past few seasons in my opinion has been the false start rule which I addressed a couple of days ago. When I listen to what other people are saying, one of the biggest complaints that many people have about the sport of track and field is the lack of head to head competition among the sport's best athletes Read More...

IAAF, Please Revise the False Start Rule

Sep 14th, 2012
9:11 am PST

I know the sun has barely set on the 2012 season, but if you're going to fix something it's never too early to get started. While I think that several things could use an overhaul in this sport, the most glaring is the false start rule! Fortunately, the Games did not suffer from the disgrace that was Usain Bolt being tossed out of the World Championships final in Daegu Read More...

Emerging Faces of 2012

Sep 12th, 2012
12:26 pm PST

The beginning of every year has those athletes that everyone is waiting on pins and needles to see. We can hardly wait to see what Usain Bolt, Sally Pearson, Allyson Felix and David Rudisha are going to produce. But while I enjoy watching the veterans do their thing, what's really exciting is watching new talent emerge Read More...

The Top Performances of 2012

Sep 10th, 2012
10:01 am PST

It's time to start looking back on what turned out to be a pretty awesome season. I figure the best place to start reviewing is with the top performances, since that will certainly lead into discussion about the top athletes. This year there was no dearth of outstanding performances, even more than usual in an Olympic year Read More...

Aries Merritt Near Flawless in 12.80!

Sep 7th, 2012
4:21 pm PST

Perfection. That’s what I thought of when I would watch Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah run the hurdles. Solid out of the blocks. Nerves of steel. barely gliding over the tops of the hurdles. Winning comfortably against the best competition the world had to offer. Back in the day that was Greg Foster, and Skeets was good enough that in his final WR run of 12 Read More...

Brussels Has Some Good Match Ups

Sep 5th, 2012
12:19 pm PST

The second half of the Diamond League final in Brussels offers the best opportunity to see some final match ups before the season comes to an end. As I look at the provisional start lists there should be some exciting head to heads. Let's start with the men's 200 where we get a final look at Yohan Blake - on the track where he dropped his 19 Read More...