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

Top Ten 200 Meter Races of All Time – Men

Oct 30th, 2012
7:41 pm PST

Now that the 100 is out of the way it's forward to the deuce - and frankly the 100 was easier! Here's the deal. The issue is that this is not about individual performances, it's supposed to be about the race - the entire race. That said, there have been many great performances where the overall race didn't match up Read More...

Top Ten 100 Meter Races of all Time – Women

Oct 25th, 2012
4:50 pm PST

This was a very interesting exercise. The men's list was relatively easy to put together, as there have been some very memorable races for the men. As I started putting this list together however, I found that getting the top women together AND performing as a group at a high level has not been as frequent as one would have thought Read More...

Top 100 Meter Races of the Modern Era

Oct 20th, 2012
4:21 pm PST

A reader had a great idea, to go through and create lists of the top 10 races by event. Nice idea, so I decided to give it a shot. So I'm starting with the 100 - first the men then will follow with the women - and will work my way up in distance if its something that people like/find interesting. Obviously my rankings will be based on races that I've had a chance to see, which means live, TV, or video Read More...

My Favorite All Time Intermediate Hurdlers

Oct 17th, 2012
3:44 pm PST

Ok, now that the high hurdlers are done, let me give thought to the intermediates - another difficult list. Once again, I find I have a list that is heavy on one era. In part because I'm not including current competitors, but largely because that era was simply the best ever in my humble opinion.I also find myself listing a couple of athletes that may draw question Read More...

My Favorite All Time High Hurdlers

Oct 14th, 2012
2:10 pm PST

I was 're-watching the final two Diamond League meets of the year this past weekend, and was just as impressed by Merritt's WR run as I was when I first saw it. So much so that I began comparing it/him to icons of the event's past. So while it is all fresh in my mind, I'm going to take a quick detour and put together my all time favorite hurdlers list Read More...

No Changes for Bolt in 2016

Oct 11th, 2012
12:05 pm PST

I'm going to continue with my "Favorites" lists, but there is news that crops up even when things are "quiet". So for those wondering what Usain Bolt plans to be doing in the year 2016, apparently it will be the same as in. 2012.  Word out on Twitter in the last couple days is that Bolt will not be changing events, and is looking to attempt to repeat as sprint king in Rio de Janeiro Read More...

My Favorite All Time Female Middle Distance

Oct 8th, 2012
12:11 pm PST

Well I see my female sprinters list raised a few questions. But then the history of women's sprinting is full of superstars, which make trying to come up a with a list of 10 is difficult regardless of the criteria. I’ve found the same to be true when taking a look at the history of women middle distance runners Read More...

My Favorite All Time Female Sprinters

Oct 6th, 2012
8:50 am PST

I was going to continue in order and take a look at distance runners next, but decided to give the women their due and not wait until the end. So let's take a look at my all time favorite female sprinters. The tough part for me as I look back is that my favorites mostly come from the same time period - 70s through 90s Read More...

My Favorite All Time Middle Distance Runners

Oct 2nd, 2012
12:00 pm PST

I’m still working on this years top 10 lists, so going to take another trip down memory lane and look at my favorite middle distance runners. As stated previously,you must be retired to make the list so that precludes the addition of current athletes like David Rudisha. It doesn’t diminish the list however, as some of the best ever have already graced the track Read More...