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

Worlds Preview – Sprints & Hurdles

Jul 30th, 2013
8:27 pm PST

The preliminaries are done and now it's time for the main event! The World Championships are about ready to begin and it's crystal ball time. Although I'm not sure how well a crystal ball is going to work for this meet with so few sure things heading into Moscow. But this is the fun part, so I have to give it a try Read More...

The Final Prep for Moscow is Done

Jul 28th, 2013
10:19 am PST

The London Diamond League was pretty much what I thought it would be - best meet of the year and perhaps a preview of several events in Moscow. If this weekend was any indication, we've got a Wild West shoot out kind of World Championships coming up, because there just aren't that many "sure things" out there this year Read More...

London Final Test Before Moscow

Jul 25th, 2013
8:20 am PST

The World Championships are just a few weeks away and athletes are in the final stages of their preparations. Some are looking to get that final meet in before the big dance. While others have had layoffs and are looking to see just how sharp they are. This weekend's Diamond League meet in London is going to fit the bill nicely for both Read More...

Athletes Back on Track in Monaco

Jul 20th, 2013
6:51 pm PST

Nothing cures failure like success, and after a solid week of failed drug tests dominating the news about track and field, athletes got back to the track to do what they do best - compete. Well enough that, at least for me, thoughts ran back to Moscow and the upcoming World Championships. What better way to get things "back on track" than with a pair of world leading 4x1's as the US screamed 41 Read More...

Finally a Proper Drug Discussion

Jul 17th, 2013
10:26 pm PST

As with so many things in life, it's sad that it takes a disaster for necessary conversations to begin taking place. Here we are a few weeks away from the sports' main event and the focus of discussion is about performance enhancing products. Yet in this crazy sport that is somehow a GOOD thing! It's good because we're finally admitting that the problem REALLY exists Read More...

Moscow and the Sport in Flames

Jul 14th, 2013
11:21 pm PST

If you're a fan of the sport, you're already aware of the news. Tyson Gay a positive "A" sample and out of Moscow. Jamaica, FIVE positives! Asafa Powell, and Sherone Simpson confirmed. Nests Carter said to be. Two as yet unnamed. Perhaps THE worst day ever for the sport! Yet there are those pointing fingers of glee, as most of the world points at America saying, "there they go again" Read More...

Looking Ahead to Moscow

Jul 9th, 2013
9:07 pm PST

I'm rather looking forward to the World Championships in Moscow in large part because the US missed out on the opportunity to attend the Olympics there way back in 1980. A lot has changed since then. Track and field is now a professional sport - sort of. The Eastern Bloc is no more. And our current war in Afghanistan has surpassed Vietnam as America's longest war Read More...

Lausanne/Paris –Turning the Corner to Moscow

Jul 7th, 2013
9:11 am PST

Suddenly the World Championships are very close, and we got a couple of very good "tune up" meets on back to back days (Thu/Sat) that I think started to set the stage for Moscow. Now's the time when we either watch athletes start to reach their peak or begin to falter a bit. Either way, we're starting to get a clue at where the best battles may be when the first events begin at the World Championships Read More...

It’s July Where Are We?

Jul 2nd, 2013
5:24 pm PST

This has been a very interesting year so far. Lots of transition going on throughout the sport. Rising athletes. Injured athletes. Athletes returning from injury. More transition than usual in the year following the Games it seems. Then of course there are the usual off the track issues such as drugs, which never seem to go away Read More...