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

World Championships Review–Individuals Pt1

Aug 27th, 2013
9:22 pm PST

Now for the fun part, looking at individual performances - and there were certainly some very good ones. First however, let's get a bit of perspective by taking a look at medal counts. The double digit medal earners: United States 25 total, 6 gold, 14 silver, 5 bronze. Russia 17 total, 7 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze Kenya 12 total, 5 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze Ethiopia 10 total, 3 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze As expected Russians performed well at home Read More...

World Championships Review, Events

Aug 21st, 2013
7:36 pm PST

As I said previously, this meet lacked the "Championship" feel for me. I think some of it had to do with the negativity leading up to the meet - the bans. But the competition/performances were lacking. In retrospect it's what I predicted early on - a transitional championship dominated primarily by youth Read More...

World Championships Review, Overview

Aug 18th, 2013
9:08 pm PST

It came, they competed, it's over. After the wait and the build up the World Championships have come and gone. A little over a week of solid track and field, and a lot happened. Normally I would try to comment as things happen, but this year's meet came at an odd time. School starting for my kids; one starting college; a trip cross country - and that's just the peripherals Read More...

Worlds Preview – Moscow Mid & Long Distance…

Aug 4th, 2013
10:14 pm PST

Time to take a look at the middle and long distances before the starting gun goes off. Right off the bat, I have to say that we'll be minus one of the biggest stars in the sport with the loss of David Rudisha - out due to injury. That won't diminish things overall however, as London star Mo Farah and all time greats Bernard Lagat, Meseret Defar, and Tirunesh Dibaba are all healthy and on board for this one Read More...