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

Can Felix Win the Double?

Jan 26th, 2016
9:49 am PDT

The big news recently is that the Rio schedule has been altered to allow for a 200/400 double for the women. The 1st rounds of the 200 & 400H were flip flopped - the hurdles moving to the evening, the 200 to the morning. Now, instead of the 200 opening rounds being just over an hour before the 400 final, Allyson Felix (or anyone else) will have all day to recover from the 200 before running that 400 final - making this a very doable double now Read More...

World Records and the State of the Sport

Jan 18th, 2016
2:17 pm PDT

British Track and Field has released a manifesto on the status of the sport - changes it feels are necessary to "clean up" the sport of track and field. Among these is the matter of the sports records and what it sees as a full scale revision of track and field's world records. Lord Coe - a Brit and the current head of the IAAF - has stated that he favors the removal of selected world records Read More...

What to Watch in 2016

Jan 12th, 2016
1:24 pm PDT

Olympic years are always exciting for sports fans because that global showcase will take place this summer. That means we will see the best that track and field (among other sports) has to offer - the best athletes competing head to head. Sad that I can't say that in any other year, but unfortunately we don't get this type of competition in any other year with any regularity Read More...

Welcome 2016

Jan 3rd, 2016
8:53 am PDT

2015 was a crazy year. I started it in the hospital at the end of January having had an aneurism and losing my speech - literally unable to talk. I ended it a few days ago in the hospital having my thyroid removed. In between, to the chagrin of many, I've taught myself how to speak again; rebooted myself professionally and personally; and watched one of the most interesting track seasons in recent memory Read More...