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

The World Championships Hottest Matchup

Jul 26th, 2017
6:34 pm PST

What makes the World Championships THE hottest competition of the year is the matchups. The best of the best, gathered in one place to determine the best in the world in each event. In a meet of matchups, one should stand head and shoulders above the rest - the men's 400 meters. It was the hottest matchup in Rio and fittingly produced the hottest result of the Games - three men under 44 Read More...

Can the US Return After a Decade?

Jul 15th, 2017
2:39 pm PST

Ten years. A decade. A lot can happen in 10 years. Ten years ago, the iPhone made its debut - now no one can remember how we lived WITHOUT smartphones. Blackberry and Nokia ruled the cell phone world, and if you were really cool you owned a Razr! Young people today can't remember either of those names with a market dominated by iPhones and Galaxy's Read More...

What Can van Niekerk Do?

Jul 9th, 2017
1:46 pm PST

I recently saw the question posed on the internet, "Can van Niekerk break the world record in the 200 meters?" To wit the response from most was a loud, "NO". That tends to be the response when talk of a long standing record arises. Longevity tends to breed the notion that a mark is invincible Read More...

The European Plan to Reset Records

Jul 3rd, 2017
1:10 pm PST

There has been a suggestion from European Athletics to reset the track and field record book to only allow records that conform to the sport's current standard of taking and storing blood and urine so that either or both can be tested post record for new drugs and methods of doping discovered after the record has been ratified Read More...