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

London Olympics – Rudisha 1:40.91!

Aug 9th, 2012
3:05 pm PST

Today may have been the most exciting and memorable day in Olympic history. Once again we only had four finals on the day - but oh what finals they were! So let’s get right to it. Yes there was qualifying - women’s 800 semis, women’s 4x1 semis, and men’s 4x4 semis - with everyone expected to move through moving through Read More...

Pre Games Thoughts – The Sprints

Jul 23rd, 2012
9:34 am PST

My predictions are out there, and I knew that there would be some disagreement. But then a wise man once said, "if everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking". So for those not understanding why we're not thinking the same thing, I thought I would give a little insight into how I came to my conclusions Read More...

Trials Preview – Women’s 200 Meters

Jun 18th, 2012
2:25 pm PST

While the men's 100 is potentially the most "story" laden event heading into the Trials, it's certainly not alone in terms of story lines and depth. One of my favorites in this regard is the women's 1500, which I discussed in detail earlier. However, also recently entering into the "drama zone" with the aforementioned 100 & 1500 is the women's 200 as it's suddenly become the middle ground for several of our best female sprinters Read More...

The Outdoor Season Kicks it Up a Notch

Mar 25th, 2012
6:06 pm PST

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we were talking about the Indoor World Championships, yet here we are in the month of March and we have our first “sub” of the season! Sub meaning a mark under a typically accepted elite threshold – like a sub-10 100 for men, sub-4:00 1500 for women, or a sub 27:00 10,000 for men Read More...

2012 Outdoor Preview – Sprints

Mar 22nd, 2012
11:32 am PST

Now that we’re completely done with the indoor season, it’s time to start taking a look at how this outdoor season might possibly shape up. More importantly, at how the Games might shape up. So as I go through the various events on the Olympic slate, I’m going to try and Identify those individuals that I feel as of today ill be in the mix – the contenders and potential contenders Read More...

2011 in Review – Women’s 200 Meters

Oct 26th, 2011
10:24 am PST

As with the men’s event, the women’s deuce suffers from a lack of real competition among it’s best competitors – possibly even more so. Ninety three times women have broken the 22 second barrier with legal wind – none did so in 2011. As a matter of fact, there have only been nine such marks in the New Millennium! None at all in ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06 and this year Read More...

2011 in Review – Men’s 200 Meters

Oct 22nd, 2011
10:12 am PST

The deuce annually has the potential to be one of the best events of the season. Unfortunately two things always seem to get in the way – injuries and lack of competition. This year’s casualties to injury were significant as Tyson Gay (USA) pulled out of Nationals due to injury and Wallace Spearmon (USA) was unable to advance past the opening round at Nationals Read More...