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

London – Injuries, Upsets, Questions

Jul 15th, 2012
10:18 am PST

The London leg of the Diamond League loomed as the most significant of the year for me. In part because it is the only DL meet to have all of the various events - so somewhat of a full preview before the Games - but also because London is where the Games are being held. We didn’t get a peak at the Olympic stadium, but otherwise the same conditions that will prevail at the Games Read More...

Hot Weekend After Ostrava

May 27th, 2012
10:03 pm PST

This weekend was a reminder that this support is not always as predictable as we like top think it is. For example, the hot meet was supposed to be in Ostrava. After all that was the meet with all the "names" - Bolt, VCB, Spearmon, Merritt, and Semenya among others .But as the sun is beginning to set, things got hot after Ostrava - mostly by what appears to be a budding youth movement this season Read More...

Swagger – Who has it in Track and Field?

Dec 7th, 2011
5:18 pm PST

I was watching SportsCenter yesterday and caught Deion Sanders talking about the evolution of defensive backs in the NFL. Of course it being “Neon Deion”, he talked about the “swagger” that he brought to the position, and how others have tried to emulate it. That made me think about track and field, wondering about the amount of “swagger” we have in our sport Read More...

Whose Windows Could Close in the Olympic Year

Sep 27th, 2011
7:02 am PST

In the world of elite track and field, there are three basic goals: World gold, Olympic gold, and World Records. These are the achievements that most athletes would like to have before the sun sets on their careers. With the end of each season a window of opportunity closes in the pursuit of these objectives Read More...