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

News Ahead of the Start of the Games

Jul 26th, 2012
2:26 pm PST

I’ve been very very busy outside of track and field the past couple of days. Doctor’s appointment; kids to the fair; trying to catch up on non track work/stuff. Have to clear my plate so I can focus on the Games with the opening ceremonies TOMORROW! Yet as I step away for a couple of days, the news/happenings of the sport seem to increase in volume Read More...

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...

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...

Will 2012 be the Year of the Double?

Jan 18th, 2012
5:21 pm PST

I was reviewing the Marathon Trials finish last night and wondering how well Shalane Flanagan will do doubling in the 10,000/Marathon, when it hit me: we may have more legitimate “doublers” heading into London than ever before! In Beijing we had 5000/10000 double victories turned in by Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba; and a sprint double (100/200) by Usain Bolt Read More...

My Heroes of 2011

Dec 5th, 2011
9:35 am PST

Wow, it’s December already, and there’s still so much left to talk about regarding the 2011 season. Several events left to review and some outstanding performances to look at. And I’m going to try to get to as much as I can before the clock turns to 2012. One thing that I don’t want to overlook is what I’m going to call my heroes of 2011 – a group of athletes that in my opinion were tremendous competitors in 2011 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...

2011 In Review – Men’s 100 Meters

Oct 18th, 2011
11:31 am PST

With the general rankings out of the way, it’s time to start taking a look at individual events. So twixt now and the end of the year, I will look back on several events in between other news and events that come up. I will start with the men’s 100 meters which always lends itself to questions/controversy Read More...