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

London 2012 – Track and Field is Here

Aug 2nd, 2012
1:19 pm PDT

Finally, the wait is over, track and field starts tomorrow - or later today depending on your point of view. Either way, things get crackin in a big way as some of the biggest names in the sport take center stage during this opening weekend. Take a look at this weekend's line up of finals:   Friday, finals in the men's shot and women's 10,000 Saturday, finals in the 20k race walk, women's discus, heptathlon, men's long jump, men's 10,000, and women's 100 Sunday, finals in women's triple jump, men's hammer, women's 400, men's steeple, and men's 100 We’re talking Jeter, Felix, Gay, Gatlin, Bolt, Blake, Campbell Brown, Fraser Pryce and that’s just in the 100 meters! I’m trying to get a fix on the weather, because it will have affect the competition Read More...

London – Injuries, Upsets, Questions

Jul 15th, 2012
10:18 am PDT

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...

Looking Forward to London

Dec 24th, 2011
9:31 am PDT

It’s Christmas Eve, which means we’re just a week away from the year 2012 – the year the ancient Mayans predicted the world would end. Of course we track fans know that the real excitement won’t be watching the world crumble around us, but watching the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London! So, as I prepare for the excitement of Christmas morning, I’m also starting to to look forward to the London Olympics Read More...

Is London 2017 a Game Changer?

Nov 15th, 2011
4:48 pm PDT

This week the IAAF announcedthat London will be host to the 2017 edition of the World Track and Field Championships. Interestingly enough, they will follow Beijing who will host in 2015, just as they follow Beijing as host of the Olympic Games (2008). So the question I’m asking myself today is: does this change the dynamics of bidding to host the World Championships? Or phrased another way, will we see more pairings of the Games’ host following up by playing host to the World Championships – a “legacy” to further the use of stadia built in the construction of the Olympic facilities? I actually rather like the idea, if that indeed is a “trend” going forward Read More...

Bolt Wants Four London Golds – But are Any Certain?…

Nov 14th, 2011
10:17 am PDT

Usain Bolt stated recentlythat he now wants to add the 4x4 relay to his repertoire in an attempt to go for four gold medals at the London Olympic Games. The last time we saw a four medal haul at the Olympic Games was by Carl Lewis in 1984 – before that it was Jesse Owens in 1936. So it is indeed a very rare occurrence – one that requires both dominance over one’s opponents as well as a bit of luck and good fortune Read More...