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

London Olympics – THAT Was Exciting !

Aug 7th, 2012
3:49 pm PDT

OK, my feed was working all day, and it was a great day to watch live track and field at the Olympics. I’m a day behind, but so much happened not enough time or room to catch up on everything. I will say an outstanding win in the pole vault for Jenn Suhr (USA). Primarily because Yelena Isinbayeva was in the field and finished with the bronze Read More...

Robles and Merritt Open Fast

May 2nd, 2012
9:39 am PDT

The "relay" season is over which means that the pattern of meets is about to change, as we move from domestic competitions to IAAF sanctioned international meets with the Diamond League at the core. So  instead of weekend meets running two or three days long we now move to single day competitions sometimes on the weekend, sometimes running mid week Read More...

2012 Outdoor Preview – Hurdles

Mar 28th, 2012
3:37 pm PDT

  If you like speed and competition then you must like the hurdles. Unlike the pure sprinters, who seem to avoid each other as much as possible until forced to toe the line for championships, the hurdlers compete often and face each other with regularity. The sprinters tend to get more publicity but of the four hurdle events three of them have legitimate shots at having WR’s broken – two by more than one individual Read More...

Memories of the Games – The 110 Hurdles

Mar 1st, 2012
5:32 pm PDT

We’ve got a bit of breathing room until the NCAA and World Indoor Championships get rolling next weekend, so I thought I would take another trip down memory lane to past Olympic Games. Looking over at my current poll where the men’s 110 hurdles is clearly winning as the WR most likely to fall this year, made me realize that the hurdles just may have been the most consistently exciting event of the auto timing era Read More...

What Role Will Injury Play in the London Sprints?

Feb 14th, 2012
6:08 pm PDT

I ask that question because with approximately six months until London, we are already talking about injuries and/or potential injuries to top level athletes – most notably Usain Bolt’s visit to a German doctor. Coming on the heels of Bolt ending his 2011 season on an injury note, this could become a significant story line as we get closer to the Games Read More...

Potential 2012 Match Ups to Watch For

Jan 3rd, 2012
5:33 pm PDT

Things should start heating up pretty quickly now. The U.S. Marathon Trials are in less than two weeks, and the indoor season will be going strong by the end of the month. So we’ll be full gear into the buildup for London in just a few weeks. Of course one of the big questions in any Olympic year is: who will the major players Read More...

2011 in Review – Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles

Nov 7th, 2011
5:35 pm PDT

This was supposed to be one of those “super events” with the three fastest men in history going head to head for hurdle supremacy in 2011. And for a quick minute it seemed like that was going to be the case – but at the end of the day things weren‘t quite what we had anticipated. David Oliver (USA) started things off hot once again running a WL 13 Read More...

Zurich – Speed Upstarts Rule

Sep 9th, 2011
4:58 am PDT

One of the recurring themes of the recently completed World Championships was that of up and coming athletes breaking through to the big time. While it was clear in Zurich that it’s time for the season to end as many athletes are now weary, several of the upstarts in Daegu are clearly out to prove that their performances in Daegu were no flukes Read More...