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

Will the Diamond League Improve the Sport ?

Nov 23rd, 2009
5:14 pm PST

For twelve years The Golden League was the premier competition series in the sport. Run exclusively in Europe during the heart of the "Circuit", the six/seven meet series allowed a select group of athletes the opportunity to win all, or a share of a $1 million jackpot. Select meaning that only a handful of events qualified for jackpot competition each season Read More...

Will Improvements in Middle and Long Distance Net More US Medals?…

Nov 15th, 2009
5:03 pm PST

Cross country season is always a good time to take a look at distance running. Especially this fall as for the first time in many years we're coming off a track season where we saw substantial improvement among our middle and long distance runners. 2009 saw a resurgence in our middle distance women and our distance running men such as we've not seen in a very long time Read More...

Track and Field’s Heroes

Nov 11th, 2009
7:50 am PST

As we take time out to celebrate America's war heroes on Veterans Day, I thought it might also be appropriate to celebrate our Track and Field Heroes. After all, just as our veterans went in to battle to preserve the freedom of our nation, there have been many heroes in our sport that have paved the way and set standards for today's athletes to follow Read More...

Shawn Crawford to John Smith!

Nov 2nd, 2009
6:40 pm PST

Shawn Crawford reported to camp today and began workouts with John Smith is the word I've gotten this afternoon. Potentially filling that void in Smith's camp left by the retirement of Maurice Greene in 2006.Crawford brings an already impressive resume to practice. Bests of 9.88 and 19.79. Olympic gold medalist in 2004, he's also scored silver in the event in 2008, and bronze in 2001 Read More...