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

Who Will Emerge in 2012 – Women

Dec 28th, 2011
12:10 pm PST

Now that we’ve taken a look at the men, it’s time to do the same with the women, because there will certainly be those women that step out of the shadows to make headlines. After getting drubbed by the Eastern Bloc sprinters in ’76, Evelyn Ashford became Kryptonite to the Iron Curtain Superwomen demolishing them at the ’79 World Cup before making headlines at the ’84 Los Angeles Games Read More...

Who Will Emerge in 2012 – Men

Dec 26th, 2011
5:25 pm PST

Christmas is behind us and that means the new year, and the 2012 Olympic season, is only a week away. If there is one thing that is certain about an Olympic year, it’s that there will be athletes that step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The ’76 Games in Montreal gave us Edwin Moses. The ’92 Games of Barcelona brought us Quincy Watts and Kevin Young Read More...

Looking Forward to London

Dec 24th, 2011
9:31 am PST

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...

Lee Evans to Have Brain Surgery

Dec 22nd, 2011
4:15 pm PST

Scanning the internet I just came across the news that Olympic gold medalist Lee Evans is set to undergo surgery on a tumor in the pituitary gland area of his brain. While it doesn’t seem to be getting much play this is big news for the world of track and field – at least for those of us old enough to remember cinder tracks and hand timing Read More...

Rupp Enters U.S. Marathon Trials

Dec 19th, 2011
10:57 am PST

The calendar has yet to turn to 2012, but already we have news that may shape the U.S. Olympic team for London, as Galen Rupp was a last minute entry into the marathon trials scheduled for January 14thin Houston, Texas. Interestingly enough Rupp will be running his first ever marathon at the Trials Read More...

Very, Very Early London Favorites

Dec 18th, 2011
11:14 am PST

Christmas is less than a week away, and we’re within counting distance of the dropping of the ball in Times Square and the start of the New Year. So it must be time to start talking about the Olympics! Olympic talk will dominate the world of track and field in 2012 – it always does in an Olympic year Read More...

Dear Track Santa – 2011

Dec 15th, 2011
11:47 am PST

It’s that time of year to put in my request to good old Track Santa for my track and field gifts for 2012. The 2011 season was pretty good overall, but one can always wish for more! So here’s my letter and list for Track Santa (I hope I get everything)! Dear Track Santa, I’ve been really good this year Read More...

Twelve Days of Track Christmas

Dec 13th, 2011
12:22 pm PST

It’s the holiday season, and exactly twelve days before Christmas. So in the spirit of the season, I thought I would retool the Twelve Days of Christmas to fit my favorite sport. This should be sung to the tune of the original. So a quick departure from the serious before closing out the year, my twelve days of track Christmas Read More...

Exciting and Disappointing Moments in 2011

Dec 11th, 2011
4:27 pm PST

As I continue to look back on the 2011 season, there were several moments that were both exciting and disappointing. That’s one of the wonderful things about this sport – one moment it can give you chills, the next leave you disappointed. So I decided to sit down and come up with 10 things that did both for me this year Read More...

The Best Performers of 2011

Dec 9th, 2011
6:03 pm PST

December is already a third gone – not much time left in this year. As a matter of fact the indoor season is already getting started! My how time flies when you’re having fun! So before the month gets away, and Baby New Year shows up, I want to give out some kudos to athletes that I feel really got the job done in 2011 Read More...