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

Must See London Events

Jul 31st, 2012
5:06 pm PDT

The Games are well under way, and I'm bored out of my mind! With the time difference between here (West Coast) and London, there is nothing going on after early afternoon West Coast time. Plenty of time to review the day's activities and get ready for action on "the big screen". Except that in spite of having a full day to prepare, the Prime Time package that's been put together by NBC so far has been less than inspiring Read More...

London 2012 Has Arrived – The Athletes Games

Jul 30th, 2012
9:57 am PDT

The Games of the Thirtieth Olympiad have arrived and something tells me that this is going to be the athlete's Olympics when all is said and done. Not that the British and the city of London haven't already had their moment in the sun. As the opening ceremony was, well very British. British literature, British music, British history, British stars, and very well done Read More...

News Ahead of the Start of the Games

Jul 26th, 2012
2:26 pm PDT

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...

Pre Games Thoughts – The Sprints

Jul 23rd, 2012
9:34 am PDT

My predictions are out there, and I knew that there would be some disagreement. But then a wise man once said, "if everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking". So for those not understanding why we're not thinking the same thing, I thought I would give a little insight into how I came to my conclusions Read More...

Will the Men’s 100 Live Up to the Hype?

Jul 22nd, 2012
9:07 am PDT

The men's 100 meters. Perhaps THE marquee event of the Olympic Games. Most of the world will remember who won the 100 long after the Games are over. Jesse Owens, Jim Hines, Hasely Crawford, Valery Borzov, Carl Lewis, Donovan Bailey, Linford Christie, Maurice Greene. Names that resonate still long after retirement, because they won 100 meter gold at the Olympics Read More...

Olympic Predictions – London 2012

Jul 21st, 2012
11:29 am PDT

OK, it’s time to do this. I’ve procrastinated long enough. I kept hoping that the “next meet” would clear things up, but even Monaco yesterday just made things harder. As a matter of fact you will see some changes even from my US medal hopes of a couple of days ago – things are that fluid in my opinion Read More...

Sanya Richards-Ross and the Money Tweets

Jul 20th, 2012
8:24 pm PDT

Now to paraphrase Mrs. Ross, she wants the athletes to get paid much more than they are currently earning. She would love to have sponsorship opportunities such as using your uniforms/warm ups, a la NASCAR. And she would like to get paid for her Olympic participation. Before I give my personal opinion on the matter, I have to say that the reason I feel the need to respond is that she was taking a lot of flack from her followers for her opinions on the subject Read More...

American Medal Hopes

Jul 19th, 2012
10:11 am PDT

Ok, it's time to climb out on that limb and stick my neck out. I'm sure by the time I'm done there will be several whacks taken at it. So I’m going out gingerly by starting with my list of American athletes that I think have medal potential. I'm sure the first comment will be that we will never win thirty eight medals! And I agree, all of those names will not translate into medals Read More...

Pre Games Prediction Thoughts

Jul 18th, 2012
7:35 am PDT

The Games are almost here, and I'm still shaky on most of the events with literally days left in the count down. I'm going to be watching every little meet that comes along for clues, but then along comes a meet like Luzern today that makes me pause yet again. The only thing that I'm certain of today is that these Games are going to be rather unpredictable 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...