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

Drizzle Fizzle and Sizzle in Zurich

Aug 30th, 2012
9:21 pm PDT

Zurich has traditionally been one of my favorite meets over the years. Mostly because, even before there was a Diamond League (or Golden League) Zurich has always attracted the world's top sprinters - and this year was no exception. Don't get me wrong, Zurich is annually one of the world's best meets overall with high level fields in all of their events, but the sprints have always been special in Zurich Read More...

Diamond League Ready to Wind Down

Aug 29th, 2012
8:01 pm PDT

The year’s big event is over, and now the season's big series is about to wind down. The Diamond League v blouses tomorrow and next week with meets in Zurich and Brussels. In the chase for Diamond League points and bonus money, these two competitions will offer some of the last opportunities to see big names and big match ups for the season - and Zurich has some good ones Read More...

Aries Merritt Back on Track in Birmingham

Aug 27th, 2012
1:08 pm PDT

The double meet weekend that started Thursday in Lausanne, ended early today in Birmingham - and just as it was in Lausanne, speed was on display in Britain. In a meet with several Olympians in attendance the highlight of the day was turned in by Aries Merritt who is on an unbelievable streak of hurdling consistency Read More...

Blake Jumps Starts the Weekend in Lausanne

Aug 23rd, 2012
9:17 pm PDT

Well, I said the Lausanne start list had an Olympic feel to it and several athletes showed that they were still in Olympic form. In a meet with several Olympic caliber performances the best was turned in by Yohan Blake (JAM) who nailed the start and never looked back in the 100 meters, stopping the clock at 9 Read More...

Lausanne & Birmingham Lead Big Weekend

Aug 22nd, 2012
4:43 pm PDT

If you’re like me, you got spoiled during the Olympics with high level track and field every day for over a week. Things settled down quite a bit last week in Stockholm as many of London’s stars took time out to catch their breath and rest a bit. Well, they didn’t get paid in London, as many of the athletes pointed out, so it’s back to the Circuit to collect checks Read More...

The Middle Distances Post London

Aug 20th, 2012
4:16 pm PDT

I'm going to talk about the relays and hurdles, which are speed related, but I want to skip over to the middle distances because it's become one of the most exciting areas of the sport. Heading into London, I think most people assumed that the 800 & 1500 were the exclusive property of Kenya, who annually dominates the yearly lists - though personally I had some reservations about said dominance Read More...

The Sprints Post London

Aug 18th, 2012
11:28 am PDT

The first Post London weekend is here and I finally have a minute to just sit and think track. Since many of the biggest moments at the Games revolved around the sprints, seems like a good talking point today. It's what's on most people's minds anyway: Bolt, the Jamaicans, the relay records. So, what did we learn in London, and where are the sprints headed from here? First of all there is no doubt that right now two nations define the sprints: the United States and Jamaica Read More...

Stockholm Begins Post Olympic Season

Aug 17th, 2012
5:46 pm PDT

The post Olympics season began today in Stockholm and I proved to myself just how big a track junkie I am as I watched the meet on my cellphone as I drove around taking care of business today - such is the life of a track nerd! Unless the first meet after a major is Zurich, that first one is usually a bit “down” compared to the Games - and Stockholm fit that description Read More...

Best Ever Women’s 4×4 Splits

Aug 15th, 2012
4:41 pm PDT

Trying to get caught up with the Games just closing, so have been extremely busy. Still a lot more to address - I think I will take a closer look at either the sprints or middle distances next. To add to it all the next Diamond League meet is up in a day and a half in Stockholm! Wow. Before I get more in depth with the sprints, I did want to take a look at women’s 4x4 splits Read More...

London Olympics – General Wrap Up

Aug 13th, 2012
4:23 pm PDT

They're not finished with the closing ceremonies yet, and they won't be shown here on the West Coast for several hours, but I'm already looking back on these Games. So much happened in what was a great meet. I want to take a look at several specific topics individually, but today just look back in general at the last week of competition Read More...