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

It’s July Where Are We?

Jul 2nd, 2013
5:24 pm PDT

This has been a very interesting year so far. Lots of transition going on throughout the sport. Rising athletes. Injured athletes. Athletes returning from injury. More transition than usual in the year following the Games it seems. Then of course there are the usual off the track issues such as drugs, which never seem to go away Read More...

Aries Merritt Near Flawless in 12.80!

Sep 7th, 2012
4:21 pm PDT

Perfection. That’s what I thought of when I would watch Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah run the hurdles. Solid out of the blocks. Nerves of steel. barely gliding over the tops of the hurdles. Winning comfortably against the best competition the world had to offer. Back in the day that was Greg Foster, and Skeets was good enough that in his final WR run of 12 Read More...

Brussels Has Some Good Match Ups

Sep 5th, 2012
12:19 pm PDT

The second half of the Diamond League final in Brussels offers the best opportunity to see some final match ups before the season comes to an end. As I look at the provisional start lists there should be some exciting head to heads. Let's start with the men's 200 where we get a final look at Yohan Blake - on the track where he dropped his 19 Read More...

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...

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...

Doha Should Start the DL Off With a Bang

May 9th, 2012
5:00 pm PDT

Kingston was pretty hot, and over the last few weeks we've had bits and pieces of high quality action in various meets - like Mt SAC, Penn, and Drake. But now we get to finally get the start of the Diamond League on Friday, and looking at the provisional start lists Doha is going to crank things up a couple notches! With the relay season history, the Diamond League is the next "phase" of competition on the road to London - and with Doha sporting some of the best fields I've seen outside of the DL "finals" it looks like the Diamond League may finally begin to deliver on its promise of great match ups Read More...

Is There a Benefit to the U.S. being in the Diamond League?…

Nov 21st, 2011
4:18 pm PST

I ask this question because last week the Diamond League schedule was released and once again it looks like the New York and Eugene meets received less than preferential treatment. First let’s look at the scheduling aspect. The Prefontaine Classic (Eugene) is scheduled for June 2nd – two days after the Rome meet on May 31st Read More...