Interest in this Friday’s Standard Charter Dubai Marathon continues to mount, though it has little to do with competition. Instead, the focus is almost entirely centered on… Read more “THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROMOTING AND DIRECTING”
Last night’s Standard Charter Dubai Marathon showed in microcosm all the strengths as well as all the weaknesses confronting foot racing as public spectacle. From a purely… Read more “THE NEED FOR WHITE HATS V. BLACK HATS”
The self-inflicted wounds suffered by the sport of athletics in 2015 fit neatly into a world at-large now forced to come to terms with an apocalyptic nihilism that doesn’t share the basic assumptions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It was one of the defining races of the original running boom era, a veritable Who’s Who of the sport coming together for a competition that came… Read more “MIDLAND RUN 1980 – WHERE HAVE ALL THE RACERS GONE?”
The field lists for the winter and spring racing seasons are flooding out now as the sport begins to emerge from its turn-of-the-year hibernation. The Dubai Marathon goes… Read more “RACING WITH THE STARS?”
It is a spectacle beyond wonder, and an all but incomprehensible effort to stage, primarily for the host city and its organizing committee. But so, too, for… Read more “DRINKING THE OLYMPIC KOOL-AID”
The following is a response to my last post TRACK ATHLETES IN SEARCH OF ALAN LADD which outlined the political wranglings at last weekend’s Aviva London Grand… Read more “BOB BRIGHT: AFTER 25 YEARS NOTHING HAS CHANGED”