It is perhaps the most Sisyphean of athletics’ challenges, the movement to truly modernize the sport of athletics (track & field). Over the years, the boulder of… Read more “ATHLETICS’ SISYPHEAN TASK”
Tag: IAAF Diamond League
CAN RUNNING PULL ITSELF BACK FROM THE BRINK?
With a Warrior Games like course that has jaws dropped throughout the Twitter-sphere, there’s a real excitement for Saturday’s IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.… Read more “CAN RUNNING PULL ITSELF BACK FROM THE BRINK?”
5000 METERS IN MEDIAS RES
“In medias res”, meaning “into the middle of things”, refers to works that open in the middle of the plot rather than with background or other exposition,… Read more “5000 METERS IN MEDIAS RES”
NOW THEY’RE THERE
No matter how you look at the results from today’s Weltklasse Diamond League meet in Zurich — to me it seemed a little down after the highs… Read more “NOW THEY’RE THERE”
BACK TO PACING AS USUAL
Running fast behind pacers is a thoughtless act. You know what’s coming — in fact, it’s been negotiated — and you can either do it or you… Read more “BACK TO PACING AS USUAL”
CAN ATHLETICS BE MARKETED TO MATTER ANYMORE?
Sport is life’s most concentrated metaphor, showcasing the arc of human emotions in real time before an attentive audience in a well-lit arena. Thus, do we see… Read more “CAN ATHLETICS BE MARKETED TO MATTER ANYMORE?”
THE DRIP, DRIP, DRIP OF SCANDAL
So on the same day that WADA unanimously declares Kenya non-compliant with its anti-doping code, thereby threatening the East African running juggernaut with exclusion from this summer’s… Read more “THE DRIP, DRIP, DRIP OF SCANDAL”
Our friends at Letsrun.com wrote a preview of this weekend’s 2nd IAAF Continental Cup from Marrakech, Morocco comparing it favorably to the recently completed IAAF Diamond… Read more “MONEY VALIDATES”