Early on Vienna’s Prater Park looked like a scene out of the Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary, light fog clinging to the trees half expecting a skirmish… Read more “1:59 VIENNA REDUX”
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Eliud Kipchoge’s INEOS 1:59 Challenge
Here we go – again. But this time it’s different. This time it’s not only not improbable, it’s likely. 2:00:25 in Monza, Italy in May 2017 tells… Read more “Eliud Kipchoge’s INEOS 1:59 Challenge”
CHICAGO 2018: TOO MANY CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT
Though it was a Frenchman, Michel Bréal, who first suggested that a distance race be held in the 1896 Olympic Games and be called the Marathon, it… Read more “CHICAGO 2018: TOO MANY CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT”
“IT’S GOTTA BE DA SHOES”
In his classic Nike ads from a generation ago, Spike Lee (as Mars Blackmon) asked Michael Jordan what made him the best basketball player in the universe. Was… Read more ““IT’S GOTTA BE DA SHOES””
LONDON 2018: PACING OR RACING?
Watching the races in London last Sunday I couldn’t help contrast forms, because in the marathon more so than the track (until you get to the kick… Read more “LONDON 2018: PACING OR RACING?”
MARATHONING 2017 – BY THE #s
When the calendar flips, I always like to do a deeper dive into the past year in marathon running, just to see what the numbers might suggest.… Read more “MARATHONING 2017 – BY THE #s”
LEAD PACK: FINDING THE CATBIRD SEAT
Do top marathoners ever watch tape on their opponents? You know, like American football teams do, studying film from one game to prep for the next? They… Read more “LEAD PACK: FINDING THE CATBIRD SEAT”
BERLIN 2017: IS PAST STILL PROLOGUE?
In the past, it was the pure strength men, or those who couldn’t quite finish fast enough on the Olympic track to earn medals, who sought solace… Read more “BERLIN 2017: IS PAST STILL PROLOGUE?”
KIPCHOGE TO ATTEMPT OFFICIAL WORLD MARATHON RECORD IN BERLIN 2017
To nobody’s surprise Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge will make a world record attempt this September 24th at the BMW Berlin Marathon, site of the last six men’s marathon… Read more “KIPCHOGE TO ATTEMPT OFFICIAL WORLD MARATHON RECORD IN BERLIN 2017”
WHERE TO NOW?
IAAF president Sebastian Coe is said to be seriously considering a proposal outlined at a recent European Athletics Council meeting which would erase all track & field records… Read more “WHERE TO NOW?”