Ten years ago today, the late Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya outdueled Ethiopia’s Tsegay Kebede to win the Chicago Marathon and the $500,000 bonus as the World Marathon… Read more “MAKING IT MEMORABLE”
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REMEMBERING SAMMY WANJIRU
I was headed to bed last night when I came across Professor Sean Hartnett’s Facebook tribute to the great Kenyan marathon runner Sammy Wanjiru, who passed on this May 15th… Read more “REMEMBERING SAMMY WANJIRU”
LEADING FROM BEHIND – THE 2019 LOS ANGELES MARATHON MEN’S RACE
As the 2020 City of Los Angeles Marathon looms this weekend celebrating its 35th anniversary, I thought I’d set the stage with a look back at the… Read more “LEADING FROM BEHIND – THE 2019 LOS ANGELES MARATHON MEN’S RACE”
THE TWENTY TEENS – THE DECADE’S TOP POSTS
As the Twenty Teens come to their conclusion, we join others in looking back at the decade now passing. Below is the list of top posts on… Read more “THE TWENTY TEENS – THE DECADE’S TOP POSTS”
PINKOWSKI ON KIPCHOGE & 1:59
Not too snappy a game in Chicago last night as the NFL’s “nobody-plays-preseason-games-anymore-and-it-shows” 100th season kicked off with a 10-3 snoozer between the league’s oldest rivals, Da… Read more “PINKOWSKI ON KIPCHOGE & 1:59”
LEADING FROM BEHIND?
During his second term in office, President Barack Obama was vilified for his policy of “leading from behind” in Libya. Whether such a strategy is viable in… Read more “LEADING FROM BEHIND?”
NEVER MIND THE MATCH RACE
Well, so much for sticking my head inside the lion’s mouth outside the Chicago Art Museum. I’m getting hammered pretty badly across different fora and websites for… Read more “NEVER MIND THE MATCH RACE”
MONEYBALL FOR THE MARATHON?
Lahaina, Maui – In 2003, Michael Lewis published Moneyball, his book outlining how the Oakland Athletics baseball team implemented a more efficient and cost-effective way to evaluate players… Read more “MONEYBALL FOR THE MARATHON?”
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”