Category Archives: Olympics

Belated Gratitude for the US Olympic Marathon Trials

Molly Seidel and Aliphine Tuliamuk in the final miles of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, February 29, 2020.

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A Long Walk into History

Walkers in the early stages of the 50K event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Even as I write these words from Boston, home to world’s most storied footrace, across the Atlantic Ocean the IAAF is meeting in London … Continue reading

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Miruts Yifter’s Legacy

  It was a pivotal moment in the history of distance running, and I missed it.

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Compassion and Sportsmanship

“It’s the first race that I’ve ever really had where I crossed the finish line and thought there wasn’t even another second that I could have made up at any point in that race… If you can say that honestly … Continue reading

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Rio 2016: Field Notes

“Field is 50 percent of the name and 43 percent of the events. And for it to be ignored and belittled the way it has been at the network of the Olympics for the United States through 2032, is a … Continue reading

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Rio 2016: American Distance Revival

  “Are you f***ing kidding me?!!”                                           – Matt Centrowitz Sr.

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Rio 2016: Do-Over

Image credit: Runners World “That’s strange,” I thought to myself while browsing the IAAF web site late Thursday morning to catch up on the most recent Olympic Track and Field results, “where is the United States?” I checked to make … Continue reading

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