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London Postcards: Scenes from the 16th IAAF World Championships

Final leg of the men’s 4×100 relay Has it been five years already since the Olympics returned to London? In the wider world, a lot has changed for Great Britain and for the rest of us since 2012, but it … Continue reading

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Field Guide to North American Tracks: Bob Heath Track, Lyndonville Vermont

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Slowing down faster

  A couple of days ago, I observed a milestone that I had been dreading for a while: I turned 59 ½.

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An Unremarkable Summer Evening

The Harvard outdoor track at twilight Is it a trick of memory, or was there a time when I wasn’t so dull and listless in the afternoons? I feel sure that when I was younger I had the vigor to … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Hills – Part 2 of 3

  “Ragnar was a king and hero of early 9th century Scandinavia. He was a conqueror, a wild man, a leader, fearless and free-spirited. *   * Actual history may vary from our romanticized version.” – Excerpt from the Ragnar … Continue reading

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No Apology Necessary

News item: (Lancaster News) sports columnist Mike Gross issues apology in the wake of the passionate outrage sparked by his track and field column…” – LancasterOnline “The past few years, I have volunteered to be a part of LNP’s coverage of … Continue reading

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Words to Run By

    Even as the constant cheers from a million spectators fill their ears and urge their tired bodies up and over the hills, runners in today’s marathon will be attending to other voices — the quiet but urgent voices … Continue reading

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