Tag Archives: 800m

(Mis-) Understanding the 800m

Image: onejourneytothenext.blogspot.com I never know quite what to make of Fittish, a mostly running-related blog associated with the edgy sports website Deadspin. On the one hand, it’s exciting to see anyone writing humorous, irreverent, and oh-so-hip articles about our dear … Continue reading

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Jeremy Wariner and the 800m

From 2004 to 2007, Jeremy Wariner was da bomb.

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This Day in History: Wilson Kipketer Shatters 800m WR

Before there was David Rudisha, there was Wilson Kipketer. On August 13, 1997 – seventeen years ago today — Kipketer lined up for the 800m at the Zurich Weltklasse meet fully intending to break the world record of 1:41.73 that … Continue reading

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