Monthly Archives: August 2008

CLASS, AND HOW TO ACQUIRE IT

It’s been gratifying to get a bit of support for my views on the way Tirunesh runs her races. These folks at least seem to have read and understood the broader implications of my critique. To them and, of course to my detractors, I offer a story from a bygone age, the better to illustrate […]






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OLYMPIC RETROSPECTIVE 2

Hassiba Boulmerka was as pugnacious an interviewee as she was a competitor, as I discovered when I went to Algeria in late 1991, to interview her following her victory in the IAAF World Championships earlier that year. Her victory in the Olympic Games in Barcelona six months later made an even bigger impact. This was […]






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