Monthly Archives: August 2011

SIX, NO, SEVEN OF THE BEST

With Kenyan women taking all six medals, albeit in their speciality events, the marathon and the 10,000 metres, on the first day of the World Championships in Daegu, their acceleration into the same stratosphere as their men is complete. It is not beyond the realms of possibility for them to add one or more medals […]






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JOHN J KELLEY – LETTER TO A RIVAL

Another great marathoner came to the end of the longest road on Sunday. Boston Marathon winner, and eight-time US champion, John ‘Kelley the Younger’ (to distinguish him from John A Kelley, a twice Boston winner previously) died at the age of 80 from complications linked to a melanoma.   I never met either Kelley, but […]






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LONDON’S BURNING

When hundreds if not thousands of demonstrators were killed by the police, army and paramilitaries in the run-up to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, the students, who were the principal victims could at least claim that they had a justified, even a noble cause, ie demanding to know why a country mired in poverty, […]






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