Category: Archive

HARDBALL

April 14th, 2017 by

  I went to an IAAF press conference yesterday, for the first time in a long time. How things change! IAAF press conferences were always pretty lively affairs, due entirely to the tough questions thrown by the likes of me and the other Fleet Street ferrets (as Sports Illustrated alumnus Kenny Moore used to call […]


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GIVE US THE STORY!

April 2nd, 2017 by

It is a measure of how much long distance running has jogged its way into public consciousness over recent decades that the BBC Radio 4 national news on Saturday morning culminated – admittedly in a spot reserved for amusing items – with news that the organisers of the south coast of England race, the Brighton […]


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ED WHITLOCK RIP

March 13th, 2017 by

  Despite his advanced years – he was 86 exactly one week ago – the increasing numbers of people, doubtless running into millions who have got to know Ed Whitlock through his extraordinary feats over the last decade will be shocked and saddened by news of his death, from prostate cancer, which was announced by […]


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MÉS QUE UN CLUB

March 9th, 2017 by

  I trust dear readers that you will forgive this segway into the universal game of football; but having witnessed at second hand, ie via the recent invention of television, the 6-1 demolition of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) by FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions’ League, formerly the European Cup, I have to […]


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THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME?

February 14th, 2017 by

  When the Ancient Greeks, who invented the Olympic Games as an afterthought to laying the ground rules of Drama, Philosophy, Ethics, Medicine, Astronomy, et al, wanted to venture a bit of soothsaying as well, they would despatch a slave to Delphi to consult the Oracle. We slaves to track and field athletics have a […]


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AFTER THE FALL

February 2nd, 2017 by

Kenenisa Bekele went to the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, on January 20, as the strongest possible favourite to win. He was so confident of his superlative form that he even predicted a world record, which was hardly outrageous, since he had come within six seconds of Dennis Kimetto’s 2.02.57 when winning in Berlin just over […]


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