Category: Debate

CLASS, AND HOW TO ACQUIRE IT

August 28th, 2008 by

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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BROWN ENVELOPES?

May 19th, 2008 by

ATHLETICS KENYA – TAKE TWO! Back in the bad old days of amateur athletics, when the federation was God, and even a penny earned for your exploits could get you banned as a ‘pro,’ there was a time-honoured device known as the ‘brown envelope behind the beer tent’. This was the jokey reference to being […]


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