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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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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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January 23rd, 2017 by

  Did he fall, or was he pushed? The answer to both of those questions is an unequivocal yes. But the corollary to the second question, was it deliberate? leads us dangerously close to the field of conspiracy theory. I am of course talking about the fall of Kenenisa Bekele at the start of the […]

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January 12th, 2017 by

  (this is Part Two of a lengthy feature on the British-born Canadian phenomenon, Ed Whitlock If you have not read the first part, please go to: A year or two prior to the turn of the millennium, Ed Whitlock started seriously considering that he could be the first person over 70 (in his case […]

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January 1st, 2017 by

  Ed Whitlock ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon two months ago in three hours, fifty six minutes and thirty three seconds. So far, so fun-run. Except for the fact that Ed Whitlock is 85 years old; and he broke the previous record for an 85 year old marathoner by 38 minutes, an improvement of close […]

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May 2nd, 2014 by

Sixty years ago on Tuesday, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four minute Mile in history. In the following three months, Bannister, now Sir Roger won two other internationally significant races, the Empire Games One Mile, and the European Championships 1500 metres. Of those three events, the sub-four Mile was by far the least important. Yet […]

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