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Chaos Reigned: An Oral History of the 2008 800m Olympic Trials Final

June 27, 2016 | | 5 Comments

Photo: Randy Miyazaki /

As the noise descended from the bleachers at Hayward Field and penetrated underneath the west grandstand, Tom Pappas abandoned his warm-up. Pappas was minutes away from the last event of the decathlon at … Read More

The Wind Read Zero: An oral history of Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 100-meter world record

March 24, 2014 | | 35 Comments

Photo Courtesy of The Indianapolis Star

A track and field record book is supposed to simple–a straightforward metric of greatness. Time and distance neatly sorted and printed on meet programs and affixed to the bottom corner of television … Read More

Bolt From the Heavens for Photographer

August 12, 2013 | | 4 Comments

Sunday at the World Championships started off for Olivier Morin like a day at any other world class track and field event. The photographer, who’s been shooting professionally with AFP for the past 24 years, took his customary spot in the first … Read More

10 important tips for running a Beer Mile (from World Record holder Josh Harris)

May 23, 2013 | | 7 Comments

Welcome back to the mixed zone. Today we have a treat. Many people reading this have participated in a Beer Mile. Some have not. If you haven’t (or even if you have), I highly suggest reading Josh’s tips below. I … Read More