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

June 27, 2016 | | 5 Comments

Photo: Randy Miyazaki / TrackandFieldPhoto.com

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 | | 30 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