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AboutBen Enowitz, Author at Daily Relay

Ben Enowitz

Ben Enowitz

Ben Enowitz is a contributing writer for the Daily Relay. Follow him on Twitter, @EnowitzCalc

Posts By Ben Enowitz

From the Stands: Beijing World Championships

September 4, 2015 |

Although it was work that brought me to Beijing, I still found a way to experience the World Championships, both from inside and outside the Bird’s Nest. I was not able to attend most of the sessions, but the full-access … Read More

Predicting the NCAA Men’s Mile

March 13, 2015 |

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“Numbers can ruin a good story.” –Fred Wilson

     Most of the stories going into this weekend’s NCAA indoor mile national championship race have highlighted the matchup between Edward Cheserek and Cristian … Read More

The Madness of the NCAA Mile

March 14, 2014 | | 2 Comments

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” —Sir Isaac Newton

After Isaac Newton lost a fortune in the South Sea Bubble in the early 1700s, he said, “I can calculate the … Read More

The Mount Rushmore Milers

February 18, 2014 | | 2 Comments

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“The mile has a classic symmetry. It’s a play in four acts…” – John Landy


With the retirement of Alan Webb, it seems appropriate to reflect on the great milers in U.S. history. While … Read More

Gender Gaps in World Championships

August 27, 2013 | | One Comment

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Why have Kenyan males outperformed their female counterparts at the World Championships whereas Ethiopian females have performed at a relatively similar level to that of Ethiopian males?

There have been fourteen World Championships in … Read More

The PED Question: Not So Simple

June 17, 2013 | | 2 Comments

There are a lot of reasons to be against performance enhancing drugs (“PEDs”). Imagine standing on the podium at the Olympics, listening to another competitor’s national anthem only to find out he had just finished a doping program. Maybe they … Read More

What does Mo Farah have in common with Larry Page?

June 12, 2013 | | 5 Comments

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It’s the Olympic 5,000m final. Every runner and coach has spent the last couple years planning out how the race will unfold and how their dreams of Olympic gold could be realized. Dreams of … Read More