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Letter from the Editor, July 2016

Letter from the Editor, July 2016
Letter from the Editor, July 2016 Hello readers, hope you’re enjoying your summer full of track and field and hopefully some vacationing and relaxing. This month’s issue has some sadness in it, as two of my former athletes – Johnny Dutch and Keni Harrison – both fell short of their dream of qualifying for the...

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Heartbreak Blues

Heartbreak Blues
Heartbreak Blues Heading into the USA Olympic Trials, no one seemed to be more of a lock to make the team than Keni Harrison in the women's 100 meter hurdles. Heading into the meet, Harrison had run the four fastest times in the world this year, including an American record 12.24 at the Prefontaine classic...

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Off the Last Hurdle

Off the Last Hurdle
Off the Last Hurdle An alternate title for this article could be Heartbreak Blues Part II, as another former athlete of mine, Johnny Dutch, clipped the last hurdle on his way to what otherwise would've been an Olympic berth in the men's 400 meter hurdles. But more on that later. Ironically, I was planning to...

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US Olympic Trials Review

US Olympic Trials Review
US Olympic Trials Review It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, depending on who you were cheering for to make the USA 2016 Olympic team in the four hurdling events. It was a tough meet for me to watch, as two of my former athletes, Keni Harrison and Johnny Dutch...

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Evolution of an Event

Evolution of an Event
Evolution of an Event On the one hand, it seems that not much has changed in the men's 110 meter hurdles over the years. Back in 1978, Cuba's Alejandro Casaba's set a world record of 13.21. A year later, Renaldo Nehemiah brought the world record down to 13.00. Now here we are in 2016, a...

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Establishing Stride Pattern Workout

Establishing Stride Pattern Workout
Establishing Stride Pattern Workout The most important part of a 400 hurdle race is the beginning. To minimize breakdowns caused by fatigue late in races, the early stages of the race must be executed with precision and minimal wasted effort. Any stuttering or breaks in the stride pattern can throw things off in a major...

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A Simple Trust

A Simple Trust
A Simple Trust Everything it is what it is. Yet everything is so much more than what it appears to be. The same can be said for people. People are worlds. Universes. With layers upon layers of complexity. To everything in life there is a rhythm. Life is a constant movement, an endless river flowing...

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