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Friday, June 29, 2007

Print Magazines

I got two of 'em in the mail yesterday.

Sports Illustrated this week is their summer "Where Are They Now?" edition. Tracksters profiled include Al Oerter, Dave Wottle and Willie Gault, plus Texas HS sprint star Rynell Parson in the "Where Will They Be?" section. In the regular sports coverage, Tim Layden covers the USATF meet, and Austin Murphy's damning article on the Tour de France, "Are They All Dirty?" lets us know that T&F is coming out ahead in the long run for making a relatively honest attempt to face its problems head-on.

Runner's World actually has three articles worth reading this month, somewhat of a record for them (or at least in the last decade or so). There's a piece on the Hansons-Brooks project, an article on Ryan Hall alongside a half-marathon training plan, and a bit on the 1928 Bunion Derby. None of these are thrilling "I must read it" stuff, but it's a step up from the usual dreck.

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