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  • If you were king of the IAAF for a year what changes would you make?

  • 2015 World Championship Teams

    Sam Fillious - - The World

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    UK with (coach) and club listed MEN: 100m: James Dasaolu (Steve Fudge) – Croydon Richard Kilty (Self Coached) – Gateshead Chijindu Ujah (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) – Enfield & Haringey 200m: Zharnel Hughes (Glen Mills) – Shaftesbury Barnet Daniel Talbot (Dan Cossins) – Birchfield 400m: Jarryd Dunn (Keith Holt) - Birchfield Rabah Yousif Bkheit (Carol Williams) – Newham & Essex 800m: Kyle Langford (George Harrison) Shaftesbury Barnet Michael Rimmer (Jon Bigg) – Liverpool Pembroke Sefton 1500m: Charlie Gr…

  • Coaching Changes around the World

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    Quote from Dirk Walsh: “Quote from Jim Williams: “What's the deal with the Harvard job? ” I've heard they hired someone from the mid-west; but it hasn't been announced. ” @Dirk Walsh, you called it. Ridgway Joins Track and Field Staff as Throws Coach

  • Well well, i recommend another shot putter Name of the Thrower: Konrad Bukowiecki Discipline: Shot Put Month's best performance: 22.62m Rationale for the suggestions: 3rd in U20 all time shot put, behind David Storl and Jacko Gill... best part is, he has one more year to go for the world record of 23m..... what a strong kid...

  • 2015 Discus season preview

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    Jared Schurmanns also threw a new pb with 66m, quite impressive.

  • Ryan Crouser (USA) | news & notes

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    Quote from Bill Dekkinga: “Long term, does Crouser stay with two events or move to one? If it's one, which one? He has success with the shot put now but his looks more suited to the discus. He does not have the bulk of Hoffa, Whiting, Storl. ” Yes, that is the question that goes along with the 'who will coach him' question. Crouser threw the 1.6kg discus 72m five seasons ago, and that was a season riddled with injury. That 72m throw had to be worth 64m with a 2kg discus, a mark he has not reache…

  • Yes, same question here.

  • from the BBC "It shows one of two things: either Justin Gatlin's still taking performance-enhancing drugs to get the best out of him at his advanced age, or the ones he did take are still doing a fantastic job," says Dai Greene, Britain's 2011 400m hurdles world champion. "Because there is no way he can still be running that well at this late point in his career."After having years on the sidelines, being unable to train or compete, it doesn't really add up. 9.77 is an incredibly fast time. You …

  • Quote from Bill Dekkinga: “I hope this starts a chain reaction and the IAAF will bring harsher sanctions against dopers.” Looks like the Germans may beat the IAAF to that punch. Quote from Robert Harting: “Doping is no problem of germany anymore. We are already close to set a law which makes you banned from society and you will get a nice spot in jail!”

  • OUT OF THE FURNITURE BUSINESS AND INTO THE BOXING RING | The Oldfield Spin

  • Quote from Brian Oldfield: “September 5, 2014 It's the time of year that I took more time working on technique . I always found myself lighter and weaker by the end of summer. I always had something I wanted to improve on for the next season. This is the time of year to take a pragmatic look at your training program . You reestablish your base in weightlifting, find that extra time to examine your mechanics/technique in throwing. I trusted a system of throwing weighted shots; the heavy ones taug…

  • Quote from Brian Oldfield: “September 1, 2014 I just remembered a job I had in junior high as a bus boy at the Elks Club . My sister got me the job where she worked on weekends as a waitress . It was there that I learned to carry the try over my shoulder and pivot with my spine as the axis not disturbing any of the dishes and glassware back & forth , in and out of the kitchen through the swinging door. I remember using this awareness when I held the shot during the early days of spinning. I was …

  • Quote from Keith Homer: “August 31, 2014 Brian, if you could do it all again what would you do differently? ” Quote from Brian Oldfield: “August 31, 2014 Stayed in the circle on 78'11".”

  • Quote from Brian Oldfield: “August 24, 2014 THE OLDFIELD SPIN 1980 In this study, I will explain my concept of the rotational style of shot putting.These technical aspirations were developed from my total experience as a shot putter.My technique can be broken down into five phases: 1) Starting Position 2) Linear "Sprint" Phase 3) Nirvanna Phase 4) Vertical "Lift" Phase 5) Reverse/ Re-entry Phase The method of throwing described here is a result of many years of practice and throws taken beyond 8…

  • Quote from Sam Fillious: “Quote from Brian Oldfield: “August 22, 2014 The I.T.A. is back in El Paso I just spent a week in Dallas throwing and eating big. I got my shot put standing throw up to 66', full spin was 76' , The discus hit a tree 18' high off the ground & coming straight down at 206' , I thew the javelin 253' off seven quick steps. After lunch we hit golf balls; the kind with the red stripe around them. The club was a aluminum head standard driving range one. I was on fire after the m…

  • Quote from Brian Oldfield: “August 22, 2014 I was working to improve the factors I needed to throw that 80' throw and stay in the circle. I needed speed, strength, technique and a little luck. The training for the Super Stars was the motivation and provided the discipline for success. I started by adding sprinting over 100 yards instead of the 40 yards that I ran in the I.T.A. against the ladies. It would begin with running down the crown of the football field from one goal line to the other. I …

  • Quote from Brian Oldfield: “August 18, 2014 Living out my dream in Utopia for throwing. I was thriving and the 1975 season was getting started. I had a system by where I would enter a couple of All-Comers Meets to prepare for the meet scenario of staying in the circle and stretching out my distance. I always trained like a diamond in the rough and these meets honed my technique. We had a few meets and and I was getting close the indoor record that George Woods tossed last season erasing my mark.…

  • Quote from Jed Jackson: “August 17, 2014 Hey Al, love to hear your comments on the development of your technique, especially the 90 degree turn of the right foot and the passive left arm. Did you fix your eyes on something to keep your head back and create separation between shoulders and hips? Any flexibility exercises?” Quote from Al Feuerbach: “August 17, 2014 Jed , my abbreviated answers. My 90 degree foot turn evolved without a thought to it...I'm bow legged..so that worked to create better…

  • Quote from Tom Pagani: “August 17, 2014 I started to think about some of the throwers who lived and trained in the San Jose, Cupertino area around that time and it reads like a who's who of the worlds best. In addition to Brian, Al, Mac and John; there was Art Burns, Ben Plucknett, Mike Buncic, Greg Tafralis, Jim Doehring, Bruce Kennedy, Ed Burke, Richard Marks, Carol Cady. I'm sure I missed others. Fill in the blanks.” Quote from Al Feuerbach: “August 17, 2014 Pete Shmock, Lahsen Akka Samsam, B…

  • Quote from Brian Oldfield: “August 17, 2014 I'm living in Cupertino with police protection and my knee has responded well to surgery. Training has become serious and took up most of my time. I was bicycling to each venue where I was constantly adding to my repertoire of skills, likened to a cross training. I was lifting and throwing with some of the world's best athletes. It was a Mecca for throwers and they came from around the globe to train in this idolic atmosphere. On any given Saturday you…