Photos of Spokane nationals capture spectacular action

They’re up. Nearly 400 photos taken by my wife, Chris, and moi tell the story of last month’s Spokane nationals unlike any written narrative. Click here for series of shots, including Liz Palmer step-for-step with Joy Upshaw-Margerum in the 80-meter hurdles. Rita Hanscom passing a falling Amanda Scotti just yards from the finish of the W50 200. Bob Lida losing an M70 sprint as his “runner’s knee” collapses near the finish. Bud Held setting an M80 world record in the pole vault, and getting a joyous embrace from his love, Nadine O’Connor. And on and on. A bonus album shows masters founder David Pain, his daughter Robin and wife Linda as they visit with stars of the meet, the 40th anniversary of his first masters nationals in San Diego. Enjoy!

Haven’t had time to write captions. Will do eventually.
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September 28, 2008

6 Responses

  1. peter taylor - September 28, 2008

    Wow. What a job you and Chris did, Ken. The shots bring back a lot of memories, and they underscore what I and many others know so well: “The masters are THE TRUTH.”

  2. Kettrell - September 28, 2008

    Ken and Chris
    You guys rock.
    Thanks for all you do

  3. Ken Stone - September 30, 2008

    M70 sprinter Bob Lida, whose crash is chronicled in my gallery, reports on his recovery:
    Thanks for the pictures from Spokane. Although, it was a little like reliving a car wreck. Turns out the biggest damage was breaking a bone in my wrist. Scaphoid. Has a screw in ion about three weeks ago. Guess it’s healing. Still hurts. In a cast for 5 more weeks.
    More important is that I’m finally getting some help for my knees. This is the second time this has happened to me. First time was two years at the K.U. Relays. 98 meters into a 100 meter (about the same place) This time I fell on my outstretched arm and tore a rotator cuff.
    I had self-diagnosed myself as bad runner’s knee. Turns out I was wrong. Fibrosis. Caused by repeated strain. Getting ASTYM massage. Think it’s going to do the job. Good news is I should be able to run faster than before.

  4. Daphne Sluys - October 3, 2008

    A big thank you for sharing these photos. With so much going on I could not watch some of the races – your photos helped fill in some blanks for me. Great job.

  5. Sarah Lawson - October 4, 2008

    Fantastic. Some of the best I’ve seen of our meets. They really evoke the feeling of being there, and that’s so hard to do. Thanks so much for them

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