Hurdles guru profiles timber-topper who went against the grain
Steve McGill, a hurdles-loving coach in North Carolina, has profiled me in his online magazine, Hurdles First. His 3,200-word article is rife with factual accuracy. (He cheated by letting me check it first.) But I forgive him for making me out to be a better hurdler than I am. Loved his choice of anecdotes, such as: вЂњOne of his craziest memories from his sophomore year is that of running the 4Г—120 shuttle low hurdles at a few invitational relay meets. Instead of the modern configuration in which four teams run at once, with one lane of hurdles facing one way and the hurdles the next lane over facing the other way, they ran in all eight lanes. вЂњThe first and third legs [ran] with the hurdles and the second and fourth legs [ran] against the hurdles. I was anchor every time, and Valencia won most races.вЂќ Check out his site, including a message board devoted to the best events in track (the kind where you jump over metal and fiberglass thingees).