August 20, 2018
“Even though the Olympics didn’t go really great for me, when I got to Europe after the Olympics, I beat everybody that beat me in the Olympics, including (Dorio).”
By Obrey Brown, Redlands Connection
Clay Brooks raved about Ruth Kleinsasser.
So did Ted Runner.
Brooks, who spent years as...
January 26, 2017
“It was a cat-and-mouse affair – we both started off running at the back of the field. I beat him by little more than the thickness of a vest.”
By Sam Burke, Runner's Tribe
The 1980s were an era in which male middle distance running was dominated by Britain. The British dominance was total...
July 28, 2016
More than 30 years after their heyday on the track, Decker and Budd still hold national records for the Mile.
By Jason Henderson, The Guardian
For an arena that bills itself as “the greatest stadium in the world”, the Los Angeles Coliseum is badly in need of a facelift. Large cracks caused by...
September 05, 2014
The 1984 Olympics was the first Olympics that I attended. Watching Seb Coe win his silver medal in the 800 meters was inspiring. When Seb won the 1,500 meters in LA, he made Olympic history. Now, thirty years later, Jeff Benjamin, long time contributor to RunBlogRun, American Track & Field and...
August 01, 2014
I was just running for place, came up on Mary and I heard those three men’s voices saying, ‘If you’re with her with 200 meters to go you can beat her.’
By Gary Cohen, GaryCohenRunning.com
Ruth Wysocki was a member of the 1984 United States Olympic team which competed in Los Angeles in the 800...
August 12, 2013
The latest ESPN Nine for IX documentary takes a look at one of sports most infamous moments, the Mary Decker - Zola Budd collision at the 1984 Olympic Games at 3000 meters; Premiers on ESPN on August 13; directed by former world class runner Shola Lynch, winner of the 1984 Millrose Games Girls'...
October 01, 2009
Many remember Zola Budd as the barefoot prodigy who broke world records, became a symbol of South Africa's oppression, and was blamed for Mary Decker's Olympic nightmare, but her story has more heartbreak, more hard-fought redemption and considerably more weirdness than the legend.
November 15, 2006
1978-84: First Sub-4, First Olympics
He visited Oregon, who, at the time, had Rudy Chapa and Alberto Salazar. On his visit to Eugene in the fall of his senior year, coach Bill Dellinger explained the Ducks’ training philosophy, pulled out some charts, pointed to a number and said that’s what he...