Recently by Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter

Dave Hunter

Bio: Dave Hunter, who ran his marathon P.R. of 2:31:40 on the highly revered Boston Marathon course back in the Paleozoic era, is a track and field announcer, broadcaster, and journalist.


David Hunter wrote this piece on Clayton Murphy for his weekly column on the athletes in our sport. The men's 800 meters will be a barn burner and Clayton Murphy should be in the thick of it.

Read David Hunter's revealing piece on this fine young runner, who is also the Pan Am and NCAA Champion.

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Reese Hoffa is one of the finest throwers of this or any other generation. His love of the sport, his sense of humor, his competitve nature, and his willingness to speak to media are all of part of why he is so popular.

David Hunter wrote this week's feature on the grand old man of the shot, Reese Hoffa.

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This is the third column that David Hunter did on the 2016 Penn Relays, and it is all about the crazy day of relays that concluded the wonderful event that is Penn!

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The Siren Song of Penn


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This is the second of three columns that David Hunter, long time writer for RunBlogRun, has done for us, on the 2016 Penn Relays. In this column, David speaks to several of the top stars of USA versus the World.

Dave Johnson is the director of the Penn Relays. For a track geek such as Dave Johnson, this is a dream job. This dream job, however, comes with many challenges. Here is the thoughtful piece from David Hunter on Dave Johnson, posted on the weekend of the Penn Relays, the oldest and most prestigious relay meet in America.

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When Atsede Baysa started showing up on the TV, we were, well, stunned. Running in the shade, this women was flying. Forensic analysis of her splits, post race, showed a 5k of 16:44. Running the last three miles between 22 and 25, Atsede just flew by Tsegaye, putting 44 seconds of prime real estate between Baysa and Tsegaye.

As David Hunter expressed to me earlier today, "if you were a Boston fan, standing at 40k, you saw pivotal moments in both races!"

That is the beauty of competition. A glorious day, with strange winds, some heat, and some fabulous racing.

Here is David Hunter's fine story on the womens' race!

The 2016 Boston Marathon is the 120th verison of the iconic event. And while the races were not the fastest, they were two of the finest competitive events upfront that we have seen in several decades of marathong viewing.

We asked David Hunter to write this fine piece on the battle for Boston, on the men's side. He found the need to use pugalistic terms to describe the tight, difficult battle between the top two men.

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Updated April 17. Looking forward to seeing Allyson compete in Doha on May 6! An example of an athlete with a career that transcends high school, young adult and seasoned competitor, Allyson has been a pro athlete for sixteen years!

Allyson Felix is the focus of this feature by David Hunter. In the article, Hunter asks the reader if Allyson Felix is the greatest ever? Truth is, many can not remember a time when Ms. Felix was not racing on the global level.

Allyson has graced covers of American Track & Field, Athletes Only and California Track & Running News, three of our titles.

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Her move from high school phenom to professional athlete has been tried by many, but only successfully by a few.

I remember speaking with Allyson and her brother Wes, on a bus from the Doha airport to our hotel for the Doha DL last year. Allyson is poised, thoughtful and focused.

This year should be fascinating for Allyson Felix, and as our friend and fellow writer, David Hunter knows, could go a long way into answering if Allyson Felix is the greatest ever.

The World Indoors has been over for 36 hours now, and David Hunter's piece has been ready since last night. Now, with photos and my pithy intro, here our our Ten Moments of the World Indoors. I think David did a fine job on his top Ten.

I wanted to thank David Hunter, Elliott Denman, Mark Winitz, Stuart Weir, Lindsay Rossmiller, Chris Lotsbom, and Cathal Dennehy for all of their support over the US and World Champs. The fine support from USATF and IAAF Communications made both events much better to cover. Thanks also to the Shoe Addicts, Tim Jeffries and my brother, Brian Eder, on managing our daily coverage. Thanks to Chuck Bartlett for posting the stories on RunningNetwork sites! Thanks to my son, Adam Eder, who helps manage me, which is a task for which no amount of money could compensate.

Also, thanks to K. Ken Nakamura and Tom Cassaky, of FAST, who helped me each day with esoterica that only a track geek would love and understand!

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The 4x400 meter heats were the focus of Dave Hunter for Day three. Here is his column on the US men's team....

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