I am trying to channel the late Vic Holchak. Vic did the 1-900-Track service in the 1990s, where you would call in and hear Vic’s life play by play’s on great track meets. As we were being screwed on TV in US on athletics, Vic kept track geeks like me alive. Vic passed away a few weeks ago.
Hagos Gebrhiwet defeats Mo Farah in hard won race!
photo by PhotoRun.net
So, in this is my homage to Vic Holchak.
The Doha DL, where do I start?
This is what a world class track meet should be about!
I have not been here since 2013, and the Qatar Sports Club was set up even better than before. In the background, you are hearing locals getting ready for a concert of a famous Filipino music star.
The crowd stayed through the entire meet. In early years, the crowd would leave halfway through the meet, and the management was dumbfounded. But, early on, the Ethiopians would be racing in early events. With Hagos Gebrehiwit defeating Mo Farah, the proverbial roof was blown off with the joy and waving and screaming by the fans.
Again, a fantastic meet. I am still pleased about this meet, and I am back in Fort Atkinson, WI for some business meetings.
Special thanks to my brother, Brian, who endured me coaching him for a couple of years in high school, and now, manages RunBlogRun. Being able to work with my brother, Brian, and my son, Adam are two of the reasons why I am in my happy place today.
See you all at Pre Classic, where, thanks to Nike Pegasus 32, we will be promoting the meet from May 25-May 30 and the Pegasus 32 from May 25-June 5!
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