Usain Bolt, photo by PhotoRun.net
In the 1990s, Vic Holchak, a Hollywood actor, track fan, and man with the voice made for radio, ran 1-900-TRACK. One would call up the number and hear live calls of many of the major meets across Europe. Vic Holchak found sponsors (the IAAF sponsored him for some time), and this kept, for many track fans in TV befuddled US of A, a way to keep your enthusiam up between issues of Track & Field News and American Athletics.
So, in honor of our late friend, Vic Holchak, I, from time to time, take shots at doing races live on audio. It more is me, in high voice, speaking over the crowd noise.
In the end, it is kind of fun!
One final thought: Usain Bolt and Coach Mills have some work to do.
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