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By Joey Blum
The Chronicle 

SPOTLIGHT: 800M & 1500M SPRINTS - Middle distances, and memories


January 30, 2020

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Hicham El Guerrouj and Alan Webb celebrate.

"Running is a very simple sport. We like to really make it very complicated, but it's honestly such a simple, easy sport." - Donavan Brazier, American record-holder in the 800 meters

Track and field is a numbers-driven sport. My wife, Nancy, has discouraged me from sharing too many, so I'll try to keep to the essential ones. Truth be told, when I work or watch a track and field meet, it isn't the numbers that hold my attention; it's always the stories that play out that keep me intrigued.

Numbers are numbers; some endure and others fade quickly, but over time, stories expand and grow in th...

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