Four years ago, just weeks after I started this website, I went to a morning session of the 2013 Moscow World Championships and posted a description of the experience.
Hours later, Sieg Lindstrom of Track and Field News placed "Teardrop of Sunlight" at the top of the center column of the Track and Field News website.
On Friday of Worlds.
Exposure was never like this.
It was the turning point for my blog - the before and after moment.
In fond acknowledgment of what has proved to be a turning point in my life, here is a link to "Teardrop of Sunlight":
A longer piece, "A Ride for Robert "- my #1 post these last four years - tells the story of how I came to that moment:
I would like to thank my readers - you honor me every time you read a story. Thank you for your enthusiastic support.
I remain deeply grateful to Sieg Lindstrom and Track and Field News for their ongoing support and encouragement;
to Thomas Byrne of IAAF's Spikes Magazine who has been singularly enthusiastic about my perspective on this sport we care so deeply about;
to the crew at LetsRun.com for their ongoing support of my work - and for their courage and the risks they take to make ours a sport of honor and integrity.
Meanwhile, it's Friday of Worlds again, and this evening I'm honored to be trusted with covering the men's hammer throw and women's steeplechase finals for Track and Field News.
What a difference four years makes.
I've got to get back to the stadium.
With gratitude and appreciation,
|Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow|
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
World Athletics Championships
Photo by Dmitry Rozhkov
Glad you were then and still writing, Mark. I enjoy your reflections and insights.ReplyDelete
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