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Trials and Tribulations: Day 2

EUGENE, ORE. — Day 2 from the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials.

On Saturday, I was the finish line boy. That meant roasting my buns on the hot track while hearing a few tales from Frakes.

It also meant feeling stuck – both physically and creatively. For most of the races, I felt like I was there for documentation, proof that athletes ran and crossed the line. I was more than happy to be there for the team effort. But that didn’t mean I felt I was doing that great a job.

Sadly, the best crash – a five person train wreck in the 800m – happened on the other side of the track, part of the “no fly zone” for photographers.

Here’s what I saw while sitting on my ass all day.

Pietsch is my all-time hero, supreme master of always coming back with “the goooooods.”

  • TRM - July 6, 2008 - 11:10 am

    I know how you feel, I’ve been stuck there before.


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