Beck of the Pack

Kevin Beck
The strides and stumbles of the people and media covering track and field
Created 01 Sep 2020
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  • Don't be Patton Oswalt
    10 Jan 2022 • 13 min read • 3 2
    The entertainer Patton Oswalt got into trouble last weekend after posting a New Year’s Eve photo of himself with the comedian Dave Chappelle on Instagram. Chappelle, of course, is hated by transgender...
  • Did Kip Keino hand Marty Liquori the 1,500-meter win at the 1970 MLK Games?
    09 Jan 2022 • 5 min read • 3 0
    On May 16, 1970, reigning Olympic 1,500-meter champion Kip Keino of Kenya traveled to Villanova University outside Philadelphia to face American Marty Liquori, then running for the Wildcats, in a metr...
  • A workout you'll like when it's over
    08 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 3 2
    I thought of another workout slanted toward those inclined to long road races, one few people are situated perform properly because of its demand for high base fitness as well as a realistic knowledge...
  • Quitters, Inc.
    07 Jan 2022 • 14 min read • 3 1
    In 1978, “Quitters, Inc.” was published in Night Shift, a collection of short stories by Stephen King. It’s trademark King in short form, using an openly humorous, even slapstick conceit—in this case ...
  • Trans women are women, so...
    04 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 4 3
    A routinely offered denial of basic human biology appeared anew on Twitter this morning. The source this time is the Chris Mosier, blue checkmark and all. Q.E.D., regressive trolls! Previously, more p...
  • Running from the Facts: "Getting used to the stench of the garbage trucks" edition
    03 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 3 3
    The Bullshit variant is here to stay, and infects anyone who watches any news at all. This video and the associated TK News story capture the latest way in which the corporate media has feasted on the...
  • Happy New Year
    31 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 9 3
    I did my last run of 2021 this afternoon, about 27 minutes starting at 2:02 p.m. After a day of brutal, really brutal winds roaring off the mountains, the air is almost still. But snow is falling now—...
  • A really, really confused person is clamoring for a Letsrun competitor, or something
    31 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 2 7
    Sometime around October 13, an angry soul started a Twitter account called LetsRunWatch. I learned of this today through a Letsrun.com message-board thread. The Twitter account includes a link to a su...
  • Bookmarkable running moments of 2021
    30 Dec 2021 • 11 min read • 5 2
    I apologize for the mission creep, but I found myself inspired by the annual inevitability of treating a soon-to-be-completed calendar year as a discrete chronicle of human endeavors in a particular r...
  • Running from the Facts: "Can we just fast-forward to the end of the civilization movie?" edition
    21 Dec 2021 • 12 min read • 5 5
    Mondays are routinely my worst mood day. This is not for the typical reason of having to travel to an unsatisfying job to toil in the presence of adversarial people; I shelved the possibility of ever ...
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