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article imageOp-Ed: Top track and field interviews of 2018

By Markos Papadatos     Dec 30, 2018 in Sports
Digital Journal lists its top 12 track and field interviews for 2018. These include national champions, Olympic medalists, former and current world record holders. Also, several other noteworthy individuals that are important to the sport are highlighted.
Billy Mills : Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills chatted with Digital Journal about his athletic career and his gold medal in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the men's 10,000 meter race. To this day, he is the sole American to win the gold in Olympic history. He also spoke about the film screening of Running Brave, which took place at the Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay, Oregon.
Billy Mills
Billy Mills
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Bruce Caldwell: Bruce Caldwell is the Vice President of Kanstet. He spoke to Digital Journal about pole vaulting, the dynamics of the sport, as well as the impact of technology on track and field.
Bruce Caldwell
Bruce Caldwell
Photo Courtesy Bruce Caldwell
Daniel Mitchell: Sports photographers have the gift of making the sport of track and field more exhilarating through the lens. Daniel Mitchell is such a distinguished photographer, who has covered track and field consistently throughout Europe. He spoke to Digital Journal about the 2018 European Championships, as well as the latest photographic equipment and technologies such as mirrorless cameras.
Daniel Mitchell
Daniel Mitchell
Photo by Daniel Mitchell
Florence "Flo" Filion Meiler: At 84 years old, nothing is stopping great-grandmother Florence Filion Meiler from competing in track and field. She chatted with Digital Journal about her career as a world record holder in the Masters Athletics.
George Davies: Former world record holder George Davies chatted with Digital Journal about his accomplished career as a pole vaulter. He also spoke about the impact of technology in the pole vault, especially these days with the artificial runways.
George Davies
George Davies
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Katie Nageotte: Katie Nageotte was the 2018 national indoor champion in the women's pole vault. She chatted with Digital Journal about her career as a pole vaulter, and how technology has changed the sport.
Katie Nageotte
Katie Nageotte
Photo Courtesy of Daniel Mitchell
Konstantin Volkov: Olympic silver medalist Konstantin Volkov shared his insights about pole vaulting, and he opened up about coaching his son, Matthew, who is following into his father's foosteps.
Konstantin Volkov and his son
Konstantin Volkov and his son
Photo courtesy of Konstantin Volkov
Kurtis Marschall: Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall chatted with Digital Journal about his career and accomplishments in pole vault, which included several personal bests this year.
Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall
Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall
Daniel Mitchell
Linda Prefontaine: Linda Prefontaine is the sister of American track and field legend Steve Prefontaine. She spoke about her brother's legacy and his induction this year into the National High School Track and Field Hall of Fame.
Steve Prefontaine
Steve Prefontaine
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Mondo Duplantis: Teen pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis chatted with Digital Journal about his 2018 European championship win, his world junior records and his plans for the new year.
Mondo Duplantis
Mondo Duplantis
Daniel Mitchell
Sandi Morris: Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris chatted with Digital Journal about her gold medal win in the women's pole vault at the 2018 World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England.
Sandi Morris
Sandi Morris
Daniel Mitchell
Scott Houston: American pole vaulter Scott Houston chatted with Digital Journal about his 2018 national indoor championship win in the men's pole vault, and his career as a coach.
Scott Houston
Scott Houston
Scott Houston
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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