With World Cup and Tour de France active, along with MLB, kudos to NBC for coverage of the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field today. It is difficult to find T&F events covered at all, and this one was covered reasonably well, except
Tom Hammond. Know the voice, Wikipedia tells me “play-by-play announcer for NBC Olympic coverage since 1992”. So after a fine Bowerman Mile won by Asbel Kiprop, I have to react to the lamest piece of sports reporting I’ve heard in a very long time:
“Yet another sub-four minute mile in the Bowerman Mile”.
Hammond was a ten-years old when Roger Bannister broke the barrier in 1954! 56 years later it is common place. There has never been a super-four minute mile at the Pre Classic. Yet another? Step it up.