Jimson Lee writing for Speed Endurance posted the following article on odd shaped tracks.
Go figure, eh? The 1908 Olympics had a huge 3 lap track with the Olympic Swimming pool in the middle and room for equestrian events in the infield. Peter Snell's first world record mile was run on a 5 lap grass track. I've run on one at Oakwood high school in Dayton, Ohio, and it was a bit befuddling running that fifth lap. Western Kentucky when Nick Rose and the other outstanding Brits were there had an outdoor track with four corners and four straightaways around their football field.
Below is some talk amongst friends who are discussing the ins and outs of announcing a track meet and the importance of old time dual meets and triangular meets, and how often runners should compete during the college or high school season. I think maybe this will elicit some comments from readers. Just add yours at the bottom of this piece and I will put them on the blog for everyone to see.