The History Of T&FN Interviews

One of the most popular ongoing features in the pages of Track & Field News is the formal Q&A interview. Below you will find an accounting of them from their inception (numbers in parentheses indicate repeat performances). For entries 1 through 302, clicking on the athlete’s name will open a PDF of the Interview. Starting with No. 304 (March 2018) the link takes you to the Interview in HTML format.

Latest Interview: Chris Nilsen

Chris Nilsen (RICHARD SEOW)
1973
1 December Brian Oldfield
1974
2 II March John Walker
3 II May Paul Geis
4 II June Ivory Crockett
5 I July Reggie Jones
6 II July Tom Byers
7 I August Rey Brown
8 II August Dan Ferris
9 September Jim Bolding
10 Jesse Owens
11 October Peter Snell
12 November John Powell
13 December Steve Williams
1975
14 January Rick Wohlhuter
15 February Marty Liquori
16 March Filbert Bayi
17 April Frank Shorter
18 May Ben Jipcho
19 June Al Feuerbach
20 July Houston McTear
21 August Eamonn Coghlan
22 September Guy Drut
23 October Bruce & Chrystie Jenner
24 November Ralph Mann
25 December Berny Wagner
1976
26 January Brian Oldfield (2)
27 February John Walker (2)
28 March Valeriy Borzov
29 April Dwight Stones
30 May Dan Ripley
31 June Harvey Glance
32 September Edwin Moses
33 October Arnie Robinson
34 November Mike Boit
35 December Willie Davenport
1977
36 January Bruce Jenner (2)
37 February Mac Wilkins
38 March Terry Albritton
39 May Mark Belger
40 June Mike Shine
41 July Earl Bell
42 October Fred Dixon
43 November Alberto Juantorena
44 December Kate Schmidt
1978
45 February Bill Rodgers
46 March Dick Buerkle
47 May Franklin Jacobs
48 June Steve Scott
49 July Al Oerter
50 August Greg Foster
51 September Vladimir Yashchenko
52 October James Butts
53 November Clancy Edwards
54 December Jane Frederick
1979
55 January Henry Rono
56 February Renaldo Nehemiah
57 March Dwight Stones (2)
58 April Tom Jennings
59 May Daley Thompson
60 June Bob Roggy
61 July Willie Smith
62 August Don Paige
63 September Seb Coe
64 October Larry Myricks
65 November Bob Coffman
66 December Evelyn Ashford
1980
67 February Ron Livers
68 April Mary Decker
69 May Craig Virgin
70 June Billy Mullins
71 August Henry Marsh
72 October Tom Hintnaus
73 November Willie Banks
74 December Carl Lewis
1981
75 February Władysław Kozakiewicz
76 March Rod Dixon
77 May James Sanford
78 June Sydney Maree
79 September Seb Coe (2)
80 October Cliff Wiley
81 November Bill Rodgers (2)
82 December James Robinson
1982
83 February Billy Olson
84 March Debbie Brill
85 April Don Paige (2)
86 May Henry Rono (2)
87 June Jeff Phillips
88 July Suleiman Nyambui
89 August Steve Scott (2)
90 September Dave Volz
91 October Dave Laut
92 November Tom Byers
93 December Keith Connor
1983
94 February Steve Cram
95 March Greg Foster (2)
96 April Rob de Castella
97 May Henry Marsh (2)
98 June Bert Cameron
99 July Eamonn Coghlan (2)
100 October Tom Petranoff
101 November Doug Padilla
102 December Edwin Moses (2)
1984
103 January Alberto Salazar
104 February Chuck DeBus
105 March Louise Ritter
106 April Daley Thompson (2)
107 May Ben Plucknett
108 June Mel Lattany
109 July Mike Conley
110 October Joaquim Cruz
111 November Carlos Lopes
112 December John Powell (2)
1985
113 February Joan Benoit
114 March Valerie Brisco
115 April Mike Tully
116 May Dwight Stones (3)
117 June Steve Scott (3)
118 July Al & Jackie Joyner
119 August Joe Dial
120 September Steve Cram (2)
121 October Johnny Gray
122 November Steve Ovett
123 December Andre Phillips
1986
124 March Jim Howard
125 May Pat Porter
126 June Saïd Aouita
127 July Jud Logan
128 September Jackie Joyner (2)
129 October Harvey Glance/Dwayne Evans
130 November Mark Nenow
131 December Jim Spivey
1987
132 March Earl Bell (2)
133 April Larry Myricks (2)
134 May Daley Thompson (3)
135 June Tonie Campbell
136 September Butch Reynolds
137 December Calvin Smith
1988
138 March Danny Harris
139 April Marcus O’Sullivan
140 May Don Kardong
141 June John Brenner
142 September Willie Banks (2)
143 December Henry Marsh (3)
1989
144 March Randy Barnes
145 May Steve Lewis
146 June Ingrid Kristiansen
147 October Roger Kingdom
148 November Abdi Bile
149 December Carl Lewis (2)
1990
150 January Pat Porter (2)
151 February Sandra Farmer-Patrick
152 March Frank Shorter (2)
152 May Suzy Favor
153 June Hollis Conway
154 July Ollan Cassell
155 September Jackie Joyner-Kersee (3)
156 October PattiSue Plumer
157 November Paul Ereng
158 December Joe Falcon
1991
159 March Noureddine Morceli
160 April Leroy Burrell
161 May Kenny Harrison
162 June Mike Buncic
163 August Lynn Jennings
164 October Jim Spivey (2)
1992
165 February Gwen Torrence
166 March Primo Nebiolo
167 May Ken Flax
168 June Dan O’Brien
169 September Kevin Young
170 November Brian Diemer
171 December Evelyn Ashford (2)
1993
172 February Tony Dees
173 March/April Shelly Steely
174 May Michael Johnson
175 June Herman Frazier
176 July Mike Marsh
177 December Mike Conley
1994
178 February Todd Williams
179 April Carl Lewis (3)
180 June Tom Pukstys
181 July Andre Cason
182 September Lance Deal
183 October Bob Kennedy
184 November Dennis Mitchell
185 December Regina Jacobs
1995
186 February Derrick Adkins
187 April Steve Holman
188 May Mike Powell
189 June Erik Nedeau
190 July Dave Johnson
191 November Ruth Wysocki
1996
192 January John Godina
193 February Danny Harris (2)
194 November Gail Devers
1997
195 February Pat Rico
196 April U.S. Relay-Meet Directors
(Scott Davis, Bob Ehrhart, Dave Johnson)
197 June Charles Austin
1998
198 February Cordner Nelson
199 July Kevin Sullivan
200 December Craig Masback
1999
none (and no, in retrospect we’re not sure why!)
2000
201 January Jeff Hartwig
202 February Maurice Greene
203 June Gabe Jennings & Michael Stember
204 October John Chaplin
2001
205 January Michael Johnson (2)
206 March Bob Kennedy (2)
2002
207 January Alan Webb
208 February Allen Johnson
209 May Deena Drossin
210 November Tim Montgomery
211 December Khalid Khannouchi
212 Paula Radcliffe
2003
213 September Stacy Dragila
214 November Paul Tergat
2004
215 January Dwight Phillips
216 February Haile Gebrselassie
217 March Christian Olsson
218 May Sanya Richards
219 December Breaux Greer
2005
220 March Craig Masback (2)
221 April Justin Gatlin
222 May Tim Mack
223 June Amy Acuff
224 October Bryan Clay
225 November Allyson Felix
226 December Jeremy Wariner
2006
227 March Adam Nelson
228 April Bernard Lagat
229 May Walter Davis
230 July John McDonnell
231 November Allen Johnson (2)
232 December Jan Železný
2007
233 April Andrew Rock
234 May Matt Tegenkamp
235 June Asafa Powell
236 July Lauryn Williams
237 September Tyson Gay
2008
238 March Jenn Suhr
239 Brad Walker
240 April Wallace Spearmon
241 May Dathan Ritzenhein
242 June Kerron Clement
243 July Vin Lananna
2009
244 January Shalane Flanagan
245 April Deena Kastor (2)
246 May Lolo Jones
247 June LaShawn Merritt
248 July Bryan Clay (2)
249 October Doug Logan
2010
250 May Christian Cantwell
251 June Allyson Felix (2)
252 July Chris Solinsky
253 October Bershawn Jackson
254 November David Oliver
255 December Galen Rupp
2011
256 January Pat Henry
257 April Jenny Simpson
258 May Ashton Eaton
259 June Alberto Salazar (2)
260 July Leonel Manzano
261 October Terrence Mahon
262 December Trey Hardee
2012
263 April Jenn Suhr (2)
264 May Chaunté Lowe
265 November Sanya Richards-Ross (2)
266 December Reese Hoffa
2013
267 January Carmelita Jeter
268 April Matthew Centrowitz
269 May Bernard Lagat (2)
270 June Brigetta Barrett
271 July Jason Richardson
272 September Ato Boldon
273 October Kori Carter
274 December Justin Gatlin (2)
2014
275 January Nick Symmonds
276 April Christian Taylor
277 May Erik Kynard
278 June Ryan Whiting
279 July LaShawn Merritt (2)
280 September Duane Solomon
281 October Will Leer
282 November Molly Huddle
283 December Emma Coburn
2015
284 January Meb Keflezighi
285 April Dawn Harper Nelson
286 May Shannon Rowbury
287 June Will Claye
288 July Michael Tinsley
289 October Adam Nelson (2)
290 December Aries Merritt
2016
291 January Evan Jager
292 April Ashton Eaton (2)
293 May Boris Berian
294 June Reese Hoffa (2)
295 November Keni Harrison
296 December Matthew Centrowitz (2)
2017
297 January Joe Kovacs
298 April Michelle Carter
299 May Brittney Reese
300 June Jordan Hasay
301 October Sam Kendricks
302 November Sandi Morris
2018
303 February Tori Bowie
304 March Amy Cragg
305 April Ryan Crouser
306 May Ajee’ Wilson
307 August Courtney Frerichs
308 September Devon Allen
309 October Tianna Bartoletta
310 November Paul Chelimo
2019
311 February Shelby Houlihan
312 March Donavan Brazier
313 April Fred Kerley
314 May Christian Coleman
315 July Will Claye
316 August Vashti Cunningham
317 November DeAnna Price
318 December Karsten Warholm
2020
319 March/April Emma Coburn (2)
320 May/June Rai Benjamin
321 July/August Keturah Orji
322 September/October Kara Winger
323 November/December Michael Norman
2021
324 January Grant Holloway
325 February Sara Hall
326 March Matthew Centrowitz (3)
327 May Shalane Flanagan (2)
328 June Trayvon Bromell
329 August Christian Taylor
330 October Chris Nilsen