The “Dirty Business” Side of Track & Field [Interview with Steve Williams, Part 2]

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series.

Click here for Part 1.

If you enjoyed the The Business Side of Track & Field Interview with Kris Mychasiw, then you’ll enjoy this one.

People give credit to Carl Lewis as the man who setup professional Track and Field, where athletes got paid market value, and were not being taken advantage of by meet directors and other officials.

But it was Steve Williams and others, such as Dwight Stones, who set the path for Carl Lewis and Edwin Moses to put Track on the Professional Map, at least in terms of market value.

If you want to see and hear what Track and Field was really like in the 1970’s and 80’s, watch this video.

NOTE: Names have been left out to protect the guilty!

Interview with Steve Williams, Part 2

Jimson Lee

Jimson Lee

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I am a Masters Athlete and Coach currently based in London UK. My other projects include the Bud Winter Foundation, writer for the IAAF New Studies in Athletics Journal (NSA) and a member of the Track & Field Writers of America.
Jimson Lee
Jimson Lee